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SubjectRe: Linux-2.1.131..
On Thu, 3 Dec 1998, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> On Thu, 3 Dec 1998, Rik van Riel wrote:
> >
> > if (buffer_over_borrow() || pgcache_over_borrow())
> >- shrink_mmap(i, gfp_mask);
> >+ state = 0;
> >
> >This is a good fix as it returns behaviour back to the normal
> >and desired behaviour (except for too heavy cache pruning).
> >This patch would have been better however, since it does what
> >we want without too heavy cache pruning or massive swapout
> >frenzies.
> do_try_to_free_page() starting from its name must try to free 1 page. If
> shrink_mmap() just freed one page we have just finished our work and in
> such case why to continue eventually with a not needed swap out?

You haven't read my message, have you? :)

The next paragraph contained my own fix that does both
the above and frees memory while swapping...


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