Re: 2.6.17-...: looong writeouts

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On Sat, 2006-06-24 at 21:36 +0400, Alexey Dobriyan wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 24, 2006 at 06:50:52PM +0200, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> > just a random question to rule things out: can you check if laptop mode
> > is enabled? (see the /proc/sys/vm/laptop_mode file). Laptop mode will
> > have the effect of grouping writes together, so if that got enabled
> > accidentally for some reason, that could explain the behavior you are
> > seeing. (and it would narrow down the "what broke" search problem to
> > something that is a lot easier to work on)
> Mine is not laptop and I've never enabled it.

Mine is a laptop T43 running FC3 and the mode is not enabled:

# cat /proc/sys/vm/laptop_mode

I have rebooted to 2.6.17 and the problem is there too.  It
happened when I tried to paste the above path from the mail.


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