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    SubjectRe: Strange memory usage reporting

    On Tue, Aug 26, 2003 at 06:03:14PM +0100, Hugh Dickins wrote:
    > Which is the driver involved? Though it's not wrong to give do_no_page
    > a Reserved page, beware of the the page->count accounting: while it's
    > Reserved, get_page or page_cache_get raises the count, but put_page
    > or page_cache_release does not decrement it - very easy to end up
    > with the page never freed.

    Why is this so asymetric? I would understand ignoring these pages
    in the freeing logic, but why exclude them also from refcounting?


    Ingo Oeser
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