8.2 Kernel status update

pgf at laptop.org pgf at laptop.org
Fri Jul 4 16:40:36 EDT 2008

deepak wrote:
 > On Jul 02 2008, at 10:16, Jim Gettys was caught saying:
 > > The other issue it would be nice to get fixed is the jffs2 full
 > > performance falling off the wall cliff, for which there is a patch that
 > > the Nokia folks have deployed.  While in development we seldom run full,
 > > running full is likely the usual state in the field.
 > > 
 > > Dave, have you had a chance to look at it?
 > Dave looked at it and doesn't like the implementation. I can 
 > throw it into our joyride along with the needed changes to
 > olpcrd to mount with a root reservation of 4M or so as a
 > stop-gap to a better solution until we have something better.
 > Note that both the patch and Dave's proposal of having a sysfs 
 > attribute for root reservation and other attributes don't 
 > really address the slow performance at full issue. They just 
 > keep the filesystem from being filled so we don't see the condition.

so the issue isn't simply an "it's a lot of data" issue, but a
"there's no more room" issue?

 paul fox, pgf at laptop.org

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