Re: Slow as a slug, Confirmed?
- John wrote:
> I include vmstat results below which show a lot ofThat's why it's slow then :-)
> swapping, particularly during "pass 2" [of fsck].
I recall that the problem with the Debian installer on 1GB flash drives
was the result of excessive memory use from mkfs.ext2. Now here's
another ext2 program that uses more RAM than the slug can provide.
Perhaps it would be worthwhile contacting the ext2 people and asking
for their opinions. It could be, for example, that fsck is
deliberately using RAM to cache things that it has read from the disk
in order to run faster; in this case, disabling the caching would be
appropriate in our case.