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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/4] Stop kswapd consuming 100% CPU when highest zone is small
On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 8:44 AM, Mel Gorman <> wrote:
> (Built this time and passed a basic sniff-test.)
> During allocator-intensive workloads, kswapd will be woken frequently
> causing free memory to oscillate between the high and min watermark.
> This is expected behaviour.  Unfortunately, if the highest zone is
> small, a problem occurs.


I've been running these for a couple days with no problems, although I
haven't been trying to reproduce the problem. (Well, no problems
related to memory management.)

I suspect that my pet unnecessary-OOM-kill bug is still around, but
that's probably not related, especially since I can trigger it if I
stick 8 GB of RAM in this laptop.

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