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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] Re: Linux 2.4.4-ac10
On Sun, 20 May 2001, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:

> On Sat, 19 May 2001, Mike Galbraith wrote:
>
> > @@ -1054,7 +1033,7 @@
> > if (!zone->size)
> > continue;
> >
> > - while (zone->free_pages < zone->pages_low) {
> > + while (zone->free_pages < zone->inactive_clean_pages) {
> > struct page * page;
> > page = reclaim_page(zone);
> > if (!page)
>
>
> What you're trying to do with this change ?

Just ensuring that I never had a large supply of cleaned pages laying
around at a time when folks are in distress. It also ensures that you
never donate your last reclaimable pages, but that wasn't the intent.

It was a stray though that happened to produce measurable improvement.

-Mike

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