Re: Inclusion of zoned inactive/free shortage patch

From: Linus Torvalds (
Date: Tue Jul 17 2001 - 21:05:57 EST

On Tue, 17 Jul 2001, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
> This fixes most of the highmem problems (I'm not able to deadlock a 4GB
> machine running memory-intensive programs with the patch anymore. I've
> also received one success report from Dirk Wetter running two 2GB
> simulations on a 4GB machine).

Do you have any really compelling reasons for adding the zone parameter to

At worst, we get a few more page-faults (not IO). At best, NOT doing this
should generate a more complete picture of the VM state. I'd really prefer
the VM scanning to not be zone-aware..


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