Schwartz <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I think it would be nice if Linux had a few tunable parameters to
> allow people to adjust how memory is handled. Settings to control how
> agressively Linux swaps and how much free memory is kept would, I think,
> be valuable for people who like to fine-tune their memory-management.
Check out /proc/sys/vm. It's full of that kind of mm tuning
> Consider a system that sits idle most of the time but
> occasionally is hit by huge bursts of network traffic but does little to
> no disk access. This system would prefer to keep more free pages for
> atomic allocation.
echo 300 400 500 > /proc/sys/vm/freepages
> We have a very nice /proc interface for setting these parameters.
> Where are they?
In /proc/sys. Hey, I might even get around to documenting them some
-- Stephen Tweedie <email@example.com> Department of Computer Science, Edinburgh University, Scotland.