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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm: forbid lumpy-reclaim in shrink_active_list()
    On 03/19/2012 04:05 PM, Hugh Dickins wrote:
    > On Mon, 19 Mar 2012, Rik van Riel wrote:

    >> It was done that way, because Mel explained to me that deactivating
    >> a whole chunk of active pages at once is a desired feature that makes
    >> it more likely that a whole contiguous chunk of pages will eventually
    >> reach the end of the inactive list.
    >
    > I'm rather sceptical about this: is there a test which demonstrates
    > a useful effect of that kind?

    I am somewhat sceptical too, but since lumpy reclaim is
    due to be removed anyway, I did not bother to investigate
    its behaviour in any detail :)

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