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SubjectRe: Large slab cache in 2.6.1

Nick Piggin wrote:

> Chris Wedgwood wrote:
>> On Sat, Feb 21, 2004 at 07:28:24PM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>>> What happened to the experiment of having slab pages on the
>>> (in)active lists and letting them be free'd that way? Didn't
>>> somebody already do that? Ed Tomlinson and Craig Kulesa?
>> Just as a data point:
>> cw@taniwha:~/wk/linux/bk-2.5.x$ grep -E '(LowT|Slab)' /proc/meminfo
>> LowTotal: 898448 kB
>> Slab: 846260 kB
>> So the slab pressure I have right now is simply because there is
>> nowhere else it has to grow...
> Can you try the following patch? It is against 2.6.3-mm2.

Actually I think the previous shrink_slab formula factors
out to the right thing anyway, so nevermind this patch :P

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