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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/4] VM deadlock prevention -v5
    Christoph Lameter wrote:
    > On Fri, 25 Aug 2006, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
    >
    >> The basic premises is that network sockets serving the VM need undisturbed
    >> functionality in the face of severe memory shortage.
    >>
    >> This patch-set provides the framework to provide this.
    >
    > Hmmm.. Is it not possible to avoid the memory pools by
    > guaranteeing that a certain number of page is easily reclaimable?

    No.

    You need to guarantee that the memory is not gobbled up by
    another subsystem, but remains available for use by *this*
    subsystem. Otherwise you could still deadlock.

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