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Kernel Log: Coming in 3.3 (Part 3) ? Architecture and infrastructure

Mar 06, 2012, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thorsten Leemhuis)

"A number of changes in Linux 3.3 are intended to take care of various problems that can, in certain situations, cause systems to temporarily stall when the kernel is writing large amounts of data to a slow disk (such as a USB flash drive). Linux 3.2 already fixed some of these types of issues where the writeback code was to blame ? now the changes are targeting the memory compaction code and fixing problems related to transparent hugepages (THP).

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