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SubjectRe: Break 2.4 VM in five easy steps

On Thu, 7 Jun 2001, Shane Nay wrote:

> On Thursday 07 June 2001 13:00, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
> > On Thu, 7 Jun 2001, Shane Nay wrote:
> > > (Oh, BTW, I really appreciate the work that people have done on the VM,
> > > but folks that are just talking..., well, think clearly before you impact
> > > other people that are writing code.)
> >
> > If all the people talking were reporting results we would be really happy.
> >
> > Seriously, we really lack VM reports.
> Okay, I've had some problems with the VM on my machine, what is the most
> usefull way to compile reports for you?

1) Describe what you're running. (your workload)
2) Describe what you're feeling. (eg "interactivity is crap when I run
this or that thing", etc)

If we need more info than that I'll request in private.

Also send this reports to the linux-mm list, so other VM hackers can also
get those reports and we avoid traffic on lk.

> I have modified the kernel for a few different ports fixing bugs, and
> device drivers, etc., but the VM is all greek to me, I can just see
> that caching is hyper aggressive and doesn't look like it's going back
> to the pool..., which results in sluggish performance.

By performance you mean interactivity or throughput?

> Now I know from the work that I've done that anecdotal information is
> almost never even remotely usefull.

If we need more info, we will request.

> Therefore is there any body of information that I can read up on to
> create a usefull set of data points for you or other VM hackers to
> look at? (Or maybe some report in the past that you thought was
> especially usefull?)

Just do what I described above.


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