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SubjectRe: swap storm since kernel 3.2.x
On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 10:06 PM, Rik van Riel <> wrote:
> On 02/09/2012 08:54 AM, Johannes Stezenbach wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 09, 2012 at 02:21:55PM +0100, Johannes Stezenbach wrote:
>>> it looks good.  Neither do I get the huge debug_objects_cache
>>> nor does it swap, after running a crosstool-ng toolchain build.
>>> Well, last time I also had one kvm -m 1G instance running.  I'll
>>> try if that triggers the issue.  So far:
>> The kvm produced a bunch of page allocation failures
>> on the host:
>> (repeats a few times)
>> I guess that is expected with your patch?
> That is indeed why my patch series was significantly larger
> than Hillf's little test patch :)

Yes, Johannes did show that kswapd running purely in single
mode, without helps from compaction or lumpy, could not
meet all requests in VM core.

Thank you all
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