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    SubjectRe: [PATCH -mm] vmscan: make mapped executable pages the first class citizen
    Elladan wrote:

    >> Nobody (except you) is proposing that we completely disable
    >> the eviction of executable pages. I believe that your idea
    >> could easily lead to a denial of service attack, with a user
    >> creating a very large executable file and mmaping it.
    >> Giving executable pages some priority over other file cache
    >> pages is nowhere near as dangerous wrt. unexpected side effects
    >> and should work just as well.
    > I don't think this sort of DOS is relevant for a single user or trusted user
    > system.

    Which not all systems are, meaning that the mechanism
    Christoph proposes can never be enabled by default and
    would have to be tweaked by the user.

    I prefer code that should work just as well 99% of the
    time, but can be enabled by default for everybody.
    That way people automatically get the benefit.

    All rights reversed.

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