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SubjectRe: ~500 megs cached yet 2.6.5 goes into swap hell
Marc Singer <elf@buici.com> wrote:
>
> On Wed, Apr 28, 2004 at 06:57:20PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > IMHO, the VM on a desktop system really should be optimised to
> > > have the best interactive behaviour, meaning decent latency
> > > when switching applications.
> >
> > I'm gonna stick my fingers in my ears and sing "la la la" until people tell
> > me "I set swappiness to zero and it didn't do what I wanted it to do".
>
> It does, but it's a bit too coarse of a solution. It just means that
> the page cache always loses.

That's what people have been asking for. What are you suggesting should
happen instead?

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