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Date:	Wed, 19 Dec 2007 17:22:47 -0500
From:	Bill Davidsen <>
To:	Peter Zijlstra <>
CC:	Linus Torvalds <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 00/29] Swap over NFS -v15

Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> Hi,
> Another posting of the full swap over NFS series. 
> Andrew/Linus, could we start thinking of sticking this in -mm?

Two questions:
1 - what is the memory use impact on the system which don't do swap over 
NFS, such as embedded systems, and
2 - what is the advantage of this code over the two existing network 
swap approaches, swapping to NFS mounted file and swap to NBD device?

I've used the NFS file when a program was running out of memory and that 
seemed to work, people in UNYUUG have reported that the nbd swap works, 
so what's better here?

Bill Davidsen <>
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