Swap issues with Linux 2.4.20-xx - Caching is causing unnecessary swaping

Tom Georgoulias tom.georgoulias at motorola.com
Fri Jan 30 08:32:00 CST 2004


Norman Gaywood wrote:

> I had a similar problem a while ago with bigmem systems:
> 
> http://lists.us.dell.com/pipermail/linux-poweredge/2002-December/022280.html
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=79257
> 
> Because of the VM problems I now run my 16G system with only 4G of
> memory (which is not enough).

Have you tried the last errata kernel for RH 8.0 to see if this bug was 
alleviated?  I've been told that 2.4.20-28.8bigmen has much better VM 
management and set up a test system to see if that is indeed true.  It's 
too early to say, but so far so good.

Tom
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