Subject: Re: Its official! Alpha linux rocks!
From: Designer Seven (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Sep 09 1999 - 00:48:26 PDT
This is great! So are you saying that 2.2.12 for you
on your machine is VERY stable? On my Miata, I seem to
still get the high CPU utilization of X (10% at idle..
--- Sean Hunter <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Pardon my gushing tone, but I've just been running
> the torture test
> from hell for eight hours (so far) on my alpha
> seeing with no errors.
> Load avg is constantly between 30 and 85, peaking at
> 100+ from time to
> Here's what I did:
> continues kernel compiles of the 2.2.12 and 2.3.17
> kernels in
> parallell using make -j 8 MAKE="make -j 8", while
> doing a similar
> compile of mozilla on my raid array at the same time
> This machine does routing for me, so all the time
> this has been on
> (OK, I stopped it after eight hours while leaving
> the compiles
> running), I've been pinging machines that it has to
> route to. While
> the time is slowed a little by the intense load, it
> didn't lose a
> single packet in all those eight hours.
> Even under these loads, I am still able to log in,
> and interactive
> performance is not too shoddy (beats the old
> Slowaris development
> server I used to have to work on when its load was
> This is all running under 2.2.12 kernel. This
> improvement in
> stability is a really remarkable achievement when
> you consider that
> all the kernels between 2.2.5 and 2.2.12 have given
> me loads of random
> segfaults etc.
> Thanks to Alan Cox and rth for all their good work
> on this kernel.
> [sean@diego sean]$ procinfo
> Linux 2.2.12 (email@example.com) (gcc
> egcs-2.91.66) #1 [diego]
> Memory: Total Used Free
> Shared Buffers Cached
> Mem: 385560 118192 267368
> 70424 7880 26792
> Swap: 266144 37720 228424
> Bootup: Wed Sep 8 23:35:18 1999 Load average:
> 97.13 62.76 57.85 6/168 31681
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