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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm: swap prefetch improvements

    * Con Kolivas <> wrote:

    > > A suggestion for improvement: right now swap-prefetch does a small
    > > bit of swapin every 5 seconds and stays idle inbetween. Could this
    > > perhaps be made more agressive (optionally perhaps), if the system
    > > is not swapping otherwise? If block-IO level instrumentation is
    > > needed to determine idleness of block IO then that is justified too
    > > i think.
    > Hmm.. The timer waits 5 seconds before trying to prefetch, but then
    > only stops if it detects any activity elsewhere. It doesn't actually
    > try to go idle in between but it doesn't take much activity to put it
    > back to sleep, hence detecting yet another "not quite idle" period and
    > then it goes to sleep again. I guess the sleep interval can actually
    > be changed as another tunable from 5 seconds to whatever the user
    > wanted.

    there was nothing else running on the system - so i suspect the swapin
    activity flagged 'itself' as some 'other' activity and stopped? The
    swapins happened in 4 bursts, separated by 5 seconds total idleness.

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