Re: VM in 2.4.7-pre hurts...

From: Rik van Riel (
Date: Sat Jul 07 2001 - 13:00:33 EST

On Sat, 7 Jul 2001, Jeff Garzik wrote:

> 2) I agree that 200MB into swap and 200MB into cache isn't bad
> per se, but when it triggers the OOM killer it is bad.

Please read my patch for the OOM killer. It substracts the
swap cache from the cache figure you quote and ONLY goes
into oom_kill() if the page & buffer cache together take
less than 4% of memory (see /proc/sys/vm/{buffermem,pagecache}).



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   "we are concerned about the GNU General Public License (GPL)"

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