Re: 2.4.10 VM: what avoids from having lots of unwriteable inactive

Rik van Riel (
Tue, 25 Sep 2001 12:04:07 -0300 (BRST)

On Mon, 24 Sep 2001, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Mon, 24 Sep 2001, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
> >
> > We keep calling swap_out(), which will not deactivate pages which _can_ be
> > written out, until we deactivate the pte's from the pages which are on the
> > inactive list.
> swap_out() will deactivate everything it finds to be not-recently used,
> and that's how the inactive list ends up getting replenished.



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