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SubjectRe: Subtle MM bug
On Tue, 9 Jan 2001, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> And this _is_ a downside, there's no question about it. There's the worry
> about the potential loss of locality, but there's also the fact that you
> effectively need a bigger swap partition with 2.4.x - never mind that
> large portions of the allocations may never be used. You still need the
> disk space for good VM behaviour.
>
> There are always trade-offs, I think the 2.4.x tradeoff is a good one.

How does this affect embedded systems with no swap space at all?

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