Re: Inclusion of zoned inactive/free shortage patch

From: Rik van Riel (
Date: Wed Jul 18 2001 - 16:37:35 EST

On Wed, 18 Jul 2001, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:

> Even if I did not had the stats, its senseless to free/deactivate pages
> from zones which do not need to.
> The old behaviour was fundamentally broken.

Both behaviours are fundamentally broken. On the one hand
we WILL want to deactivate the least used pages so for
GFP_HIGHUSER allocations we know which zone to allocate

On the other hand we want to avoid work in the pageout
code when it isn't needed.



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