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    SubjectRe: vmscan.c heuristic adjustment for smaller systems
    On Sun, Apr 18, 2004 at 01:37:45PM +1000, Nick Piggin wrote:
    > swappiness is pretty arbitrary and unfortunately it means
    > different things to machines with different sized memory.
    > Also, once you *have* gone past the reclaim_mapped threshold,
    > mapped pages aren't really given any preference above
    > unmapped pages.
    > I have a small patchset which splits the active list roughly
    > into mapped and unmapped pages. It might hopefully solve your
    > problem. Would you give it a try? It is pretty stable here.

    It would be interesting to see the results of this on Marc's system.
    It's a more comprehensive solution than tweaking numbers.


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