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Re: kern/39298: dd brings system to knees

The following reply was made to PR kern/39298; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: "Jared D. McNeill" <>
To: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: kern/39298: dd brings system to knees
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 06:58:28 -0400

 David Holland wrote:
 > On Wed, Aug 06, 2008 at 01:35:01PM +0000, 
 > wrote:
 >  > >How-To-Repeat:
 >  > dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/null bs=100m count=1000
 >                                    ^^^^
 > How much is that relative to your RAM size? You're probably just
 > flushing memory.
 I was able to reproduce with bs=100m on a machine with 1GB of RAM, 
 didn't try any lower values.

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