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Re: [PATCH 00/23] per device dirty throttling -v8

From:  Linus Torvalds <>
To:  Peter Zijlstra <>
Subject:  Re: [PATCH 00/23] per device dirty throttling -v8
Date:  Fri, 3 Aug 2007 15:21:03 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID:  <>
Archive-link:  Article

On Fri, 3 Aug 2007, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> These patches aim to improve balance_dirty_pages() and directly address three
> issues:
>   1) inter device starvation
>   2) stacked device deadlocks
>   3) inter process starvation

Ok, the patches certainly look pretty enough, and you fixed the only thing 
I complained about last time (naming), so as far as I'm concerned it's now 
just a matter of whether it *works* or not. I guess being in -mm will help 
somewhat, but it would be good to have people with several disks etc 
actively test this out.


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