Re: VM Requirement Document - v0.0

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Thu Jun 28 2001 - 07:30:44 EST

> This would be extremely useful. My laptop has 256mb of ram, but every day
> it runs the updatedb for locate. This fills the memory with the file
> cache. Interactivity is then terrible, and swap is unnecessarily used. On
> the laptop all this hard drive thrashing is bad news for battery life

That isnt really down to labelling pages, what you are talking qbout is what
you get for free when page aging works right (eg 2.0.39) but don't get in
2.2 - and don't yet (although its coming) quite get right in 2.4.6pre.

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