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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] mm: Disable zone_reclaim_mode by default
On Mon, 7 Apr 2014, Mel Gorman wrote:

> zone_reclaim_mode causes processes to prefer reclaiming memory from local
> node instead of spilling over to other nodes. This made sense initially when
> NUMA machines were almost exclusively HPC and the workload was partitioned
> into nodes. The NUMA penalties were sufficiently high to justify reclaiming
> the memory. On current machines and workloads it is often the case that
> zone_reclaim_mode destroys performance but not all users know how to detect
> this. Favour the common case and disable it by default. Users that are
> sophisticated enough to know they need zone_reclaim_mode will detect it.

Ok that is going to require SGI machines to deal with zone_reclaim
configurations on bootup. Dimitri? Any comments?



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