page_launder() on 2.4.9/10 issue

Samium Gromoff (
Thu, 27 Sep 2001 23:14:52 +0000 (UTC)

Linus wrote:
> Think about it - do you really want the system to actively try to reach
> the point where it has no "regular" pages left, and has to start writing
> stuff out (and wait for them synchronously) in order to free up memory? I
I`m 100% agreed with you here: i had been hit by this issue
alot of times... This is absolutely reproducible with streaming io case.
I think the lower is the number of processes simultaneously accessing data, the
harder this beats us... (cant explain, but this is how i feel that)
> strongly feel that the old code was really really wrong - it may have been

sorry if im a noise here...


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