------- Additional Comments From tdickson@xxxxxxxxxxx 2003-11-12 13:29 PDT
Created an attachment (id=94)
Directory creation bomber
Thank you! As always, I should blame the VM first, not poor little XFS :)
Running 2.4.24pre1 with the script attached is still working after 3000000
directories and counting. Free memory drops to about 60 megs and then will jump
back up to 200 megs.
So it seems that if you wanna run without swap you have to use 2.4.23 or
greater. Good to know.
All I need to do is run some further stress tests, then I'll drop this into
------- Additional Comments From nathans@xxxxxxx 2003-11-12 15:59 PDT -------
> ------- Additional Comments From lord@xxxxxxx 2003-11-12 07:05 PDT -------
> In the most recent kernels the linux inode cache entries are significantly
> smaller. XFS does not use the union at the end of the inode and does not
> allocate it at all if the right code is in place. I do not honestly
> know if this made it into Marcelo or Linus's trees.
There was nothing modified during the 2.4 merge in that area, Steve.
Fortunately for us, Christoph knows those changes intimately.
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