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

From: Stephen C. Tweedie (
Date: Wed Apr 26 2000 - 06:01:30 EST


On Tue, Apr 25, 2000 at 12:06:58PM -0700, Simon Kirby wrote:
> 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. :)

Doesn't work. If you do that, a "find / | grep ..." swaps out
everything in your entire system.

Getting the VM to respond properly in a way which doesn't freak out
in the mass-filescan case is non-trivial. Simple LRU over all pages
simply doesn't cut it.


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