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SubjectRe: [patch 4/6] mm: merge populate and nopage into fault (fixes nonlinear)
On Wed, 2007-03-07 at 14:52 +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:

> True. We could even guesstimate the nonlinear dirty pages by subtracting
> the result of page_mkclean() from page_mapcount() and force an
> msync(MS_ASYNC) on said mapping (or all (nonlinear) mappings of the
> related file) when some threshold gets exceeded.

Almost, but not quite, we'd need to extract another value from the
page_mkclean() run, the actual number of mappings encountered. The
return value only sums the number of dirty mappings encountered.

s390 would already work I guess.

Certainly doable.

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