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SubjectRe: Strange write starvation on 2.6.17 (and other) kernels
On Tuesday August 22, neilb@suse.de wrote:
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> In my various experimenting the one thing that was effective in
> improving the fairness was to make Linux impose write throttling more
> often.

I might have found something else too....
Were you using ext3?

If you, can you try mounting with data=writeback
and see if that makes any difference to the fairness?

Thanks,
NeilBrown
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