Re: 2.6.10-rc3: kswapd eats CPU on start of memory-eating task

From: Rik van Riel
Date: Sun Dec 19 2004 - 23:20:15 EST

On Mon, 20 Dec 2004, Con Kolivas wrote:

What if the token isn't handed out at all until a heavy swapping load starts? A slight delay in thrash control would be worth it.

How do you define "heavy swapping" ?

How would you measure it ?

How would you relinquish the token after the "heavy swapping"
load stopped ?

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