Re: [2.4] heavy-load under swap space shortage

From: Rik van Riel
Date: Mon Mar 15 2004 - 08:24:50 EST

On Mon, 15 Mar 2004, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:

> it is the absolutely worst case since both lru could be of around the same
> size (800M zone-normal-lru and 1.2G zone-highmem-lru), maximizing the
> loss of "age" information needed for optimal reclaim decisions.

You only lose age information if you don't put equal aging
pressure on both zones. If you make sure the allocation and
pageout pressure are more or less in line with the zone sizes,
why would you lose any aging information ?

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Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are,
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