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SubjectRe: [patch] arca-vm-6, killed kswapd [Re: [patch] new-vm improvement , [Re: 2.2.0 Bug summary]]
On Mon, 4 Jan 1999, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Mon, 4 Jan 1999, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> >
> > I have a new revolutionary patch. The main thing is that I killed kswapd
> > just to make Rik happy ;).
> You may have made Rik happy,

Not even that -- I really like the concept of a separate
thread doing the much needed page freeing...

> but you totally missed the reason for kswapd. And while your
> patch looked interesting (a lot cleaner than the previous ones,
> and I _like_ patches that remove code), the fact that you killed
> kswapd means that it is essentially useless.

Yup -- a definite No-No.
(just to make sure that nobody would have really gotten
the impression that I would be happy with the removal
of kswapd)


Rik -- If a Microsoft product fails, who do you sue?
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