FW: FW: [PATCH 2.6.17.3] Memory Management: High-MemoryScalability Issue

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-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Morton [mailto:[email protected]] 
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2006 4:07 AM
To: Andi Kleen
Cc: Satapathy, Soumendu Sekhar; [email protected]
Subject: Re: FW: [PATCH 2.6.17.3] Memory Management:
High-MemoryScalability Issue

On Mon, 11 Sep 2006 23:01:25 +0200
Andi Kleen <[email protected]> wrote:

> On Monday 11 September 2006 08:24, Satapathy, Soumendu Sekhar wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > http://lkml.org/lkml/2006/7/5/74
> >
> > This patch was tested successfully in a system with 4GB, 32GB and
64GB RAM.
> > Can it be considered for inclusion in the kernel.
> 
> Thanks for your contribution to Linux.
> 
> I'm not really deep enough into the high level swapping algorithm to
evaluate
> your patch competently, but your result looks promising. Normally this
> code is considered pretty fragile unfortunately so some more testing
> would be definitely needed. It's good that you gave a clear rationale
> on what you changed at least.
> 
> I would recommend to do perhaps do some benchmarks on smaller machines
with 
> the patch too (just to make sure there are no regressions on them)
and 
> possible try
> a few more different workloads and then post on [email protected]
There is 
> where all the VM hackers tend to hang out.
> 

Yes, I've tucked this patch away to take a closer look at, probably late
this week.

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