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

From: Rik van Riel
Date: Mon Dec 20 2004 - 10:11:53 EST

On Mon, 20 Dec 2004, Zou, Nanhai wrote:

With 2.6.9 + vmscan-ignore-swap-token-when-in-trouble.patch
OOM killer will be invoked around 30 hours.

While 2.6.10-rc3-mm1 seems to be much more stable.
At least for the test I was running, it bypassed 48 hours test.

That's Marcelo's vm-pageout-throttling.patch, which is one
of the essential ingredients in avoiding false OOM kills.

I'm waiting on some test results for another two patches
that I suspect are also needed ...

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