Re: 2.4.23 includes Andrea's VM?

From: Andrea Arcangeli
Date: Wed Dec 03 2003 - 16:07:47 EST

On Wed, Dec 03, 2003 at 03:14:24PM -0500, Ian Soboroff wrote:
> Andrea Arcangeli <andrea@xxxxxxx> writes:
> > It's probably going to work an order of magnitude better thanks
> > especially to the lower_zone_reserve algorithm.
> >
> > However I'd still recommend to use my tree, the last two critical bits
> > you need from my tree are inode-highmem and related_bhs. Those two are
> > still missing, and you probably need them with 12G.
> >
> > I'm going to release a 2.4.23aa1 btw, that will be the last 2.4-aa.
> I found 10_inode-highmem-2 in the 2.4.23pre6aa3 directory, but I
> couldn't find any related_bhs one. Am I looking in the wrong place?

the latter is not a self contained patch unfortunately (it could be in
theory but it isn't in practice), and there's no way I can invest effort
in 2.4 to extract it now (infact I need to check that 2.6 addresses that
instead). But you can find it in the 05_vm_26-rest-1 patch. Ideally if
you apply all the 05_vm_* and the inode-highmem (solving possible
rejects, or applying only the patch with dependencies), you should be
fine then.

> I'd wait for -aa1, but I want to try the updated aic7xxx driver in 2.4.23
> sooner rather than later.

Just to try the driver you can go with plain 2.4.23 right now, the inode
and bh troubles showup in a few days normally, not in a few minutes,
however it depends on your workload. For example with 12G you probably
want to avoid updatedb until you apply all the vm fixes.
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