[PATCH 3/3] vmevent: Implement special low-memory attribute
kosaki.motohiro at gmail.com
Tue May 8 07:16:59 UTC 2012
(5/8/12 2:58 AM), Anton Vorontsov wrote:
> On Tue, May 08, 2012 at 01:42:05AM -0400, KOSAKI Motohiro wrote:
>>> Well, yeah, if we are to report _number of pages_, the numbers better
>>> be meaningful.
>>> That said, I think you are being unfair to Anton who's one of the few
>>> that's actually taking the time to implement this properly instead of
>>> settling for an out-of-tree hack.
>> Unfair? But only I can talk about technical comment. To be honest, I
>> really dislike
>> I need say the same explanation again and again. A lot of people don't read
>> past discussion. And as far as the patches take the same mistake, I must say
>> the same thing. It is just PITA.
> Note that just telling people that something is PITA doesn't help solve
> things (so people will come back to you with stupid questions over and
> over again). You can call people morons, idiots and dumbasses (that's
> all fine) but still finding a way to be productive. :-)
> You could just give a link to a previous discussion, in which you think
> you explained all your concerns regarding cache handling issues, or
> memory notifications/statistics in general.
> So, feel free to call me an idiot, but please expand your points a
> little bit or give a link to the discussion you're referring to?
I don't think you are idiot. But I hope you test your patch before submitting.
That just don't work especially on x86. Because of, all x86 box have multiple zone
and summarized statistics (i.e. global_page_state() thing) don't work and can't
prevent oom nor swapping.
and please see may previous mail.
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