Re: vm-pageout-throttling.patch: hanging inthrottle_vm_writeout/blk_congestion_wait

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Mon Nov 15 2004 - 18:56:55 EST

Please always do reply-to-all when working with kernel people.

Sami Farin <7atbggg02@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > swapon /path/to/file/on/reiserfs
> >
> > This allows the kernel to perform certain optimizations and removes the
> > overhead of the loopback device.
> It also removes encryption, which I wish to have.

The dm-crypt driver should be able to do this, and it doesn't have
low-on-memory deadlock problems.

(Not that I'm convinced that this was a low-on-memory deadlock - that
wasn't obvious from the traces).
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