System comes to a halt on heavy disk I/O

Charles Curley charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Mon Feb 1 13:35:52 MST 2010


On Mon, 01 Feb 2010 13:10:52 -0700
Stuart Jansen <sjansen at buscaluz.org> wrote:

> On Mon, 2010-02-01 at 13:04 -0700, Charles Curley wrote:
> > Swap is turned off. Adding RAM won't help, as I am running a 32 bit
> > system and have more RAM in there than it will address (RAM is
> > cheap!).
> 
> You're using XFS on a 32bit install? That's strongly discouraged.
> 

?? ext3 or 4, depending on which one Ubuntu 9.10 lays down at install
time. 4, I think.

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