Right. That part is fine.
The problematic part is that I suspect that _because_ there's a lot of
inactive pages, the VM layer won't even try to age the active ones.
Which will result in the inactive pages being re-circulated reasonably
Hmm. Although maybe that's the right behaviour, considering that you don't
actually _want_ to cache them. It leaves your _truly_ active set
> Anyway I cannot "feel" a difference in performance (maybe even worse than
> before), but it _looks_ cleaner. How about taking it as a first step in the
> cleanup direction? :-)
"Looks cleaner" is very important for me for maintenance reasons - having
behaviour that you cannot explain tends to result in more and more ad-hoc
hacks over time, and it just tends to get worse and worse.
However, at the same time I'd really like to hear about improved
behaviour, not just "feels the same". And certainly not "(maybe even
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