Re: vm fixes for 2.4.19rc1

From: Austin Gonyou (
Date: Thu Jun 27 2002 - 22:19:14 EST

For something like DB work, would this patch be *too* aggressive on
freeing memory/cache as to introduced increased latency there?
Just curious, I'm all for using *any* good VM changes.

On Thu, 2002-06-27 at 15:14, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> some fix for 2.4.19rc1 (btw, the lru_cache_del() in the LRU path is
> needed in 2.5 too and it's also more efficient than the
> page_cache_release, see ptrace freeing the anon pages with put_page(),
> it will not pass through page_cache_release and it will trigger the
> PageLRU check that __free_pages_ok isn't capable to handle in 2.5, I
> will make a full vm update for 2.5 [in small pieces based on post-Andrew
> split of the monolithic patch] in the next days anyways):

Austin Gonyou <>
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