Re: [PATCH] kswapd fully sysctl tunable

Sat, 2 May 1998 15:50:30 +0200 (CEST)

On Sat, 2 May 1998, Rik van Riel wrote:

> +dcache_agressive This option can be used when the dcache
> + is taking up too much memory. This usually
> + only happens on machines with less than 16
> + megabytes of RAM. Increasing this value makes
> + kswapd prune the dcache more agressively, but
> + it makes name cacheing less effective, causing
> + more disk reads and decreased performance.
> + Use this when you need to, but use with care!

not nitpicking, but i'm wondering wether this option just hides the real
problem. Shouldnt the dcache notice such low-mem situations automagically?

-- mingo

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