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Subjectpre7 and active pages

Using the xmm2 utility I am noticing much more space staying allocated
in the active list with pre7. Now meminfo reports:

MemTotal: 514136 kB
MemFree: 4868 kB
MemShared: 0 kB
Buffers: 53572 kB
Cached: 315584 kB
SwapCached: 16000 kB
Active: 318600 kB
Inactive: 145476 kB
HighTotal: 0 kB
HighFree: 0 kB
LowTotal: 514136 kB
LowFree: 4868 kB
SwapTotal: 1056760 kB
SwapFree: 1010700 kB

Which is not at all what I would expect given the logic in shrink_caches.
The active list does shrink under pressure but stays _much_ larger than
it did in pre6 and below.

Ed Tomlinson
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