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    SubjectRe: [OT] No Swap. Re: [BUG 2.6.90-test5] kernel shits itself with 48mb ram under moderate load
    On Sun, Sep 28, 2003 at 07:54:07PM +0200, Ihar 'Philips' Filipau wrote:
    > That's what matters. Try to work in vim if it is permanently get
    > swaped out. _*Very*_ _*very*_ not nice.
    > And there is no memory pressure - kernel just decided to enlarge I/O
    > cache... 100% stupid.
    > I personally prefer to have statical I/O cache - never saw it working
    > reliably with dynamic allocation.

    This is a different question from what I had in mind. There are some
    controls in 2.6.x to control the relative tendencies to evict unmapped
    pagecache vs. unmapping etc. anonymous memory. I'd try adjusting
    /proc/sys/vm/swappiness and reporting how (in)effective that is, then
    if that still doesn't work, various things can be adjusted.


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