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SubjectRe: filesystem access slowing system to a crawl
On Wednesday 05 February 2003 10:39, Andrew Morton wrote:

Hi Andrew,

> > Running just "find /" (or ls -R or tar on a large directory) locally
> > slows the box down to absolute unresponsiveness - it takes minutes
> > to just run ps and kill the find process. During that time, kupdated
> > and kswapd gobble up all available CPU time.
> Could be that your "low memory" is filled up with inodes. This would
> only happen in these tests if you're using ext2, and there are a *lot*
> of directories.
> I've prepared a lineup of Andrea's VM patches at
> It would be useful if you could apply 10_inode-highmem-2.patch and
> report back. It applies to 2.4.19 as well, and should work OK there.
is there any reason why this (inode-highmem-2) has never been submitted for
inclusion into mainline yet?

ciao, Marc
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