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SubjectRe: [patch] mm-cleanup-1 (2.4.0)
On 7 Jan 2001, Zlatko Calusic wrote:

> OK, maybe I was too fast in concluding with that change. I'm
> still trying to find out why is MM working bad in some
> circumstances (see my other email to the list).
>
> Anyway, I would than suggest to introduce another /proc entry
> and call it appropriately: max_async_pages. Because that is what
> we care about, anyway. I'll send another patch.

In fact, that's NOT what we care about.

What we really care about is the number of disk seeks
the VM subsystem has queued to disk, since it's seek
time that causes other requests to suffer bad latency.

regards,

Rik
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However, without VM there's truly nothing to lose...

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