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SubjectRe: /proc/sys/vm/freepages not writable.
On Sun, 17 Sep 2000, Andi Kleen wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 17, 2000 at 02:35:42PM -0300, Rik van Riel wrote:
> > Also, the fact that the new VM keeps a list of directly
> > reclaimable inactive pages around that varies according
> > to the amount of VM activity should make tweaking this
> > value no longer needed...
> So there is no way to force the VM to keep lots of pages around
> for interrupt intensive load (like gigabit networking?) Is
> there a way to enforce that the inactive list is always well
> filled ?

1. The inactive_target is 1 second worth of allocations, minus
the amount of frees in 1 second, averaged over a minute
2. When the amount of really free pages gets low, a separate
thread moves inactive_clean pages to the free list (so no
chance of kswapd not doing this because it's blocked on disk)


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-- Miguel de Icaza, UKUUG 2000

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