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SubjectRe: broken VM in 2.4.10-pre9

On 16-Sep-2001 Rik van Riel wrote:
> On 16 Sep 2001, Michael Rothwell wrote:
>
>> Is there a way to tell the VM to prune its cache? Or a way to limit
>> the amount of cache it uses?
>
> Not yet, I'll make a quick hack for this when I get back next
> week. It's pretty obvious now that the 2.4 kernel cannot get
> enough information to select the right pages to evict from
> memory.
>
In my experience you should try to run aide
(ftp://ftp.cs.tut.fi/pub/src/gnu/aide-0.7.tar.gz) for tests. This is a case of
one single process doing a file system consistency check and stopping all other
processes cold due to swapout due to heavy cacheing. While aide runs the system
just becomes unusable.


Andreas Steinmetz
D.O.M. Datenverarbeitung GmbH
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