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SubjectRe: 2.6.0-test4-mm1 - kswap hogs cpu OO takes ages to start!
On Wed, Aug 27, 2003 at 04:38:44PM -0500, warudkar@vsnl.net wrote:
> Here a snapshot of Top output when running 2.6.0-test4-mm1:
> ==============================
> 4:24pm up 21:19, 6 users, load average: 3.47, 2.04, 1.49
> 96 processes: 88 sleeping, 8 running, 0 zombie, 0 stopped
> CPU states: 11.3% user, 88.6% system, 0.0% nice, 0.0% idle
> Mem: 124632K av, 122664K used, 1968K free, 0K shrd, 160K buff
> Swap: 1052248K av, 71256K used, 980992K free 43540K cached
>
> PID USER PRI NI SIZE RSS SHARE STAT %CPU %MEM TIME COMMAND
> 8 root 15 0 0 0 0 SW 66.6 0.0 4:59 kswapd0
> 2087 wipro 17 0 29576 10M 27408 S 4.6 8.9 0:03 kdeinit
> 2044 wipro 17 0 118M 22M 103M D 2.7 18.8 0:04 soffice.bin

This looks odd. At any rate, the 71MB swap should be a big hint you're
in for slow times. 2.4.x likely does okay here because the virtualscan
acts as implicit load control; 2.6.x will likely need explicit load
control to handle that workload on that machine.


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