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    SubjectRe: [GIT PULL] mm: frontswap (for 3.2 window)
    On Thu, 03 Nov 2011 16:49:27 +0000 "Jan Beulich" <JBeulich@suse.com> wrote:

    > >>> On 27.10.11 at 20:52, Dan Magenheimer <dan.magenheimer@oracle.com> wrote:
    > > Hi Linus --
    > >
    > > Frontswap now has FOUR users: Two already merged in-tree (zcache
    > > and Xen) and two still in development but in public git trees
    > > (RAMster and KVM). Frontswap is part 2 of 2 of the core kernel
    > > changes required to support transcendent memory; part 1 was cleancache
    > > which you merged at 3.0 (and which now has FIVE users).
    > >
    > > Frontswap patches have been in linux-next since June 3 (with zero
    > > changes since Sep 22). First posted to lkml in June 2009, frontswap
    > > is now at version 11 and has incorporated feedback from a wide range
    > > of kernel developers. For a good overview, see
    > > http://lwn.net/Articles/454795.
    > > If further rationale is needed, please see the end of this email
    > > for more info.
    > >
    > > SO... Please pull:
    > >
    > > git://oss.oracle.com/git/djm/tmem.git #tmem
    > >
    > >...
    > > Linux kernel distros incorporating frontswap:
    > > - Oracle UEK 2.6.39 Beta:
    > > http://oss.oracle.com/git/?p=linux-2.6-unbreakable-beta.git;a=summary
    > > - OpenSuSE since 11.2 (2009) [see mm/tmem-xen.c]
    > > http://kernel.opensuse.org/cgit/kernel/
    >
    > I've been away so I am too far behind to read this entire
    > very long thread, but wanted to confirm that we've been
    > carrying an earlier version of this code as indicated above
    > and it would simplify our kernel maintenance if frontswap
    > got merged. So please count me as supporting frontswap.

    Are you able to tell use *why* you're carrying it, and what benefit it
    is providing to your users?



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