Glibc - swap is not my problem

Bill Maltby LFS Related lfsbill at wlmlx1.wlmcs.com
Mon Mar 11 14:29:58 PST 2002


Ken,

I noted your "... vanilla VM..." reference. What are you using?
And where can I get it? My guess is my 32MB might benefit mightly
from this when I convert from RH 6.0 on that machine.

Bill Maltby
billm at wlmcs.com

On Mon, 11 Mar 2002, Ken Moffat wrote:

> <subtitle>Watching Paint Dry</subtitle>
> 
> After Bill's earlier mail, I've watched "make && make install" on
> glibc-2.2.5. Bear in mind that make had already built everything, and that
> `make install' reinstalls files regardless of whether they are already
> there (I'm the one with the libc.texinfo problem in `make install').
> 
> On a K6/2 500, using two ttys (one in chroot, another for `top') with 64Mb
> RAM, about 66Mb swap, with a slow disk, and running 2.4.17-jl15-ll (ide
> patches, low-latency, rmap-12?) the usage gets over 99% and is typically
> more than 80% `user' (even just checking the Makefiles and discovering
> that all targets are up to date). During the install there are a lot of
> files being gzipped and again the usage hits over 99%. But swap use starts
> at less than 3Mb (there was still free real memory) and doesn't change. Of
> course, if you've got the vanilla 2.4.17 VM you might well need more swap.
> 
> And no, I'm _not_ doing this in Xterms ;)
> 
> Ken
> 
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