(not that I'm saying this is bad ... it's just that I'd
like to know why things work before looking at applying
> > > (yes, the last hunk looks out of place wrt my text.
> > It also looks kind of bogus and geared completely towards this
> > particular workload ;)
> I'm not sure why that helps. I didn't put it in as a trick or
> anything though. I put it in because it didn't seem like a
> good idea to ever have more cleaned pages than free pages at a
> time when we're yammering for help.. so I did that and it helped.
Note that this is not the normal situation. Now think
about the amount of data you'd be blowing away from the
inactive_clean pages after a bit of background aging
has gone on on a lightly loaded system. Not Good(tm)
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