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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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