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SubjectRe: /proc/sys/vm/freepages not writable.
On Sun, 17 Sep 2000, Patrick Mau wrote:

> I compiled kernel 2.4.0test9-pre1 (kernel names are a real mess
> these days ...) and noticed that /proc/sys/vm/freepages is no
> longer writable:
> [root@oscar] ll /proc/sys/vm/freepages
> -r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 Sep 17 02:25 /proc/sys/vm/freepages
> If this was intentional, why has it changed ?

It was intentional. Writing to this file hasn't worked well
since 2.3.50 or so, when the zoned VM was merged.

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...


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

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