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SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/20] vm deadlock avoidance for NFS, NBD and iSCSI (take 7)


On Tue, 12 Sep 2006, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
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> Linus, when I mentioned swap over network to you in Ottawa, you said it was
> a valid use case, that people actually do and want this. Can you agree with
> the approach taken in these patches?

Well, in all honesty, I don't think I really said "valid", but that I said
that some crazy people want to do it, and that we should try to allow them
their foibles.

So I'd be nervous to do any _guarantees_. I think that good VM policies
should make it be something that works in general (the dirty mapping
limits in particular), but I'd be a bit nervous about anybody taking it
_too_ seriously. Crazy people are still crazy, they just might be right
under certain reasonably-well-controlled circumstances.

Linus
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