Re: [patch-2.4.0-test8-pre6] misc fixes

From: Linus Torvalds (
Date: Thu Sep 07 2000 - 11:18:47 EST

On Thu, 7 Sep 2000, Tigran Aivazian wrote:
> k) all swapout functions in mm/vmscan.c can be optimized by removing 'mm'
> argument. This part was reviewed by Rick van Riel and approved.

But they then get "mm" themselves anyway.

What's the point? With argument passing, on certain architectures it stays
in registers. On other architectures it is in memory on the stack, but
that's not slower than accessing it from memory off another pointer.


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