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SubjectRe: [patch] vmfixes-2.4.0-test9-B2 - fixing deadlocks
On Mon, Sep 25, 2000 at 03:30:10PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Tue, 26 Sep 2000, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> >
> > I'm talking about the fact that if you have a file mmapped in 1.5G of RAM
> > test9 will waste time rolling between LRUs 384000 pages, while classzone
> > won't ever see 1 of those pages until you run low on fs cache.
>
> What drugs are you on? Nobody looks at the LRU's until the system is low
> on memory. Sure, there's some background activity, but what are you

The system is low on memory when you run `free` and you see a value
< freepages_high*PAGE_SIZE in the "free" column first row.

> talking about? It's only when you're low on memory that _either_ approach
> starts looking at the LRU list.

The machine will run low on memory as soon as I read 200mbyte from disk.

Andrea
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