Re: dynamic swap prioritizing

From: Helge Hafting (
Date: Wed Oct 10 2001 - 03:38:43 EST

Xuan Baldauf wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a linux box with 3 harddisks of different
> characteristics (size, seek time, throughput), each capable
[algorithm for changing swap priorities]
> Does the linux kernel already implement such an
> optimization? Is it planned?
It doesn't already. I am not sure this is a kernel thing
either. Changing swap priorities could be done by userspace
programs if there were a syscall or /proc interface
for it.

You could then have a script changing priorities when you start your
database for example. Or a daemon making changes based on

Helge Hafting
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