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    SubjectRe: [BUG] 2.4 VM sucks. Again
    >> > How much RAM do you have, and what does /proc/meminfo
    >> > and /proc/slabinfo say just before the explosion point?
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    >> I have 1 gig - highmem (not enabled) - 900 megs.
    >> for what I can see, kernel can't reclaim buffers fast enough.
    >> ut looks better on -aa.
    >>
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    > What sort of setup. I can't duplicate the problem here ?

    I'm not sure exactly what Roy was doing, but we were taking a machine
    with 16Gb of RAM, and reading files into the page cache - I think we built up
    8 million buffer_heads according to slabinfo ... on a P4 they're 128 bytes each,
    on a P3 96 bytes.

    M.


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