Re: [ext3][kernels >= at least] KDE going comatose whenFS is under heavy write load (massive starvation)

From: Mike Galbraith
Date: Sat Apr 28 2007 - 00:25:34 EST

On Fri, 2007-04-27 at 08:18 -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> Actually, you don't need to apply the patch - just do
> echo 5 > /proc/sys/vm/dirty_background_ratio
> echo 10 > /proc/sys/vm/dirty_ratio

That seems to have done the trick. Amarok and GUI aren't exactly speed
demons while writeout is happening, but they are not hanging for


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