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SubjectRe: [PATCH][5/8] proc: export mlocked pages info through "/proc/meminfo: Wired"
The name "Wired" could be changed to which one most kids think better
fits the job.

I choosed "Wired" for:
"Locked" will conflict with PG_locked bit of a pags.
"Pinned" indicates a short-term lock,so not fits the job too.

Shaoping Wang

2006/3/21, Nick Piggin <>:
> Stone Wang wrote:
> > The list potentially could have more wider use.
> >
> > For example, kernel-space locked/pinned pages could be placed on the list too
> > (while mlocked pages are locked/pinned by system calls from user-space).
> >
> kernel-space pages are always pinned. And no, you can't put them on the list
> because you never know if their ->lru field is going to be used for something
> else.
> Why would you want to ever do something like that though? I don't think you
> should use this name "just in case", unless you have some really good
> potential usage in mind.
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