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SubjectRe: Page aging broken in 2.6
On Fri, 26 Dec 2003, Andrew Morton wrote:

> The current behaviour seems better from a theoretical point of view.

It's certainly easier to understand when tuning the VM,
indeed.

> And if we want to give mapped pages more preference over unmapped ones
> (they already have some preference, by the default value of
> /proc/sys/vm/swappiness), we have less radical ways of doing this.

Agreed, the current swappiness is probably a better measure.
More flexible and more easy to tune.

cheers,

Rik
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