Re: [PATCH 1/3 staging-next] android: Collect statistics from lowmemorykiller

From: Michal Hocko
Date: Fri Feb 10 2017 - 04:15:31 EST

On Fri 10-02-17 10:05:34, peter enderborg wrote:
> On 02/10/2017 08:59 AM, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > The approach was wrong from the day 1. Abusing slab shrinkers
> > is just a bad place to stick this logic. This all belongs to the
> > userspace.
> But now it is there and we have to stick with it.

It is also adding maintenance cost. Just have a look at the git log and
check how many patches were just a result of the core changes which
needed a sync.

I seriously doubt that any of the android devices can run natively on
the Vanilla kernel so insisting on keeping this code in staging doesn't
give much sense to me.
Michal Hocko