Re: [PATCH] swap usage of high memory (fwd)

From: Richard Gooch (
Date: Thu Jul 19 2001 - 11:59:34 EST

Linus Torvalds writes:
> Note that the unfair aging (apart from just being a natural
> requirement of higher allocation pressure) actually has some other
> advantages too: it ends up being aload balancing thing. Sure, it
> might throw out some things that get "unfairly" treated, but once we
> bring them in again we have a better chance of bringing them into a
> zone that _isn't_ under pressure.

What about moving data to zones with free pages? That would save I/O.


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