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Re: linux 2.1.x -- poor multitasking?

On Wed, 18 Jun 1997, Hamish Moffatt wrote:

> Does anyone else find the multitasking in Linux 2.1.42 and thereabouts
> pretty bad? My system is a Cyrix 6x86-P150+ with 32mb, and while
> I'm compiling the kernel for example, other processes run very
> slowly, especially when accessing the disk; it can take
> five seconds to get another prompt, a long time to login, etc.
> The load isn't very high either.
> It doesn't happen in 2.0.30; I first noticed it around 2.1.3x.

Remember version 2.1.x is still considered developmental, in that case
there could be many bugs or other inefficienies.

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