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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] VM: Implements the swap-out page-clustering technique
    Rik van Riel wrote:
    > On Sun, 07 Sep 2008 18:28:30 -0600
    > Zan Lynx <> wrote:
    >> Rik van Riel wrote:
    >> [cut]
    >>> On the other hand, you do want to avoid evicting data
    >>> that the process is still using, just because you are
    >>> swapping out a not recently referenced page on a
    >>> nearby virtual address.
    >> How about writing the nearby pages to swap anyway and mark the still
    >> in-use pages as SwapCache.
    > That is what will happen pretty much automatically.

    I agree. As you said, we have two conflicting requirements here: on the
    one hand one likes to swap as many pages as to satisfy the backing
    storage "proper block IO size," on the other hand, one should not make a
    process lose too many pages. The code needs tuning really, I'm going to
    rewrite it making it more flexible according to the suggestion given on
    the mailing list.

    > Another thing the swap out page clustering code could
    > do is move pages that were recently referenced back
    > to the active list, so the VM will not have to scan
    > those pages again.

    I think this is a very good idea, actually the code does this already.


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