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From: Rik van Riel <>
To: George Bonser <>
Cc: <>, <>
Subject: RE: [PATCH] 2.4.6-pre2 page_launder() improvements
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 05:43:37 -0300 (BRST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.33.0106100541200.1742-100000@duckman.distro.conectiva> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Sun, 10 Jun 2001, George Bonser wrote:

> I took it out of the load balancer and regained control in
> seconds. The 15 minute load average showed somewhere over 150
> with a bazillion apache processes. Even top -q would not update
> when I put it back into the balancer. The load average and
> number of processes started to increase until I got to some
> point where it would just stop providing output. Again, control
> returned within seconds after taking it out of the balancer. As
> far as I could tell, I never at any time got more than 100MB
> into swap.

OK, I guess it's just thrashing.  Having 64MB of RAM with
250 Apache processes will give you about 256kB per Apache
process ... minus page table, TCP, etc... overhead.

That sounds like the machine just gets a working set
larger than the amount of available memory. It should
work better with eg. 96, 128 or more MBs of memory.


Linux MM bugzilla:

Virtual memory is like a game you can't win;
However, without VM there's truly nothing to lose...

  reply	other threads:[~2001-06-10  8:43 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2001-06-10  4:40 Rik van Riel
2001-06-10  8:38 ` George Bonser
2001-06-10  8:43   ` Rik van Riel [this message]
2001-06-10  8:52     ` George Bonser
2001-06-10  9:06     ` George Bonser
2001-06-10  9:08     ` George Bonser
2001-06-10 19:30     ` George Bonser
2001-06-11  3:03 ` Daniel Stone
2001-06-11 16:18   ` George Bonser
2001-06-13  4:42 ` Alok K. Dhir
2001-06-13 13:49   ` Rik van Riel
2001-06-13 18:46   ` Marcelo Tosatti

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