Re: 2.6.10-rc3: kswapd eats CPU on start of memory-eating task

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Thu Dec 16 2004 - 19:44:10 EST

Voluspa <lista4@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I've now booted all -rc kernels from 2.6.8 to 2.6.10-rc3 and examined the
> behaviour of a heavy session with the 3D program Blender with regards to
> screen freezes and mouse unresponsiveness during memory swap.

Can you identify the kernel release which caused the problem to start?

> I find no problem when blender is the sole (large) application, but when a
> distributed computing client is running in the background the reported problems
> surface. I use for protein folding. It runs
> with a default of nice 19 and sucks up every free CPU cycle.

What sucks up all the CPU? The application? kswapd?

How much RAM, how much swap?
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