> I think I found the problem, and it isn't XFS-related, though the
> performance of the cvs tree I got on tuesday seems noticably better.
> I still see some issues with large file transfers pushing everything
> out of memory, but I imagine that's a 2.4 kernel VM tuning
> The problem is that the RH 7.1 SMP kernel configuration defaults to having
> a few bits of APM turned on, and on some SMP boxen, APM is seriously busted
> once you activate the other processors and causes weird/buggy behavior/
> occasional crashes unless you remove it from the kernel configuration.
> I will do some more checking to see if it works with anything enabled at
> all, but in any case I'm filing this in Bugzilla at RedHat and I'll wrangle
> it out with them.
Interesting (Steve goes and turns off apm in in his own smp .config file)
> Hopefully I can get to XFS on GRUB now. ;)
Looks like there is plenty to do there ;-)