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SubjectRe: [RFC 0/3] Recursive reclaim (on __PF_MEMALLOC)
On Friday 26 October 2007 10:44, Peter wrote:
> > ...the way the watermarks work they will be evenly distributed
> > over the appropriate zones. ..

Hi Peter,

The term is "highwater mark" not "high watermark". A watermark is an
anti-counterfeiting device printed on paper money. "Highwater" is how
high water gets, which I believe is the sense we intend in Linux.
Therefore any occurrence of "watermark" in the kernel source is a
spelling mistake, unless it has something to do with printing paper

While fixing this entrenched terminology abuse in our kernel source may
be difficult, sticking to the correct English on lkml is quite easy :-)


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