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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 3/10] define page_file_cache
On Wed, 7 Nov 2007, Rik van Riel wrote:

> On Wed, 7 Nov 2007 10:06:10 -0800 (PST)
> Christoph Lameter <clameter@sgi.com> wrote:
>
> > On Wed, 7 Nov 2007, Rik van Riel wrote:
> >
> > > How exactly can an anonymous page ever become file backed?
> >
> > When they get assigned a swap entry.
>
> That does not change their status. They're still swap backed.

If they are swap backed then they have a backing store on disk. They are
file backed in some sense.

> > > > Do ramfs pages count as memory backed?
> > >
> > > Since ramfs pages cannot be evicted from memory at all, they
> > > should go into the "noreclaim" page set.
> >
> > Which LRU do they go on.
>
> With the patch set from last weekend, the file LRU.

Argh.

> With the patch set later this week, they'll be in the
> "noreclaim" page set, which is never scanned by the VM.

That sounds better.

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