Subject: Re: vmware on -current
To: Atsushi Onoe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason R Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 05/28/2001 07:43:27
On Mon, May 28, 2001 at 09:04:37PM +0900, Atsushi Onoe wrote:
> > An 1.5 branch kernel is strongly recommended. I have seen some
> > problems with -current kernels, like VMware panicing during win2000
> > installs, and during heavier disk access under Linux.
> Though I'm not sure if it is the case, I can run win98 on vmware
> on -current kernel with following patch.
> (Vmware paniced on win98 boot without it)
So, PHOLD()/PRELE() affect, basically, the U-area/kernel stack. Now,
it is true that UBC causes processes to be more aggressive swapped out
(thich needs to be fixed separately), and the PHOLD() would prevent
-- Jason R. Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>