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SubjectRe: [PATCH -mm] remove swap token code
(4/10/12 9:48 PM), Johannes Weiner wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 09, 2012 at 11:32:01AM -0400, Rik van Riel wrote:
>> The swap token code no longer fits in with the current VM model.
>> It does not play well with cgroups or the better NUMA placement
>> code in development, since we have only one swap token globally.
>> It also has the potential to mess with scalability of the system,
>> by increasing the number of non-reclaimable pages on the active
>> and inactive anon LRU lists.
>> Last but not least, the swap token code has been broken for a
>> year without complaints. This suggests we no longer have much
>> use for it.
>> The days of sub-1G memory systems with heavy use of swap are
>> over. If we ever need thrashing reducing code in the future,
>> we will have to implement something that does scale.
>> Signed-off-by: Rik van Riel<>
> Acked-by: Johannes Weiner<>

Acked-by: KOSAKI Motohiro <>

I really think swap token is sane. but now (after merging Johannes's memcg naturalization)
it don't work and we don't have a reason to maintain _current_ implementaion.

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