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SubjectRe: [GIT PULL] mm: frontswap (for 3.2 window)
>>> On 04.11.11 at 01:54, Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
> 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?

Because we're supporting/using Xen, where this (within the general
tmem picture) allows for better overall memory utilization.

Jan



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