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SubjectRe: the new VMt
On Mon, 25 Sep 2000, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 25, 2000 at 07:03:46PM +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> > [..] __GFP_SOFT solves this all very nicely [..]
> s/very nicely/throwing away lots of useful cache for no one good reason/

Not really. We could fix this by making the page freeing
functions smarter and only free the pages we need.

I just don't know if this is worth it for 0.5% of the
allocations (and further more, since we allocate the
1-page allocations directly from the cache when we're
low on free memory, fragmentation isn't as bad as it
used to be with the old VM).


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

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