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

From: Voluspa
Date: Sun Dec 19 2004 - 09:05:07 EST

On 2004-12-18 23:02:33 Con Kolivas wrote:

> Try disabling the swap token
> echo 0 > /proc/sys/vm/swap_token_timeout

Hi Con. It changes the behaviour of my testcase, yes, but it doesn't cure the
problem. When swap_token_timeout is the default 300 the screen freezes are
longer in duration, about 30 seconds. With a swap_token_timeout of 0, max
screen freezeis about 10 seconds, inter-foliated with freezes of less length.

On a positive note, the _total_ time of "unstability" is equal in both cases.
ich in my animation test means 6 minutes. I said 3 previously, but that was
wrong. Didn't let it run long enough.

Mats Johannesson

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