>From: Zlatko Calusic <email@example.com>
>Date: 20 Jun 2000 10:21:51 +0200
>Subject: Re: shrink_mmap() change in ac-21
>Then when kswapd kicks in because free memory in the DMA zone got low,
>it starts freeing pages until we free enough pages from the DMA
>zone. But it doesn't check if such a freeing hurts other zones.
>Simple mathematics: On a 128MB machine, DMA zone is 16MB, thus NORMAL
>zone is 112MB. 112/16 = 7. So statistically, for every DMA page freed,
>we free another SEVEN! pages from the NORMAL zone. And we won't stop
>doing such a genocide until DMA zone recovers.
To which one can only say (in a deep, dark voice) "bwahahahahahaha!"
--p (sorry if this irritates the fine folk working on fixing all this stuff)
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