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SubjectSomething Broken in 2.4.9-ac15
On Mon, Sep 24, 2001 at 08:29:44PM -0400, Michael Rothwell wrote:
> my swap load is at zero, which is probably where it should be (2.4.7
> would regularly be using 256MB of swap with the same applications
> running).

That got my attention. I think something is broken here and you
are into swap but the reporting is quite wrong.

I have 192 MB in my laptop running 2.4.9-ac15 w/preemption patch
turned on. I fired up a couple Mozilla windows, a couple Netscape
windows, Staroffice, a couple acroread windows, a couple emacs
windows, Abiword, and I forget what all. Still no swap usage
reported. I fired up a second X session and my computer came to a
crawl as it tried to run all those apps again. The disk was grinding
away--it felt just like a swapping death and yet xosview and top both
reported 0 swap usage. I don't believe it was so.

I killed most everything, and now the computer feels like it is back
to normal, but xosview thinks the CPU is pinned at 100% SYS when
nothing is going on. I drag a window around and I get plenty of USR
and even some FREE, but let go and it goes back to 100%.

Something is broken here, me thinks.

-kb, the Kent who might go back to 2.4.9-ac12 later today and ry it
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