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    SubjectRe: Bug with shared memory.
    At some point in the past, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
    >> How much are you swapping in your workload? (as said the fast paths are
    >> hurted a little so it's expected that it's almost as fast as mainline
    >> with a kernel compile, similar to the fact we also add anon pages to the
    >> lru list). I think you're only exercising the fast paths in your
    >> workload, not the memory balancing that is the whole point of the change.

    On Mon, May 20, 2002 at 10:23:05AM -0700, Martin J. Bligh wrote:
    > No swapping. We fixed the horrendous locking problem we were seeing,
    > but this was only one test - obviously others are needed. But I think we're
    > in agreement that it's time to give it a beating and see what happens ;-)

    There's no mystery or secrecy to the locking work, really just overzealous
    (which is good wrt. locking changes) QA and a conservative release schedule.


    Cheers,
    Bill
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