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Re: xfs on small memory

To: Tom Duffy <tduffy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: xfs on small memory
From: Simon Matter <simon.matter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 08:18:57 +0200
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The disk was not in sync because I never gave a chance to finish
syncing after install. I did not kill power!
I will crash this machine tonight :-)


Tom Duffy schrieb:
> > I made the lowmem test with my test machine. It is a pentium 200 and
> > I used 12MB of ram. The disks are two Quantum Fireballs 15GB with DMA
> > enabled. The disks have 3 partitions each configured as RAID 1.
> > /dev/md0 /boot  (50M)
> > /dev/md2 /      (14G)
> > /dev/md1 swap   (500M)
> >
> > The RAID /dev/md2 was syncing while I ran hevy NFS and disk to disk
> > copy traffic and I updated some RPMS. Everything worked very fine!!!
> > No crash, no endless swapping.
> > The same test with only 8MB ram was a pain because lack of ressources.
> did you kill power to the machine and try a reboot w/ 12MB RAM?  did the
> XFS recovery go OK.  I guess this might be explicit from your email when
> you said that you were doing a raid resync, but I just want to be clear.
> thanks,
> -tduffy

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