Re: Problem with virtually no buffer usage in 2.4.21mdk kernel
From: Robert Creager (Robert_Creager@LogicalChaos.org)
Date: Mon May 26 2003 - 13:31:30 EST
On Tue, 27 May 2003 02:41:41 +0900
Bruce Harada <bharada@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> said something like:
> On Sun, 25 May 2003 08:12:53 -0600
> Robert Creager <Robert_Creager@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > That's why I said virtually no buffer usage (not shared memory). I'm
> > looking at the 88kb (90112). On my other two systems, both 2.4.19 with
> > 640Mb and 128Mb memory, the buffer usage is 86Mb, and 44Mb respectivly.
> > Other thoughts?
> Ah, my apologies. As for why your buffer usage is so low, it's likely a bit
> difficult to tell whether it's indicative of a problem without knowing what
> patches have been applied to the Mandrake kernel. Also, I believe the buffers
> value these days isn't as useful a metric as it used to be, so personally I
> wouldn't worry about it too much, unless you're seeing problems with the box.
I'm not seeing any problems that I'm aware of, just trying to eak out a little more performance out of the box, and the lack of disk buffer usage seems suspicious.
I may try backing of to a known released kernel, and see what happens...
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