Re: swap still stuck

From: Rik van Riel (
Date: Wed Feb 21 2001 - 18:15:12 EST

On Wed, 21 Feb 2001, J . A . Magallon wrote:

> I seem to have again a problem that was talked about on the
> list, but I thought it was yet corrected with some VM constants
> balancing.

> Why system does not try to drop read buffer pages before swapping ?

Actually, I've also started receiving complaints that the
system keeps processes in memory too much and evicts the
cache from memory too soon...

It all depends on what kind of workload you are using.

In the current 2.4 VM, I have not found a way to make this
balancing do the right thing automatically. If anybody has
an idea (or a patch) to make this thing work, let me know.



Virtual memory is like a game you can't win;
However, without VM there's truly nothing to lose...

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