Re: 2.4.1 under heavy network load - more info

From: Chris Evans (
Date: Fri Feb 23 2001 - 07:51:53 EST

On Wed, 21 Feb 2001, Rik van Riel wrote:

> I'm really interested in things which make Linux 2.4 break
> performance-wise since I'd like to have them fixed before the
> distributions start shipping 2.4 as default.

Hi Rik,

With kernel 2.4.1, I found that caching is way too aggressive. I was
running konqueror in 32Mb (the quest for a lightwieght browser!)
Unfortunately, the system seemed to insist on keeping 16Mb used for
caches, with 15Mb given to the application and X. This led to a lot of
swapping and paging by konqueror. I think the browser would be fully
usable in 32Mb, were the caching not out of balance.


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