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Re: Issue with 2.6.23 and drbd 8.0.7

To: Laurent CARON <lcaron@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Issue with 2.6.23 and drbd 8.0.7
From: David Chinner <dgc@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2007 23:29:00 +1100
Cc: David Chinner <dgc@xxxxxxx>, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Tue, Dec 18, 2007 at 09:13:24AM +0100, Laurent CARON wrote:
> David Chinner wrote:
> > Hmmm - no real surprises there, but the numbers are well lower than the
> > ~960MB low memory limit. I suspect that there's something at around
> > 2.55am that does a filesystem traversal and that blows out the memory
> > usage of these slab caches and you run out of lowmem...
> Thanks David for this information,
> On the previous setup (same pieces of software), we didn't had that kind
> of problem.
> Do you think that more memory is used while using XFS on a filesystem
> traversal than with ReiserFS (the previous setup used ReiserFS)?

Yes, XFS will use more memory - XFS's inodes are substantially larger
in memory than for reiserfs and so will consume more memory for the
same number of cached inodes.


Dave Chinner
Principal Engineer
SGI Australian Software Group

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