Re: 2.4.23 includes Andrea's VM?

From: bill davidsen
Date: Wed Dec 03 2003 - 17:13:33 EST

In article <20031203183719.GD24651@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Andrea Arcangeli <andrea@xxxxxxx> wrote:
| On Wed, Dec 03, 2003 at 09:51:36AM -0500, Ian Soboroff wrote:
| >
| > I have a machine with 12GB of RAM, and I've been running a 2.4.22-era
| > kernel with Andrea's patches on it, otherwise it dies from lack of
| > lowmem.
| >
| > The latest -aa patch is for 2.4.23-pre6, but I see in the 2.4.23
| > Changelog that at least some bits of Andrea's VM were merged. Should
| > I be able to run a vanilla 2.4.23 on this box?
| 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'd like to thank you for all the great VM work you've done, and all the
help you gave me off-list back when 1GB was still "a hell of a lot of
RAM" and responded to tuning bdflush.

Since 2.4 is now frozen it's probably the last -aa release ever needed,
in any case. Future releases, if any, are unlikely to change anything
which would keep the patches from working.

bill davidsen <davidsen@xxxxxxx>
CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.
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