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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 5/5] Light Fragmentation Avoidance V20: 005_configurable
    On Tuesday 15 November 2005 17:50, Mel Gorman wrote:
    > The anti-defragmentation strategy has memory overhead. This patch allows
    > the strategy to be disabled for small memory systems or if it is known the
    > workload is suffering because of the strategy. It also acts to show where
    > the anti-defrag strategy interacts with the standard buddy allocator.

    If anything this should be a boot time option or perhaps sysctl, not a config.
    In general CONFIGs that change runtime behaviour are evil - just makes
    changing the option more painful, causes problems for distribution
    users, doesn't make much sense, etc.etc.

    Also #ifdef as a documentation device is a really really scary concept.


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