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SubjectRe: 2.4.20pre5aa2


Andi Kleen wrote:

>On Sat, Sep 14, 2002 at 09:39:24AM -0500, Steve Lord wrote:
>
>
>>On Fri, 2002-09-13 at 16:18, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>>So, returning to xfs, it is possible dbench really generates lots of
>>>simultaneous vmaps because of its concurrency, so I would suggest to add
>>>an atomic counter increased at every vmap/vmalloc and decreased at every
>>>vfree and to check it after every increase storing the max value in a
>>>sysctl, to see what's the max concurrency you reach with the vmaps. (you
>>>can also export the counter via the sysctl, to verify for no memleaks
>>>after unmounting xfs)
>>>
>>>Andrea
>>>
>>>
>>There are no vmaps during normal operation on xfs unless you are
>>setting extended attributes of more than 4K in size, or you
>>used some more obscure mkfs options. Only filesystem recovery will
>>use it otherwise.
>>
>>
>
>Perhaps the original poster used those obscure mkfs options? What option
>will trigger huge allocations ?
>

I did not use any special options on the filesystem that had the issue.



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