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Date:	Mon, 28 Jul 2008 01:10:33 -0700
From:	Jeremy Fitzhardinge <>
To:	Nick Piggin <>
CC:	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
	Rik van Riel <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,
	Virtualization Mailing List <>,
	Linux Memory Management List <>
Subject: Re: How to get a sense of VM pressure

Nick Piggin wrote:
> A good start would be to register a "shrinker" (look at dcache or inode
> cache for examples). Start off by allocating pages, and slow down or
> stop or even release some of the pages back as you start getting feedback
> back through your shrinker callback.
> Not perfect, but it should prevent livelocks.

Thanks, that's a good starting place.

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