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Re: very common kernel modules slow down the boot process



On Tue, 2008-04-08 at 09:03 -0400, Dave Jones wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 07, 2008 at 12:25:53PM -0400, Alan Cox wrote:
>  > On Thu, Apr 03, 2008 at 10:04:31AM -0400, Dave Jones wrote:
>  > >  > Do these older/limited machines do anything better now than they did in 
>  > >  > the 2.4 kernel days?
>  > > 
>  > > Good luck trying to get the installer to run on anything less than 512MB these days.
>  > 
>  > Don't bother: either
>  > 
>  > - Use an existing disk image and upgrade it (works in 128MB)
> 
> Part of the selinux-policy-targeted upgrade does something whih
> munches through stupid amounts of memory.  On any box I've tried
> this on with <512MB, the oom killer kicks in, and then I've been
> left with the mess of a half upgraded box, with lots of rpms
> listed twice in the rpmdb.

So it's not an install, its an upgrade? I'm just asking b/c that
normally changes the set of things rpm has to do wrt file comparisons
and checking.

Upgrades will probably take more memory than installs.

-sv



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