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    SubjectRe: [2.4.17/18pre] VM and swap - it's really unusable
    On January 14, 2002 01:46 am, Bill Davidsen wrote:
    > Finally, I doubt that any of this will address my biggest problem with
    > Linux, which is that as memory gets cheap a program doing significant disk
    > writing can get buffers VERY full (perhaps a while CD worth) before the
    > kernel decides to do the write, at which point the system becomes
    > non-responsive for seconds at a time while the disk light comes on and
    > stays on. That's another problem, and I did play with some patches this
    > weekend without making myself really happy :-( Another topic,
    > unfortunately.

    Patience, this is understood, a solution is known and a fix is in the

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