[bagpatch] VM sneak preview

From: Rik van Riel (riel@conectiva.com.br)
Date: Fri May 26 2000 - 20:25:26 EST


as Roger Larson pointed out, one detail from my "new VM
sneak preview" patch doesn't make much sense. It does
not affect stability <hint> the patch has been running
smoothly for a number of people, you may want to try it</hint>.

You can fix it by editing mm/filemap.c and changing the
following code fragment (around line 270):

+ if (PageTestandClearReferenced(page)) {
+ page->age += 3;
+ if (page->age > 10)
+ page->age = 0;
                                           ^^ should be 10
+ goto dispose_continue;
+ }

Here the code checks if page->age exceeds the maximum. Of
course page->age should be set to the maximum value if it
does, and not all the way down to 0 :)

If you checked the patch and wondered why performance wasn't
always good ... this is it, things should just work now...



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of people. That is its real strength.

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