To: None <>
From: Juergen Hannken-Illjes <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/01/2003 10:32:43
On Sun, Nov 30, 2003 at 10:33:47AM -0800, Jason Thorpe wrote:
> On Nov 28, 2003, at 2:10 PM, Chuck Silvers wrote:
> >has anyone had any problems with NEW_BUFQ_STRATEGY lately?
> >is there consensus on whether or not this is ready to become the 
> >default?
> I think the consensus is that it's stable, but I heard that it can have 
> some pretty horrible performance effects with some file systems if 
> they're exported by NFS.

As it seems to be stable the comment 'Use it with caution...' should be
removed from the config files.

This should never become the default. It works well on one-user, one-disk
desktop machines. The interactive processes are more responsive while
big files are written (taking a CD image for example).

I don't think it runs well on multi-user, multi-disk servers. As I don't
have this class of machines I cannot test it.

Juergen Hannken-Illjes - - TU Braunschweig (Germany)