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

Linus Torvalds (
Tue, 25 Sep 2001 08:50:46 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 25 Sep 2001, Rik van Riel wrote:
> >
> > swap_out() will deactivate everything it finds to be not-recently used,
> > and that's how the inactive list ends up getting replenished.
> mlock()

Hey, if you've mlock'ed more than your available memory, there's nothing
the VM layer can do. Except maybe a nice printk("Kiss your *ss goodbye");


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