Re: Inclusion of zoned inactive/free shortage patch

From: Rik van Riel (
Date: Wed Jul 18 2001 - 08:27:48 EST

On Tue, 17 Jul 2001, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> In that case, what's the argument for not just replacing the zone
> parameter with
> /* If we have enough free pages in this zone, don't bother */
> if (page->zone->nrpages > page->zone->high)
> return;

> Comments?

Won't work. If it did, it'd just bring us back to the
pathetic situation we had in 2.3.51, but with the
introduction of inactive_clean pages and an inactive
target all this test would do is either preventing
us from ever making the inactive target or from getting
the eviction balancing between zones right (see 2.3.51).



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