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SubjectRe: 2.6.9-rc2-mm1 swsusp bug report.

On Sun, 2004-09-26 at 01:45, Pavel Machek wrote:
> Hi!
> > >>What causes memory to be so fragmented?
> > >
> > >
> > >Normal usage; the pattern of pages being freed and allocated inevitably
> > >leads to fragmentation. The buddy allocator does a good job of
> > >minimising it, but what is really needed is a run-time defragmenter. I
> > >saw mention of this recently, but it's probably not that practical to
> > >implement IMHO.
> >
> > Well, by this stage it looks like memory is already pretty well shrunk
> > as much as it is going to be, which means that even a pretty capable
> > defragmenter won't be able to do anything.
> True, defragmenter would not help.
> Anyway, conversion from order-8 allocation should be pretty easy, but
> I never seen that failure case and this is first report... So I'm not
> doing that work just yet. [There's big chunk of changes waiting in
> -mm, that needs to be merged because any other work should be done.]

Are we still planning on having suspend2 replace swsusp eventually? It
was a lot of work to switch from those high order allocations, and if we
are still going to replace swsusp, perhaps it's would be a better use of
your time to do other things?



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