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SubjectRe: [patch] my latest oom stuff
On Mon, 26 Oct 1998, Linus Torvalds wrote:

>> Here the patch against your pre-2.1.127-1:
>
>I still don't understand why you have to change __get_free_pages(). I see
>no advantage to the changes.

The advantage is that the fast path is more efficient.

>I also very strongly disagree with your changes to "try_to_free_pages()",
>which makes it _always_ return a success (unless called recursively),
>which just obviously cannot be correct - it doesn't give the caller any
>information at all (the caller already had the "recursion" information).

Yes that change is messy (I sent you an email about it some minutes ago).
Forget that buggy change. The problem is that I have not the time and I
would like to do things well anyway (fast)...

Andrea Arcangeli


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