Re: [PATCH] 2.3.99-pre6-3+ VM rebalancing

From: Simon Kirby (
Date: Tue Apr 25 2000 - 14:06:58 EST

On Tue, Apr 25, 2000 at 02:59:50PM -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:

> Simon Kirby wrote:
> > Hrmm.. I guess the ideal solution would be that swappable pages would age
> > just like cache pages and everything else? Then, if a particular
> > program's page hasn't been accessed for 60 seconds and there is nothing
> > older in the page cahce, it would swap out...
> Again a policy decision... I think such a feature should be present and
> enabled by default, but there are some people who would prefer that
> their configuration not do this, or would prefer that the timeout for
> old pages be far longer than 60 seconds.

Sorry, I made a mistake there while writing..I was going to give an
example and wrote 60 seconds, but I didn't actually mean to limit
anything to 60 seconds. I just meant to make a really big global lru
that contains everything including page cache and swap. :)


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