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SubjectRe: 2.6.2-mm1 aka "Geriatric Wombat"


Martin J. Bligh wrote:

>--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?
>
>

It logically belongs in the zone structure, but apparently
dependancies will not allow that right now.

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