Re: 2.1.110 freepages.min change

Stephen C. Tweedie (
Mon, 27 Jul 1998 12:28:41 +0100


On Wed, 22 Jul 1998 20:02:46 -0400, Bill Hawes <> said:

> Well, I'm pretty much convinced that the small-memory "rust" problem
> was really a configuration issue, with the inode limit set too high
> for the system memory.

I think that having the system performance dependent on the inode
limit is a bad thing in general. That limit should be a failsafe
against a runaway inode cache, but shouldn't have any significant
effect if the number of inodes in use is substantially smaller than
the maximum limit.


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