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Somewhere between 2.4.20-pre5-ac3 and 2.4.20-rc2-ac3, the paging#

Mon, 25 Nov 2002 18:37:49 +0000

Somewhere between 2.4.20-pre5-ac3 and 2.4.20-rc2-ac3, the paging behaviour of Linux changed drastically, to the point where my 128Mb laptop is no longer comfortable for many of the tasks I use it for. Alternatively, something else I changed (I'm running Debian unstable and staying reasonably up to date) is being evil, but I'm reasonably sure I rebooted more than a few times in the days immediately before the new kernel (ugly ext3 errors, hence the reason for trying a new kernel) and didn't notice anything)

top(1) is reporting less swap used than normal, for what that's worth

New printer arrived. I'd been quite irrationally excited about its imminence over the weekend - which is silly, it's not exactly the most interesting possible purchase ever, even in the field of computer hardware. Plugged it in, turned it on, sent it postscript. It works.

Also over weekend, SBCL threads hacking. This is, uh, the third or possibly fourth attempt, and mostly so far consists of some messing about with segment selectors plus a forward port of the second (possibly third) attempt, so in spirit could be seen as a continuation of that one.