Re: [PATCH] vmscan: bail out of page reclaim after swap_cluster_maxpages

From: Christoph Lameter
Date: Mon Dec 01 2008 - 08:42:04 EST

On Sat, 29 Nov 2008, Rik van Riel wrote:

> When using mmap or memory hogs writing to swap, applications
> will not be throttled by the "too many dirty pages" logic,
> but may instead end up being throttled in the direct reclaim
> path instead.

The too many dirty pages logic will throttle applications dirtying
mmapped pages these days.

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