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SubjectRe: Minutes from Feb 21 LSE Call
On Tue, Feb 25, 2003 at 10:01:20PM -0800, Martin J. Bligh wrote:
>> It seemed, at least on the simple kernel compile tests that I did, that all
>> the long chains are not anonymous. It killed 95% of the space issue, which
>> given the simplicity of the patch was pretty damned stunning. Yes, there's
>> a pointer per page I guess we could kill in the struct page itself, but I
>> think you already have a better method for killing mem_map bloat ;-)

On Tue, Feb 25, 2003 at 10:14:40PM -0800, William Lee Irwin III wrote:
> I'm not going to get up in arms about this unless there's a serious
> performance issue that's going to get smacked down that I want to have
> a say in how it gets smacked down. aa is happy with the filebacked
> stuff, so I'm not pressing it (much) further.
> And yes, page clustering is certainly on its way and fast. I'm getting
> very close to the point where a general announcement will be in order.
> There's basically "one last big bug" and two bits of gross suboptimality
> I want to clean up before bringing the world to bear on it.

Screw it. Here it comes, ready or not. hch, I hope you were right...


-- wli
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