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SubjectRe: page_launder() on 2.4.9/10 issue
On September 4, 2001 07:14 pm, Jan Harkes wrote:
> To get back on the thread I jumped into, I totally agree with Linus that
> writeout should be as soon as possible. Probably even as soon as an
> inactive dirty page hits the inactive dirty list, which would
> effectively turn the inactive dirty list into your laundry list.

No, we don't want that, we need the inactive list as a test of short-term
inactivity. It doesn't make sense to begin the writeout until the page
has made it to the other end of the inactive ist. Otherwise you just
revert to "one-hand-clock".

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