New buffer cache + SMP + mke2fs with 4MB success

Hubert Mantel (
Thu, 10 Jul 1997 15:15:13 +0200 (MEST)


we just tried the following:

kernel pre-2.0.31-2 + Werner's latest buffer cache patch + Leonard's SMP
deadlock patch (one rejected hunk has to be applied by hand).

Creating a 800MB Filesystem with 4MB RAM works absolute reliably on a dual
PPro. This was impossible with 2.0.29, 30, and 30 with various patches.

After that we stress tested the kernel: Two concurrent "make -j" and two
rc5 Clients were running for about two hours. We didn't use a swap
partition but a 64M swap file. The system did not show any problems at
all. The two makes did complete sucessfully.

Time for a pre-2.0.31-3? David?


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