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SubjectRe: [2.4.17/18pre] VM and swap - it's really unusable
> overall performance seems far lower.  For instance, without the patch
> the -j build finishes in ~10 minutes (2x933P3/256MB) but with the patch

please, PLEASE stop using "make -j"
for anything except the fork-bomb that it is.
pretending that it's a benchmark, especially one
to guide kernel tuning, is a travesty!

if you want to simulate VM load, so something sane like
boot with mem=32M, or a simple "mmap(lots); mlockall" tool.

regards, mark hahn.

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