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

From: Jens Axboe
Date: Mon Apr 30 2007 - 03:01:58 EST

On Sat, Apr 28 2007, Mikulas Patocka wrote:
> >So perhaps if there's any privileged reads going on then we should limit
> >writes to a depth of 2 at most, with some timeout mechanism that would
> SCSI has a "high priority" bit in the command block, so you can just set
> it --- but I am not sure how well do disks support it.

I'd be surprised if it was useful.

Jens Axboe

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