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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/8] Use memory compaction instead of lumpy reclaim during high-order allocations
On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 02:05:32PM +0000, Mel Gorman wrote:
> >
> > How about making the default before 2.6.40, as an initial step?
> >
> It'd be a reasonable way of ensuring it's being tested everywhere
> and not by those that are interested or using distro kernel configs.
> I guess we'd set to "default y" in the same patch that adds the note to
> feature-removal-schedule.txt.

I'd suggest doing it now (or soon, before 2.6.40), just to make sure
there aren't massive complaints about performance regressions, etc.,
and then deprecating it at say 2.6.42, and then waiting 6-9 months
before removing it. But, I'm a bit more conservative about making
such changes.

(Said the person who has reluctantly agreed to keep the minixdf mount
option after we found users when we tried deprecating it. :-)

- Ted

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