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SubjectRe: 2.6.0-test4-mm1 - kswap hogs cpu OO takes ages to start!
On Thu, 28 Aug 2003, Con Kolivas wrote:

> > Does this make a difference?
> Tried it. No change.
> kswapd0 can hit 90% cpu at times unless the swappiness is increased.

Looks like the problem is that cache and process pages are on
the same lists, forcing kswapd to scan the lists endlessly.

One thing you could try is splitting the lists, at least the
active list, like done in 2.4-rmap15...

"Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place.
Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are,
by definition, not smart enough to debug it." - Brian W. Kernighan

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