Apply patch if possible to fix IO wait in kernel

Registered by xir on 2010-08-04

A new patch has been released which may fix the incredibly annoying IO wait found in the kernel, which sometimes freezes the GUI. This tends to occur when a system is short of ram or is writing to the disk.

http://lkml.org/lkml/2010/8/1/40

I would like to see what people think about trying to get this applied in maverick (even if its just a backport).

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Pete Graner
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