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SubjectRe: [PATCH] radix-tree pagecache for 2.4.19-pre5-ac3
On Sun, Apr 07, 2002 at 11:44:39AM -0500, Art Haas wrote:
> Once again the patch has been re-diffed for the latest -ac
> kernel. It's running on my machine now. Enjoy!
> I'm interested in hearing back from anyone using this
> patch - I'd like to be sure that it applies cleanly (I
> believe it does), and that the kernel built with the
> patch runs well. The -ac kernels with rmap and the O(1)
> scheduler are working well for me, and I'm hoping that
> this patch adds to those kernels. At some point I'm hoping
> the patch is included in to the -ac patchset, and the
> eventual inclusion into the standard kernel release.
> My thanks to everyone working on the kernel.

Thank you! This has saved me some effort.

Burning question:
What are the hunks changing arch/i386/kernel/setup.c there for?
Also, there appears to be a livelock in add_to_swap(), (yes, this
has killed my boxen dead) something to help with this follows.
(It at least turned up a different problem I'm still working on.)


diff -urN linux-virgin/mm/swap_state.c linux/mm/swap_state.c
--- linux-virgin/mm/swap_state.c Tue Apr 9 18:50:48 2002
+++ linux/mm/swap_state.c Tue Apr 9 21:28:15 2002
@@ -104,6 +104,7 @@
int add_to_swap(struct page * page)
+ int error;
swp_entry_t entry;

if (!PageLocked(page))
@@ -118,11 +119,15 @@
* (adding to the page cache will clear the dirty
* and uptodate bits, so we need to do it again)
- if (add_to_swap_cache(page, entry) == 0) {
+ error = add_to_swap_cache(page, entry);
+ if (!error) {
return 1;
+ } else if (error = -ENOMEM) {
+ swap_free(entry);
+ return 0;
/* Raced with "speculative" read_swap_cache_async */
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