Re: [PATCH] add some drop_caches documentation and info messsge

From: Borislav Petkov
Date: Wed Oct 24 2012 - 17:05:56 EST

On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 01:48:36PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Well who knows. Could be that people's vm *does* suck. Or they have
> some particularly peculiar worklosd or requirement[*]. Or their VM
> *used* to suck, and the drop_caches is not really needed any more but
> it's there in vendor-provided code and they can't practically prevent
> it.

I have drop_caches in my suspend-to-disk script so that the hibernation
image is kept at minimum and suspend times are as small as possible.

Would that be a valid use-case?

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