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SubjectRe: VM balancing issues on 2.6.13: dentry cache not getting shrunk enough
Martin J. Bligh wrote:

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>If they're freeable, we should easily be able to move them, and therefore
>compact a fragmented slab. That way we can preserve the LRU'ness of it.
>Stage 1: free the oldest entries. Stage 2: compact the slab into whole
>pages. Stage 3: free whole pages back to teh page allocator.
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>
That seems like the perfect solution to me. Freeing up 95% or more
gives us clean pages - and moving instead of actually freeing
everything avoids the cost of repopulating the cache later. :-)

Helge Hafting
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