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SubjectRe: VM in v2.4.0test9
On Wed, 4 Oct 2000, Rik van Riel wrote:

> > > First, you have MORE free memory than freepages.high. In this
> > > case I really don't see why __alloc_pages() wouldn't give the
> > > memory to your processes ....
> >
> > Hmm...
> > Can't it be a zone problem?
> > Free pages is the total free - all zones.
> > But suppose you want a page from a specific zone - DMA, the more
> > memory you have the less likely that you have a DMA page free...
> > Does all test take this into consideration?
>
> Free_shortage() /should/ take this into consideration, and unless
> I'm wrong, it does ;)

Also, a zone problem CANNOT cause the problem in
David's 16MB test ...

(this is getting stranger and stranger)

regards,

Rik
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