Linux, musical road-dogging, and daily life by Paul W. Frields

Arggghh… The new Fedora kernel, 2.6.8-1.521, fixed my IDE VFAT bug, but it is very s-l-u-g-g-i-s-h after exercising RAM. It apparently overuses swap for some reason. My tests were not on a powerhouse per se, but a perfectly respectable Athlon Tbird 1.4, with 512 MB RAM. It rocks under 2.6.7-1.494.2.2, but this latest kernel iteration really gums up the works. I’ll have to check traffic on the mailing lists this week to see if anyone else is having these problems.