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SubjectRe: ~500 megs cached yet 2.6.5 goes into swap hell
Timothy wrote:
> Perhaps nice level could influence how much a process is allowed to
> affect page cache.

I'm from the school that says 'nice' applies to scheduling priority,
not memory usage.

I'd expect a different knob, a per-task inherited value as is 'nice',
to control memory usage.

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