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Bug 54560 - gentoo-dev-sources no longer contains the autoregulated swappiness patch
Summary: gentoo-dev-sources no longer contains the autoregulated swappiness patch
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Core system (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Kernel Bug Wranglers and Kernel Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-06-20 14:24 UTC by B. Keroack
Modified: 2004-06-21 00:51 UTC (History)
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Description B. Keroack 2004-06-20 14:24:20 UTC
As of 2.6.7, gentoo-dev-sources no longer contains the Con Kolivas autoregulated swappiness patch. This is important for desktop machines, to avoid having large amounts of memory swapped out on prolonged system inactivity (causing an annoying swapstorm when the machine is used again). 

The patch may decrease throughput slightly but increases interactivity/latency. The patchset referenced in bug #51800 contains a compile-time config option for autoregulated swappiness which I think is a good compromise.

Reproducible: Always
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Comment 1 Greg Kroah-Hartman (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-06-21 00:51:14 UTC
It is not "important" :)

Anyway, no, I will not include these patches in the main gentoo-dev-sources tree.

If you want to use Con's patches, please use his kernel tree (I think it's available in the sys-kernel/ck-sources package.)