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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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