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SubjectRe: the new VM
On Mon, Sep 25, 2000 at 04:40:44PM +0100, Stephen C. Tweedie wrote:
> Allowing GFP_ATOMIC to eat PF_MEMALLOC's last-chance pages is the
> wrong thing to do if we want to guarantee swapper progress under
> extreme load.

You're definitely right. We at least need the garantee of the memory to
allocate the bhs on top of the swap cache while we atttempt to swapout one page
(that path can't fail at the moment).

Andrea
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