Time to thrash the 2.6 VM?
Posted Mar 4, 2004 19:39 UTC (Thu) by jwb
Parent article: Time to thrash the 2.6 VM?
I boggle when certain kernel developers claim that the current VM is useful on medium workloads. On my 8GB SMP machines, I often see userspace making no progress for minutes at a stretch, as seen in this chart:
The current VM can spin and spin doing nothing for a horribly long time. I'm glad AA is working on the problem. RvR, on the other hand, *is* the problem and I wish they would stop letting him screw around with the VM code.
That's the way I see it from a sysadmin/user perspective, anyway.
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