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SubjectRe: Very aggressive swapping after 2 hours rest
On Mon, 18 Sep 2000, Byron Stanoszek wrote:

> I've finally had a chance to test out the new VM patch on my 32mb system.
>
> It runs much, much better than the previous test8, and the
> pages->swap change is actually much smoother than I had expected
> it to be considering the recent talk about making it more
> gradual. I'm against having the swap more gradual because of the
> low amount of available memory and the high amount of memory
> actually taken up by processes required for normal operation.

> So, please take my opinions into consideration when/if you
> redesign the swap mechanism.

Oh I will. The "more smooth" swap code I am testing
right now concentrates on swapping from processes
that have been sleeping for longer than

cache size / inactive_target

seconds. I think this might actually help with the
performance of low-memory systems, but I need to
test this a bit before I know for sure ;)

regards,

Rik
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-- Miguel de Icaza, UKUUG 2000

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