Excessive swapping using afio

Stephen Tweedie (sct@dcs.ed.ac.uk)
Tue, 7 May 1996 16:18:35 +0100


In article <>, Mike
Black <mblack@csihq.com> writes:

> I'm running a backup script that uses afio and gzip. It eventually starts
> causing a LOT of swapping activity for no apparent reason. This is on 1.3.97
> but has been happening for a long time.

Don't worry about it, it's just that a change in the way we do file
reads resulted in normal filesystem reads being accounted as swap-ins.
It's merely an accounting problem --- there's not in fact that much
swapping going on.


Stephen Tweedie <sct@dcs.ed.ac.uk>
Department of Computer Science, Edinburgh University, Scotland.