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From: Christoph Lameter <clameter@sgi.com>
To: Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au>
Cc: Aubrey Li <aubreylee@gmail.com>,
	Vaidyanathan Srinivasan <svaidy@linux.vnet.ibm.com>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-mm@kvack.org,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>, Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>,
	"linux-os (Dick Johnson)" <linux-os@analogic.com>,
	Robin Getz <rgetz@blackfin.uclinux.org>,
	"Hennerich, Michael" <Michael.Hennerich@analog.com>
Subject: Re: [RPC][PATCH 2.6.20-rc5] limit total vfs page cache
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2007 11:15:46 -0800 (PST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0701221114060.25121@schroedinger.engr.sgi.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <45B19483.6010300@yahoo.com.au>

On Sat, 20 Jan 2007, Nick Piggin wrote:

> > It doesn't reduce the amount of memory available to the system. It
> > just reduce the amount of memory available to the page cache. So that
> > page cache is limited and the reserved memory can be allocated by the
> > application.
> 
> But the patch doesn't do that, as I explained.

The patch could do it if he would be checking NR_FILE_PAGES against 
a limit instead of the free pages.


  parent reply	other threads:[~2007-01-22 19:17 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 20+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-01-18  3:23 Aubrey Li
2007-01-19 14:44 ` Vaidyanathan Srinivasan
2007-01-19 15:40   ` Aubrey Li
2007-01-24  5:30     ` Vaidyanathan Srinivasan
2007-01-24  5:53       ` Aubrey Li
2007-01-19 14:52 ` Vaidyanathan Srinivasan
2007-01-19 16:05   ` Aubrey Li
2007-01-19 18:49     ` Vaidyanathan Srinivasan
2007-01-19 19:01       ` Christoph Lameter
2007-01-20  2:04       ` Aubrey Li
2007-01-20  2:24         ` Nick Piggin
2007-01-20  2:35           ` Mike Frysinger
2007-01-20  2:49             ` Nick Piggin
2007-01-20  3:40               ` Mike Frysinger
2007-01-20  3:08           ` Aubrey Li
2007-01-20  4:03             ` Nick Piggin
2007-01-20  4:26               ` Aubrey Li
2007-01-22 19:22                 ` Christoph Lameter
2007-01-22 19:15               ` Christoph Lameter [this message]
2007-01-19 18:21 ` Christoph Lameter

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