Re: swsusp with highmem, testing wanted

From: Nigel Cunningham
Date: Thu Mar 25 2004 - 18:47:05 EST


On Fri, 2004-03-26 at 10:59, Pavel Machek wrote:
> > I also think we free too much memory btw (and spend too much time
> > trying to free memory). Have you looked at some of Nigel stuffs in
> > swsusp2 ? There may be good ideas to borrow...
> Yes, swsusp2 is faster. It is also 10x more code. We could probably
> stop freeing as soon as half of memory is free; OTOH if memory is
> disk cache, it might be faster to drop it than write to swap, then
> read back [swsusp2 shows its not usually the case, through].

10x more code is true, but we also need to ask, how much of that is more
functionality? How much is debugging code (that can be removed)? How
much is comments?

10x implies there's needless bloat and that the two are otherwise
equivalent. That's simply not true.


Nigel Cunningham
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