> > you really should try akpm's "[patch, CFT] improved disk read latency"
> > patch. it sounds almost perfect for your application.
> It seemed like it helped first, but after a while, some 99 processes
> went Defunct, and locked. After this, the total 'bi' as reported from
> vmstat went down to ~ 900kB per sec
> What should I do?
I've done a little bit of low memory testing with my -rmap
VM patch, the system seems to be working just fine with 8MB
of RAM ...
If you have the time, could you try the following patch ?
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