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SubjectRe: 2.4.11pre4 swapping out all over the place
On Sat, 6 Oct 2001, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> On Sat, 6 Oct 2001, Tobias Ringstrom wrote:
> >
> > I can confirm that in 2.4.11-pre4, the used-once pages are causing
> > page-out activity, as opposed to 2.4.11-pre2 which did not.
> Yeah, try_to_free_pages() gives up much too early: Marcelo removed the
> loop from it. That also shows the problems with the out_of_memory() logic
> much more easily.
> Can you try just undoing the changes to try_to_free_pages() itself?

Sure, replacing try_to_free_pages() in 2.4.11-pre4 with the one in
2.4.11-pre3 solves the problem.


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