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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/9] ksm: let shared pages be swappable
On Fri, Dec 04, 2009 at 09:16:40AM -0800, Chris Wright wrote:
> That's why I mentioned the page of zeroes as the prime example of
> something with a high mapcount that shouldn't really ever be evicted.

Just a nitpick, "never" is too much, it should remain evictable if
somebody halts all VM from monitor and starts a workloads that fills
RAM and runs for a very prolonged time pushing all VM into swap. This
is especially true if we stick to the below approach and it isn't
just 1 page in high-sharing.

> It's a somewhat special case, but wouldn't it be useful to have a generic
> method to recognize this kind of sharing since it's a generic issue?


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