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SubjectRe: FIXED (was Re: PROBLEM: Blk Dev Cache causing kswapd thrashing)
On Wed, Dec 10, 2003 at 12:44:42PM -0500, Chris Petersen wrote:

> It appears the block-device-cache/kswapd problem is indeed fixed in
> 2.4.23 (yay!).
>
> To confuse matters RedHat has released an RPM with 2.4.20-24.7 which
> apparently contains later patches that include the fix.

2.4.20-24.7 contains two patches. Both security issues. (do_brk
and an nptl local DoS), nothing else (vs previous 2.4.20-20.7)

> This can be
> confusing because their 2.4.21-4EL kernel is busted (WRT this bug)

That kernel bears no relation whatsoever to 2.4.20-24.7
It's for a completely different product for one thing, with
very little in common between them (in terms of patches we add).

Dave

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