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SubjectRe: /proc/sys/vm/freepages not writable.
On Sun, Sep 17, 2000 at 03:09:52PM -0300, Rik van Riel wrote:
> 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

So it cannot take load bursts. That's ok for a default, but for special loads
it would be good if there was a way for the administrator to overwrite that,
similar to the old freepages.


-Andi

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