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SubjectRe: 2.1.91 swap performance: jerky.
On Thu, Apr 02, 1998 at 10:03:18AM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > The main problem as far as I see is that while the pages can be quickly
> > free'd when required, the fragmentation worries me. It needs to be
> > integrated with the buddy system somehow (ie it should coalesce using the
> > buddy system, but we could then re-extract the page when required. Or
> > something).
>
> Don't we have enough fragmentation problems and fixes collected in the
> mm layer now to hint that maybe the right answer post 2.2 is to go from
> a buddy to zone allocator or similar.

Shouldn't the fragmentation problems be solved before releasing 2.2?

Werner

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