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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH 2/9] deadlock prevention core
Rik van Riel wrote:
> Andrew Morton wrote:
>
>> - We expect that the lots-of-dirty-anon-memory-over-swap-over-network
>> scenario might still cause deadlocks.
>> I assert that this can be solved by putting swap on local disks.
>> Peter
>> asserts that this isn't acceptable due to disk unreliability. I point
>> out that local disk reliability can be increased via MD, all goes
>> quiet.
>>
>> A good exposition which helps us to understand whether and why a
>> significant proportion of the target user base still wishes to do
>> swap-over-network would be useful.
>
> You cannot put disks in many models of blade servers.
>
> At all.

Or many thin clients in general. They are used in quite a few schools
over here, running Linux.
Some of them do in fact have space for disks, but disks adds costs
(heat, power, replacing failed drives)
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