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SubjectRe: [PATCH] filemap.c fixes
On Mon, 14 May 2001, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> > > > + if (PageActive(page))
> > > > + SetPageReferenced(page);
> > > > + else
> > > > + activate_page(page);

> Now, please explain to me why it's not just a simple
> SetPageReferenced(page);
> and then just moving it lazily from one queue to another..

This might get us into problems when we think we have enough
inactive pages to take the next load spike, but we don't.

On the other hand, that's a theoretical situation and I don't
think we'll hit that in practice ... at least, not in workloads
we'd be able to deal nicely with in any way.

Just going with the simple version should work.


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However, without VM there's truly nothing to lose...

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