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SubjectRe: [patch] mm-cleanup-1 (2.4.0)


On 7 Jan 2001, Zlatko Calusic wrote:

> The following patch cleans up some obsolete structures from the mm &
> proc code.
>
> Beside that it also fixes what I think is a bug:
>
> if ((rw == WRITE) && atomic_read(&nr_async_pages) >
> pager_daemon.swap_cluster * (1 << page_cluster))
>
> In that (swapout logic) it effectively says swap out 512KB at once (at
> least on my memory configuration). I think that is a little too much.
> I modified it to be a little bit more conservative and send only
> (1 << page_cluster) to the swap at a time. Same applies to the
> swapin_readahead() function. Comments welcome.

512kb is the maximum limit for in-flight swap pages, not the cluster size
for IO.

swapin_readahead actually sends requests of (1 << page_cluster) to disk
at each run.


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