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    SubjectRe: [ck] swap prefetching merge plans
    On Thu, 23 Mar 2006 07:57:56 -0400
    Spike <spike@spykes.net> wrote:

    > On Thu, 23 Mar 2006 18:04:36 +1100
    > Con Kolivas <kernel@kolivas.org> wrote:
    >
    > > On Thu, 23 Mar 2006 03:53 pm, Andrew Morton wrote:
    > > > A look at the -mm lineup for 2.6.17:
    > >
    > > > mm-implement-swap-prefetching.patch
    > > > mm-implement-swap-prefetching-fix.patch
    > > > mm-implement-swap-prefetching-tweaks.patch
    > >
    > > > Still don't have a compelling argument for this, IMO.
    > >
    > > For those users who feel they do have a compelling argument for it, please
    > > speak now or I'll end up maintaining this in -ck only forever. I've come to
    > > depend on it with my workloads now so I'm never dropping it. There's no point
    > > me explaining how it is useful yet again, though, because I just end up
    > > looking like I'm handwaving. It seems a shame for it not to be available to
    > > all linux users.
    > >
    > > Cheers,
    > > Con
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    >
    > As a gamer it really makes wonders. That's really all I can say because
    > swap prefetching is such a simple logical thing that one does not need
    > to go into details as its been said so many times over and over again
    > before. Having something like this is beneficial to desktop users.
    >
    > I suppose support for 1000 some odd CPU's in the kernel is really useful
    > as well for most people....
    >
    > One can go on and on with the examples, as I seen over the years it
    > seems to just depend on what the few major maintainers want and not
    > what the public finds actually useful.
    >
    > Bren
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    There has been compelling arguments against dropping swap prefetching
    from day one, yet nobody with authority seems to ever take notice.

    http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=113473793117511&w=2

    I really loved reading the comment about 2gb of ram when testing and
    finding no benefits.

    So I assume everyone out there has 2gb of ram or more in this so
    perfect world.


    Bren
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