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SubjectRe: [with-PATCH-really] highmem deadlock removal, balancing & cleanup

On Fri, 25 May 2001, Rik van Riel wrote:
> The function do_try_to_free_pages() also gets called when we're
> only short on inactive pages, but we still have TONS of free
> memory. In that case, I don't think we'd actually want to steal
> free memory from anyone.

Well, kmem_cache_reap() doesn't even steal memory from anybody: it just
makes this "tagged for xxx" memory be available to "non-xxx" users too.

And the fact that we're calling do_try_to_free_pages() at all obviously
implies that even if we have memory free, it isn't in the right hands..


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