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SubjectRe: 2.4 and 2GB swap partition limit
On Wednesday 02 May 2001 02:43, Rik van Riel wrote:
> On Tue, 1 May 2001, David S. Miller wrote:
> > Rik van Riel writes:
> > > Then we will be scanning through memory looking for something to
> > > swap out (otherwise we'd not be in need of swap space, right?).
> > > At this point we can simply free up swap entries while scanning
> > > through memory looking for stuff to swap out.
> >
> > Sounds a lot like my patch I posted a few weeks ago:
> Not really. Your patch only reclaims swap cache pages that
> hang around after a process exit()s. What I want to do is
> reclaim swap space of pages which have been swapped in so
> we can use that swap space to swap something else out.

We could reclaim swap space for dirty pages. They have to be
rewritten anyway...

Or would the fragmentation risk be too high?


Roger Larsson
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