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authorArtem Bityutskiy <artem.bityutskiy@linux.intel.com>2012-07-25 18:12:01 +0300
committerAl Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>2012-08-04 12:15:09 +0400
commit6601fac822778aa6003aed37d8ba7acdc9a4f369 (patch)
treeb662a04bb0768810448fbec04ffecf802df58449 /Documentation/sysctl
parent34e5053fbe88800f5c2c6cbc849abb5a9f390974 (diff)
downloadlinaro-lsk-6601fac822778aa6003aed37d8ba7acdc9a4f369.tar.gz
Documentation: fix the VM knobs descritpion WRT pdflush
The pdflush thread is long gone, however we still mention it incorrectly in the kernel documentation. This patch fixes the situation. Cc: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net> Signed-off-by: Artem Bityutskiy <artem.bityutskiy@linux.intel.com> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation/sysctl')
-rw-r--r--Documentation/sysctl/vm.txt14
1 files changed, 7 insertions, 7 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/sysctl/vm.txt b/Documentation/sysctl/vm.txt
index dcc2a94ae34..078701fdbd4 100644
--- a/Documentation/sysctl/vm.txt
+++ b/Documentation/sysctl/vm.txt
@@ -76,8 +76,8 @@ huge pages although processes will also directly compact memory as required.
dirty_background_bytes
-Contains the amount of dirty memory at which the pdflush background writeback
-daemon will start writeback.
+Contains the amount of dirty memory at which the background kernel
+flusher threads will start writeback.
Note: dirty_background_bytes is the counterpart of dirty_background_ratio. Only
one of them may be specified at a time. When one sysctl is written it is
@@ -89,7 +89,7 @@ other appears as 0 when read.
dirty_background_ratio
Contains, as a percentage of total system memory, the number of pages at which
-the pdflush background writeback daemon will start writing out dirty data.
+the background kernel flusher threads will start writing out dirty data.
==============================================================
@@ -112,9 +112,9 @@ retained.
dirty_expire_centisecs
This tunable is used to define when dirty data is old enough to be eligible
-for writeout by the pdflush daemons. It is expressed in 100'ths of a second.
-Data which has been dirty in-memory for longer than this interval will be
-written out next time a pdflush daemon wakes up.
+for writeout by the kernel flusher threads. It is expressed in 100'ths
+of a second. Data which has been dirty in-memory for longer than this
+interval will be written out next time a flusher thread wakes up.
==============================================================
@@ -128,7 +128,7 @@ data.
dirty_writeback_centisecs
-The pdflush writeback daemons will periodically wake up and write `old' data
+The kernel flusher threads will periodically wake up and write `old' data
out to disk. This tunable expresses the interval between those wakeups, in
100'ths of a second.