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SubjectRe: excessive swapping
On Thu, 2004-08-12 at 23:40, Florin Andrei wrote:
> I am running 2.6.8-rc4 with Ingo's voluntary preempt patch O5, on Fedora
> 2.
> At the same time, i'm processing some DVDs that i made - i'm extracting
> titles from a DVD to a dedicated hard-drive, saving audio and video
> tracks, etc with transcode-0.6.12 ( ). All
> that means reading/writing from/to large files on /dev/dvd and /dev/hde
> at high speeds.
> The system is swapping excessively. There's no way the total size of the
> applications exceeds the size of RAM. There's plenty of room to spare,
> yet 16% of the 530MB of swap is used.

I am running now with Ingo's O8 and Con Kolivas' hard swappiness
patch (an old version, sorry). Under the same conditions described
above, there is 0% swap usage.

The CK hard swappiness patch solved the issue for me. The system works
without any problems whatsoever.

Florin Andrei

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