Re: Reducing inode cache usage on 2.4?

From: Willy Tarreau
Date: Fri Dec 17 2004 - 17:13:42 EST

Hi Marcelo,

On Fri, Dec 17, 2004 at 01:12:28PM -0200, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
> The default kernel shrinking ratio can be tuned for enhanced reclaim efficiency.

Thanks for having explained this. Up to now, after several series of find or
other FS-intensive tasks, I often launched a simple home-made program to which
I tell how much memory I want it to allocate (and touch), then it exits freeing
this amount of memory. A bit dangerous but really effective indeed !

I too will try to play with vm_vfs_scan_ratio, it seems appealing.


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