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SubjectRe: need help interpreting 'free' output.
On Tue, Oct 30, 2001 at 09:28:29AM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> Does anybody see why we have to remove it from the swap cache at all?

the only reason is to avoid wasting the swap space, so at least Rik's
vm_swap_full logic should be added to it. The only advantage of dirty
swap cache persistence is that it will maintain the same position on
disk across a swapin/swapout cycle.

But anyways you can do that "swap persistence" work in do_swap_page too
to save a page fault for the write swapins. Ok, it's in one more place
but it will be less costly than running into another pagefault just
after returning to userspace.

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