Re: XFS for 2.4

From: Joel Becker
Date: Wed Dec 03 2003 - 16:53:12 EST

On Wed, Dec 03, 2003 at 04:17:50PM -0500, bill davidsen wrote:
> In article <20031203204518.GA11325@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> you write:
> | I second this. I've already tested several 2.5 and 2.6-test, and I'm
> | really deceived by the scheduler. It looks a lot more as a hack to
> | satisfy xmms users than something usable. I'm doing 'ls -ltr' all the
> | day in directories filled with 2000 files, and it takes ages to complete.
> | I'm even at the point to which I add a "|tail" to make things go faster.
> Just tried that, test11 seems better behaved. I've been running Nick's
> patches, for general use they work better for me, I can stand a skip a
> few times a day.

Just another datapoint. On my 300MHz PII laptop, ls and tab
completion often hang, taking up 100% CPU on -test11. 2.4.19-pre3-ac2,
my 2.4 kernel, doesn't even blip the CPU.
That said, -test11 performs much better than 2.4.2[01], which
used to pause the system entirely for 30 seconds or more.
If there are any knobs I can turn to tweak this, I'm interested.



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