22 Sep 2003 rml   » (Master)


Released procps 2.0.16 a couple of days ago. OK, a week ago. But today, Chris announced the new utility, slabtop(1), to the linux-kernel mailing list. slabtop(1) is a top-style real-time display of the kernel's slab layer. People seem excited. As well they should, its a mighty useful utility.


Con's scheduler patches were merged by Linus today, by way of Andrew. I still have my hopes with Nick's solution (or my own, if I ever find the time to write my forward/backward boost code, but Nick's is close enough). Regardless, I hope Con's code silences the whining and everyone's interactivity is just perfectly interactive.

Linus also merged, also by way of Andrew, my real-time enhancements for page allocation.

Why on Earth do some slab cache names have spaces in them? Eh, dm io, eh?


New PowerBooks. Sweet.

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