Subject: Re: Its official! Alpha linux rocks!
From: Sean Hunter (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Sep 09 1999 - 08:56:17 PDT
On Thu, Sep 09, 1999 at 12:48:26AM -0700, Designer Seven wrote:
> 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..
> usually 3-4%).
Here's a little sample:
5:49pm up 18:14, 5 users, load average: 93.72, 73.19, 69.61
458 processes: 369 sleeping, 86 running, 3 zombie, 0 stopped
CPU states: 56.1% user, 43.8% system, 0.0% nice, 0.0% idle
Mem: 385560K av, 357928K used, 27632K free, 107840K shrd, 7840K buff
Swap: 266144K av, 247360K used, 18784K free 22824K cached
This is the sort of thing I'm doing to get these loads:
[root@diego linux]# date
Wed Sep 8 23:52:43 BST 1999
[root@diego linux]# while :; do
> make dep; make clean
> make -j 8 MAKE="make -j 8" boot modules
> done > /dev/null 2> /root/make.err
I have three of these running at the same time: one each on two kernel
trees and the mozilla tree.
I guess I'm a happy lil bunny!
BTW, I'm not running X on this box.
> --- 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
> > time.
> > 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
> > 4!)
> > 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
> > [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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