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SubjectRe: [patch][rfc] quell interactive feeding frenzy
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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.

-Mike

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