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    Subject[PATCH] vma limited swapin readahead


    The current swapin readahead code reads a number of pages (1 >>
    page_cluster) which are physically contiguous on disk with reference to
    the page which needs to be faulted in.

    However, the pages which are contiguous on swap are not necessarily
    contiguous in the virtual memory area where the fault happened. That means
    the swapin readahead code may read pages which are not related to the
    process which suffered a page fault.

    I've changed the swapin code to not readahead pages if they are not
    virtually contiguous on the vma which is being faulted to avoid
    the problem described above.

    Testers are very welcome since I'm unable to test this in various

    The patch is available at

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