On Mon, 10 Dec 2001, Rik van Riel wrote:
> On Mon, 10 Dec 2001, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > A fix may be to just remove the use-once stuff. It is one of the
> > sources of this problem, because it's overpopulating the inactive list.
> Absolutely. Use-once is an inherently unstable system, suitable
> for things like a database load (where you know you want to spend
> a certain percentage of your RAM on caching the index), but not
> suitable for a general-purpose VM, where you have no idea how
> large the working set will be.
> I'll take a stab at completely removing the use-once stuff as an
> emergency measure.
Could you please make a patch without use-once and post the patch to lkml
This way people can test it and report performance results.
I really would prefer to remove use-once as I also think its an
optimization which breaks some workloads, but I want to know what happens
in practice if we do that.
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/
This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Sat Dec 15 2001 - 21:00:21 EST