Re: [PATCH] VM improvements for 2.1.131

Rik van Riel (
Mon, 7 Dec 1998 14:04:04 +0100 (CET)

On Mon, 7 Dec 1998, Neil Conway wrote:

> Won't making the min_percent values (cache/buffers) equal to 1%
> wreck performance on small memory machines?

No. When the caches are heavily used they will need to be
freed anyway since we need the space for new data to be
read in.

Besides, we swap_out() doesn't free any memory any more,
so we need to run shrink_mmap() regardless.

what we really need is somebody to try it out on 4M and
8M machines...


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