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    SubjectRe: swapping,any updates ?? Just wasted money on mem upgrade performance still suck :-(
    > On Mon, 7 Jan 2002, Alan Cox wrote:
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    > > > knobs. It just won't happen. Fixing VM behavior is the only way. It has to
    > > > work satisfactorily _without_ tuning.
    > >
    > > Thats something you will never achieve. Virtual memory is about heuristics,
    > > crystal ball gazing and guesswork. There are always some workloads where you
    > > want little caching and some where you want lots of caching - such as a
    > > fileserver.

    non sequitur: Linus would like an adaptive VM, which recognizes
    apps with the properties you describe. there's no theoretical
    or practical reason this cannot be achieved.

    > Thank you, Alan!! Now if the *other* kernel developers would just buy
    > into this. :)

    you have the source. whinging about knobs is just whinging.
    all serious knobs require recompilation anyway.

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