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SubjectRe: 2.6.0-test11-wli-2
On Wed, Dec 10, 2003 at 09:29:29PM -0800, William Lee Irwin III wrote:
>>> Successfully tested on a Thinkpad T21 and 32GB NUMA-Q. Any feedback
>>> regarding performance would be very helpful. Desktop users should
>>> notice top(1) is faster, kernel hackers that kernel compiles are faster,
>>> and highmem users should see much less per-process lowmem overhead

On Sat, Dec 13, 2003 at 11:45:26AM +0300, Yaroslav Rastrigin wrote:
> Performance is, indeed, better. My Thinkpad T21 feels slightly on
> steroids with -wli-2 :-). Some problems, though, were encountered:
> 1. fs/dcache.c/d_validate() function was removed in your patch, but
> it is used in at least one place ( fs/smbfs/cache.c/smb_dget_fpos() ).

Didn't I cover this in the announcement?

It appears that making smbfs depend on CONFIG_BROKEN doesn't seem to be
enough to get it removed from .config's by make oldconfig. d_validate()
is bad, trust me on this one. Is cifs a good enough replacement for you?


On Sat, Dec 13, 2003 at 11:45:26AM +0300, Yaroslav Rastrigin wrote:
> 2. With 2.6.0-test11 vanilla, suspend-to-ram/suspend-to-disk was
> working nicely. With -wli-2 suspend fails on 'stopping tasks' phase,
> and aborts with
> Dec 13 01:08:47 localhost kernel: Stopping tasks: ======================
> Dec 13 01:08:47 localhost kernel: stopping tasks failed (1 tasks remaining)
> Dec 13 01:08:47 localhost kernel: Restarting tasks...<6> Strange, swapper not
> stopped

That's relatively unusual; for one, I can't imagine why it's bothering to
stop pid 0 (or why it thinks it should or can). I'll have to try non-APM
-based suspend for this.


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