Highmem on PPC?

Val Henson val at nmt.edu
Fri Feb 8 17:25:57 EST 2002

On Fri, Feb 08, 2002 at 01:05:23AM -0500, Christopher Murtagh wrote:
> On Thu, 7 Feb 2002, Val Henson wrote:
> >Also, I don't think this was a particularly good test of highmem since I
> >don't think many bounce buffers were used, or that the kernel had much
> >reason to map/unmap many highmem pages.  Unfortunately, my SCSI
> >controller isn't working quite right and I can't test with a hard disk
> >as a result.  Any ideas for stressing the system harder?
>  My Dual800 ran fine for well over a week in my office with 1GB of RAM and
> with SMP. It also ran with a load average of around 10 for a couple of
> hours when I tried to stress test it. It was only when it started getting
> a bit of network traffic after moving it into our machine room did it
> crash, and then it crashed often. (It was also compiled with GMAC and BMAC
> network drivers).
>  So, don't know if this info helps or not, but I'd say try giving it a
> network stress test as well as a heavy CPU load. Once I turned off SMP, it
> seems to be very stable (still with 1 GB of RAM).

Thanks for the suggestion, but I was doing all that work on an NFS
mounted root in addition to the two flood pings. :) I think the
network was being stressed quite well.


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