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Re: ext3 tuning parameters. what are they

On Wed, Jul 25, 2001 at 03:32:07PM -0700, Shawn Rappaport/PHX/OTI wrote:
>                                                  I have not seen any 
> performance slowdowns, even under these conditions. Is it possible your 
> servers are doing a lot of swapping to virtual memory?

FWIW, I'm also seeing what I'd consider pretty bad interactivity
running on ext3.  Whenever the kernel starts swapping, the cursor in X
will stop tracking, and applications will completely hang for seconds
at a time, rather than running slowly while being paged in.  top(1)
tends to show an unusual amount of CPU time in the kernel (unusual in
that I don't normally see anywhere near 55% system time, even when

ext2 works well under the same load.

Ed McKenzie
<eem12 cornell edu>

And now my life has changed
	in oh so many ways
My independence seems to
	vanish in the haze
		-- John Lennon

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