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SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/34] mm: Page Replacement Policy Framework
El Thu, 23 Mar 2006 10:15:47 -0800 (PST),
Linus Torvalds <> escribió:

> IOW, just under half a _gigabyte_ of RAM is apparently considered to be
> low end, and this is when talking about low-end (modern) hardware!

If it's considered "low-end" it's because people actually uses that
memory for something and the system starts swapping, not because it's

The "powerful machines who never swaps" are always a minority. Being geeks
as we are we try to have the greatest machine possible, but the vast majority
of real users are "underpowered" I'm not talking of pentium 1 stuff, I can bet
there're far more pentium 4 machines with 256 MB out there than with 1 GB.

I know you don't hit those problems because you use expensive machines
with lots of ram ;) But in the _real_ world, lots of the machines are
already wasting most of its ram by running the desktop environment alone.

Diego Calleja (A user with 1 GB of RAM who usually gets his system
into swapping easily by using desktop apps and could benefit from
better page replacement policies)
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