Subject: Re: Limiting disk I/O?
To: None <>
From: Michael van Elst <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/12/2007 20:38:10 (Jukka Marin) writes:

>Wow :-)  But I don't think delaying a catastrophe is the same as preventing
>it :-)  I would like to slow down the sync operation (to leave part of the
>I/O capacity for other things).  I guess I could try making the delays real
>short and see what happens then..

The problem comes from running out of buffers. You want to sync
often and you want to sync fewer buffers in a burst to mitigate
the problem.

What happened to the trickle sync, does it still work?

                                Michael van Elst
                                "A potential Snark may lurk in every tree."