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SubjectRe: 2.6.2-mm1 aka "Geriatric Wombat"
--Nick Piggin <piggin@cyberone.com.au> wrote (on Thursday, February 05, 2004 22:47:23 +1100):

>
> Andrew Morton wrote:
>
>> ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/patches/2.6/2.6.2/2.6.2-mm1/
>>
>>
>> - Merged some page reclaim fixes from Nick and Nikita. These yield some
>> performance improvements in low memory and heavy paging situations.
>>
>>
>
> Nikita's vm-dont-rotate-active-list.patch still has this:
>
> +/* dummy pages used to scan active lists */
> +static struct page scan_pages[MAX_NUMNODES][MAX_NR_ZONES];
> +
>
> Which probably needs its nodes and cachelines untangled.
> Maybe it doesn't - I really don't know.

The idle toad's way is to shove it in the pgdat.
Maybe even the zone structure?

M.
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