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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2/5 VM changes: skip-writepage.patch
Nikita Danilov <Nikita@Namesys.COM> wrote:
>
> Don't call ->writepage from VM scanner when page is met for the first time
> during scan.


I don't think we need all the code reorganisation. Something like this:


include/linux/page-flags.h | 7 +++++++
mm/page_alloc.c | 1 +
mm/truncate.c | 2 ++
mm/vmscan.c | 10 ++++++++--
5 files changed, 18 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
diff -puN include/linux/mm_inline.h~skip-writepage include/linux/mm_inline.h
diff -puN include/linux/page-flags.h~skip-writepage include/linux/page-flags.h
--- 25/include/linux/page-flags.h~skip-writepage 2003-07-09 02:58:48.000000000 -0700
+++ 25-akpm/include/linux/page-flags.h 2003-07-09 02:58:48.000000000 -0700
@@ -75,6 +75,7 @@
#define PG_mappedtodisk 17 /* Has blocks allocated on-disk */
#define PG_reclaim 18 /* To be reclaimed asap */
#define PG_compound 19 /* Part of a compound page */
+#define PG_skipped 20 /* ->writepage() was skipped on this page */


/*
@@ -267,6 +268,12 @@ extern void get_full_page_state(struct p
#define SetPageCompound(page) set_bit(PG_compound, &(page)->flags)
#define ClearPageCompound(page) clear_bit(PG_compound, &(page)->flags)

+#define PageSkipped(page) test_bit(PG_skipped, &(page)->flags)
+#define SetPageSkipped(page) set_bit(PG_skipped, &(page)->flags)
+#define TestSetPageSkipped(page) test_and_set_bit(PG_skipped, &(page)->flags)
+#define ClearPageSkipped(page) clear_bit(PG_skipped, &(page)->flags)
+#define TestClearPageSkipped(page) test_and_clear_bit(PG_skipped, &(page)->flags)
+
/*
* The PageSwapCache predicate doesn't use a PG_flag at this time,
* but it may again do so one day.
diff -puN mm/vmscan.c~skip-writepage mm/vmscan.c
--- 25/mm/vmscan.c~skip-writepage 2003-07-09 02:58:48.000000000 -0700
+++ 25-akpm/mm/vmscan.c 2003-07-09 03:05:43.000000000 -0700
@@ -328,6 +328,8 @@ shrink_list(struct list_head *page_list,
* See swapfile.c:page_queue_congested().
*/
if (PageDirty(page)) {
+ if (!TestSetPageSkipped(page))
+ goto keep_locked;
if (!is_page_cache_freeable(page))
goto keep_locked;
if (!mapping)
@@ -351,6 +353,7 @@ shrink_list(struct list_head *page_list,
list_move(&page->list, &mapping->locked_pages);
spin_unlock(&mapping->page_lock);

+ ClearPageSkipped(page);
SetPageReclaim(page);
res = mapping->a_ops->writepage(page, &wbc);

@@ -533,10 +536,13 @@ shrink_cache(const int nr_pages, struct
if (TestSetPageLRU(page))
BUG();
list_del(&page->lru);
- if (PageActive(page))
+ if (PageActive(page)) {
+ if (PageSkipped(page))
+ ClearPageSkipped(page);
add_page_to_active_list(zone, page);
- else
+ } else {
add_page_to_inactive_list(zone, page);
+ }
if (!pagevec_add(&pvec, page)) {
spin_unlock_irq(&zone->lru_lock);
__pagevec_release(&pvec);
diff -puN mm/truncate.c~skip-writepage mm/truncate.c
--- 25/mm/truncate.c~skip-writepage 2003-07-09 03:05:53.000000000 -0700
+++ 25-akpm/mm/truncate.c 2003-07-09 03:06:37.000000000 -0700
@@ -53,6 +53,7 @@ truncate_complete_page(struct address_sp
clear_page_dirty(page);
ClearPageUptodate(page);
ClearPageMappedToDisk(page);
+ ClearPageSkipped(page);
remove_from_page_cache(page);
page_cache_release(page); /* pagecache ref */
}
@@ -81,6 +82,7 @@ invalidate_complete_page(struct address_
__remove_from_page_cache(page);
spin_unlock(&mapping->page_lock);
ClearPageUptodate(page);
+ ClearPageSkipped(page);
page_cache_release(page); /* pagecache ref */
return 1;
}
diff -puN mm/page_alloc.c~skip-writepage mm/page_alloc.c
--- 25/mm/page_alloc.c~skip-writepage 2003-07-09 03:06:33.000000000 -0700
+++ 25-akpm/mm/page_alloc.c 2003-07-09 03:06:48.000000000 -0700
@@ -220,6 +220,7 @@ static inline void free_pages_check(cons
1 << PG_locked |
1 << PG_active |
1 << PG_reclaim |
+ 1 << PG_skipped |
1 << PG_writeback )))
bad_page(function, page);
if (PageDirty(page))
_

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