Subject: Re: current got 'swappier'/slower.
To: None <>
From: Sean Davis <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/05/2004 23:15:58
On Mon, Jan 05, 2004 at 10:52:59PM -0500, Francois Briere wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 06, 2004 at 12:30:24AM +0100, Juan RP wrote:
> > Agreed, with the new buffer cache implementation, my system is getting
> > swap all the time... and it seems is slower than before...
> Similar here, last night i had the same problem after an update
> of my kernel.. (swaping, swaping and swaping, big load average, really poor
> disk performance after having started to swap)
> i have 392MB of ram and 512MB for my swapfile:
> with X, 4-5 xterm, firebird and a normal ./configure / make i get that:
> Swap: 512M Total, 120M Used, 392M Free

I'm not sure what it is, whether it's that change or not, but with sources
as of 20031231-06:05:46(EST), and build as of Thu Jan  1 00:06:57 EST 2004,
my system feels slower. It's a 533mhz p3 celeron, 384MB ram, 1024MB swap.
I'm in X, with (right now :) blackbox, 7 xterms, 2 screen sessions, 1 user
logged in from another LAN box running rogue and tf, opera (linux binary),
2 x wish8.3 (tkMOO-light), and more running, I'm more into swap (93MB) than
this machine usually gets at this amount of load, which is typically around
64MB. Not sure of the cause, but it definetly does feel slower.


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