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SubjectRe: shm swapping in 2.4 again
On 16 Nov 2000, Christoph Rohland wrote:
> On Wed, 15 Nov 2000, Rik van Riel wrote:
> > On 15 Nov 2000, Christoph Rohland wrote:
> > You really want to have it in the swap cache, so we have
> > a place for it allocated in cache, etc...
> >
> > Basically, when we unmap it in try_to_swap_out(), we
> > should add the page to the swap cache, and when the
> > last user stops using the page, we should push the
> > page out to swap.
> So in shm_swap_out I check if the page is already in the swap
> cache. If not I put the page into it and note the swap entry in
> the shadow pte of shm. Right?

Exactly. And I'll change page_launder() to:
1. write dirty swap cache pages to disk
2. do some IO clustering (maybe) or rely on luck ;)

> So does the page live all the time in the swap cache? This would
> lead to a vastly increased swap usage since we would have to
> preallocate the swap entries on page allocation.

If the usage count of the swap entry is 1 (all users of the
page have swapped it in and the swap cache is the only user),
then we can free the page from swap and the swap cache.


"What you're running that piece of shit Gnome?!?!"
-- Miguel de Icaza, UKUUG 2000

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