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Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2000 18:54:24 -0300 (BRST)
From: Rik van Riel <riel@conectiva.com.br>
To: lwn@lwn.net
Subject: new VM patch


since vger.rutgers.edu is still down, I thought I'd use this
way to announce a new version of my memory management patch,
this time against 2.4.0-test7-pre4.

The patch is fully stable now and has received a whole 3
hours of performance tuning. At the moment I'm still
tracking down a very-hard-to-trigger SMP bug, which may
or may not be in my own code, but I'm pretty sure the
code is fully stable on UP machines.

The only thing I'm worried about now with this patch
is performance. Although the code is supposed to be 
self-tuning, I'm afraid there will be certain workloads
where performance may not be as good as it could be.

Which is, of course, exactly why I'm writing this
announcement. I'm asking everybody with some time on
their hands to test the latest new VM patch and tell
me (and linux-mm@kvack.org) how the patch performs on
their system so that the patch can be tuned in such
a way that it'll work great on almost every workload.

The patch can be downloaded from:


(look at http://www.surriel.com/patches/ to see if there
are any newer patches available)


"What you're running that piece of shit Gnome?!?!"
       -- Miguel de Icaza, UKUUG 2000

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