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SubjectRe: 2.4 Success story
On Tuesday, 18 September 2001, at 12:20:03 -0700,
Colonel wrote:

> A brief note of _thanks_ to all that create the linux kernel.
> [...]
> This particular gem of a kernel is:
>
> 2.4.9-ac10 #1 SMP Tue Sep 11 21:47:15 PDT 2001 i686
>
>From my particular experience with a couple of very low-end computers
moderately loaded (mainly used as workstations) I can say that in _my_ own
setup and hardware, memory management in 2.4.9-ac10 feels much better than
2.4.9's. In 2.4.9-ac10 I've been using:
echo "1" > /proc/sys/vm/page_aging_tactic

and the result is a much better behavior of the system. Now, with the same
applications loaded, daily cron doesn't force all of my appliactions into
swap (something 2.4.9 did). Now swap usage is much lower, the system seems
to have a faster response to user interaction than before and "swapoff" is
_much_ (maybe x10) faster than in 2.4.9.

It seems that we are getting closer to a production-quality kernel :)

--
José Luis Domingo López
Linux Registered User #189436 Debian GNU/Linux Potato (P166 64 MB RAM)

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