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Re: Kernel "dead pauses" since 2.6.5-1.332



On Wed, 2004-04-28 at 08:09, Dave Jones wrote:
> I think we've got a handle on this. On a "low" memory box (128/256mb or
> so), it's easy to reproduce. updatedb cron.daily job never runs to
> completion for me.

Yep, I have 256mb.

> It's the ext3 block reservation patch that's the culprit. (The details
> are pretty icky)   There's been a number of fixes to that in the last
> few days, so hopefully we'll see resolution on it real soon.

Glad you found it.  Look at my diff between the two kernels was
educational, but I still haven't reached the ext3 changes yet.  But I
guess that is why you guys get paid ;).

josh



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