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Re: linux 2.4.2-XFS

To: Galen Arnold <arnoldg@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: linux 2.4.2-XFS
From: Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 11:23:05 -0500
Cc: sandeen@xxxxxxx, Mike Pflugmacher <mikep@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Wayne Hoyenga <louis@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: Message from Galen Arnold <arnoldg@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> of "Tue, 22 May 2001 11:04:55 CDT." <Pine.LNX.4.33.0105221057420.5964-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sender: owner-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
Try the attached patch - it is against the 2.4.4 development tree, but it
should work in the release tree as well. I am still benchmarking and
scratching my head about this one, but it should help memory usage in
xfs. Is it possible to send the output of cat /proc/slabcache whilst
iozone is on its way to failing?


> Eric,
> I found your name and address on a thread about linux & xfs.  I'm also
> seeing the "kernel: __alloc_pages: 0-order allocation
> failed." error on a 2.4.2-XFS system I just setup.  We're comparing ext2,
> reiserfs, and xfs with iozone.  The xfs performance was looking great (50%
> better on writes than ext2 or reiserfs) until the box fell over scrolling
> these errors.  It hangs the box and only a hard reset will suffice to
> break out of it.
> I seem to be able to reproduce the error by running iozone this way:
>       iozone -s 4000m
> That's a big iozone run, but the systems all have 2gig memory so I've got
> to go big to get out of linux cache and see meaningful numbers.  Has there
> been any progress with this bug?  If you'd like, I can get you a temporary
> acct. on the system where I'm testing.
> -Galen
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> Galen Arnold, system engineer--systems group       arnoldg@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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