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SubjectRe: [patch 09/19] (NEW) more aggressively use lumpy reclaim
On (08/01/08 14:30), Christoph Lameter didst pronounce:
> On Tue, 8 Jan 2008, Rik van Riel wrote:
> > If normal pageout does not result in contiguous free pages for
> > kernel stacks, fall back to lumpy reclaim instead of failing fork
> > or doing excessive pageout IO.
> Good. Ccing Mel. This is going to help higher order pages which is useful
> for a couple of other projects.

Well, the patch only has any impact when the order you are reclaiming is
less than PAGE_ALLOC_COSTLY_ORDER so I would not have considered it of major
impact to other projects interested in high order allocations. However, in
isolation I have no problem with this patch and I can see how it makes sense
for the problem scenario described. I rebased just this patch to 2.6.24-rc7
and found no problems but I have not had the chance to review the whole set.

> Reviewed-by: Christoph Lameter <>

Acked-by: Mel Gorman <>

Mel Gorman
Part-time Phd Student Linux Technology Center
University of Limerick IBM Dublin Software Lab

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