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    SubjectRe: [patch][rfc] quell interactive feeding frenzy
    On Sun, 2006-04-09 at 14:14 +0200, bert hubert wrote:
    > On Sun, Apr 09, 2006 at 01:39:38PM +0200, Mike Galbraith wrote:
    > > Ok, unusable may be overstated. Nonetheless, that bit of code causes
    > > serious problems. It makes my little PIII/500 test box trying to fill
    > > one 100Mbit local network unusable. That is not overstated.
    > If you try to make a PIII/500 fill 100mbit of TCP/IP using lots of different
    > processes, that IS a corner load.
    > I'm sure you can fix this (rare) workload but are you very sure you are not
    > killing off performance for other situations?

    Rare? What exactly is rare about a number of tasks serving data? I
    don't care if it's a P4 serving gigabit. If you have to divide your
    server into pieces (you do, and you know it) you're screwed.

    > I get flashbacks to the old days of the VM where we had lots patches around
    > that would all solve (more or less) real problems, but never all at the same
    > time..

    I choose to take the high road here, and will not respond.


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