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SubjectRe: broken VM in 2.4.10-pre9
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Is there a way to tell the VM to prune its cache? Or a way to limit the
amount of cache it uses?



On 16 Sep 2001 17:19:43 +0200, Ricardo Galli wrote:
> > So whether Linux uses swap or not is a 100% meaningless indicator of
> > "goodness". The only thing that matters is how well the job gets done,
> > ie was it reasonably responsive, and did the big untars finish quickly..
>
> I am running 2.4.9 on a PII with 448MB RAM. After listening a couple of
> hours MP3 from the /dev/cdrom and KDE started, more than 70MB went to
> swap, about 300 MB in cache and KDE takes about 15-20 seconds just for
> logging out and showing the greeting console.
>
> Obviously, all apps went to disk to leave space for caching mp3 files that
> are read only once. Altough logging out is not a very often process...
>
> Regards,
>
>
> --ricardo
>
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