Updating Gentoo from image questions.
emerge –update world
emerge --update system
and both have just stopped at some point. I have a Linode 64 w/ 'Latest 2.6 Series' kernel. I just ran across the message that suggested MAKEOPT="-j1" and I'll try that. Any other suggestions?
Setting MAKEOPT="-j1" is highly recommended as well.
In what way is it "b0rking" your Linode? Why does emerge stop? Are you overwriting config files using etc-update that your not watching or don't understand? I could use a little more clarification on the problem.
I haven't gotten a prompt to update etc files and I'm not running it at the prompt in lish.
That's all the clarification I can give I think. I've just deleted everything and am starting over from scratch, being a lot more careful about what I'm doing at each step. Quite probably I did something screwy but I don't know what.
Thanks for the url, I'll look at it and see if I can get it working.
Even on the CFQ-TS patched hosts, there must be some penalty for excessive swapping. If a Linode that is busy swapping is made to wait for disk i/o during swap, it looks as if the VM system eventually freaks out and behaves as if it has run out of memory.