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    SubjectRe: oom-9 [Re: [patch] oom-7]
    On Thu, 8 Oct 1998, Rik van Riel wrote:

    >This is broken, because swap_out() also is used to:
    >- clear out clean pages which have a mapping in swap space
    >- unmap mmap()ed pages from the application's address space

    Ok reversed, Thanks.

    >I'm pretty sure that these reports already are in the linux-kernel
    >archives of several months back. In any case, I don't think we
    >should take the risk of going with a less sure behaviour of kswapd,
    >especially not now we're in a code freeze...

    Instead I think the opposite. We can' t ship a kernel that deadlock by
    mistaken.

    Andrea[s] Arcangeli


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