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SubjectRe: kswapd and MM overload fix
On Tue, Jun 05, 2001 at 04:16:57PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> but I think we should also make the init code clear the zone data for
> empty zones so that these kinds of "use uninitialized stuff" things cannot
> happen. No?

that would fix it too indeed, OTOH I think changing the empty zone
handling in the kernel is beyond the scope of the bugfix (grep for
zone->size in mm/*.c :). Certainly making empty zones transparent to the
vm sounds much cleaner from a mm/*.c point of view but it may be faster
to skip the block with a branch instead of always computing it.

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