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SubjectRe: broken VM in 2.4.10-pre9
Jan Harkes wrote:

> What do you consider as good VM?

When programs that isnt used are swapped out, or parts of them like
it worked in < 2.4.7.

> Because pages aren't 'aged' until there is swap allocated for them, your
> kernel should actually work better if it has a lot of pages backed by
> swap. The only thing is, we don't really make the right decision about

It doesnt. It just gets slower.
If it really become faster i would not have written my orginal posting.

> which pages to swap out, but that's just a detail.
> IMHO. A large number of cached/active pages == good.


Use the swap as little as possible == good.
Do you think i have 512 Mbyte of RAM just because i want
the kernel to swap out lotsa stuff? No, because it shouldnt
have the need for swapping out stuff.

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