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    SubjectRe: vm-33, strongly recommended [Re: [2.4.17/18pre] VM and swap - it's really unusable]
    This goes back to my previous post - 
    Applying only the vm patches didn't get me far.

    I'm still trying to pin point what it is thats helping
    me out in -aa

    --- Ken Brownfield <ken@irridia.com> wrote:
    :
    :
    >
    > How much of the improved behavior that you're seeing
    > is due to the vm-33
    > tweaks and not pte-highmem, block-highmem, or any of
    > the 100 or so other
    > 2.4.19-pre6aa1 patches?
    :
    :
    >
    > What I'd like to hear (and what I suspect many
    > admins trying to get
    > higher-end hardware working optimally in a
    > production environment would
    > like to hear) is what specific patches applied to
    > mainline are needed to
    > correct the current VM and I/O issues in the 2.4
    > tree?
    >
    > If it's vm, pte-highmem, and block-highmem, that's
    > fine -- and separable
    > from -aa. Otherwise it's difficult to get people to
    > test, use, and
    > provide feedback that isn't polluted by unnecessary
    > variables.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > --
    > Ken.
    > ken@irridia.com
    >



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