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SubjectRe: [2.4] 0-order allocation failed
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On Thursday 07 October 2004 20:28, Gabor Z. Papp wrote:

Hi all,

> | > > Can you check how much swap space is there available when
> | > > the OOM killer trigger? I bet this is the case.
> | > The machine doesn't have swap.
> | Well then you're probably facing true OOM.
> | Add some swap.

> There is really no way to run 2.4 without swap?
> I have the same problem with nfsroot and ramdisk based setups after
> 1-2 weeks uptime.

stop whining about braindead 2.4 mainline vm. Apply the attached patch and be
happy :p

Marcelo: Is there something wrong with my VM documentation update patches for
2.4? Or do you not care and think: "Hello my friend, let's stick with 2.2 VM
documentation even if almost all of the documentation is not longer valid"

;-)

ciao, Marc
diff -urNp --exclude CVS --exclude BitKeeper --exclude {arch} --exclude .arch-ids x-ref/include/linux/swap.h x/include/linux/swap.h
--- x-ref/include/linux/swap.h 2003-10-10 08:08:29.000000000 +0200
+++ x/include/linux/swap.h 2003-10-17 21:18:14.000000000 +0200
@@ -115,7 +115,7 @@ extern void swap_setup(void);
extern wait_queue_head_t kswapd_wait;
extern int FASTCALL(try_to_free_pages_zone(zone_t *, unsigned int));
extern int FASTCALL(try_to_free_pages(unsigned int));
-extern int vm_vfs_scan_ratio, vm_cache_scan_ratio, vm_lru_balance_ratio, vm_passes, vm_gfp_debug, vm_mapped_ratio;
+extern int vm_vfs_scan_ratio, vm_cache_scan_ratio, vm_lru_balance_ratio, vm_passes, vm_gfp_debug, vm_mapped_ratio, vm_anon_lru;

/* linux/mm/page_io.c */
extern void rw_swap_page(int, struct page *);
diff -urNp --exclude CVS --exclude BitKeeper --exclude {arch} --exclude .arch-ids x-ref/include/linux/sysctl.h x/include/linux/sysctl.h
--- x-ref/include/linux/sysctl.h 2003-10-17 21:18:12.000000000 +0200
+++ x/include/linux/sysctl.h 2003-10-17 21:18:46.000000000 +0200
@@ -154,9 +154,10 @@ enum
VM_PAGEBUF=17, /* struct: Control pagebuf parameters */
VM_GFP_DEBUG=18, /* debug GFP failures */
VM_CACHE_SCAN_RATIO=19, /* part of the inactive cache list to scan */
- VM_MAPPED_RATIO=20, /* amount of unfreeable pages that triggers swapout */
+ VM_MAPPED_RATIO=20, /* amount of unfreeable pages that triggers swapout */
VM_LAPTOP_MODE=21, /* kernel in laptop flush mode */
VM_BLOCK_DUMP=22, /* dump fs activity to log */
+ VM_ANON_LRU=23, /* immediatly insert anon pages in the vm page lru */
};


diff -urNp --exclude CVS --exclude BitKeeper --exclude {arch} --exclude .arch-ids x-ref/kernel/sysctl.c x/kernel/sysctl.c
--- x-ref/kernel/sysctl.c 2003-10-17 21:18:12.000000000 +0200
+++ x/kernel/sysctl.c 2003-10-17 21:18:14.000000000 +0200
@@ -287,6 +287,8 @@ static ctl_table vm_table[] = {
&vm_cache_scan_ratio, sizeof(int), 0644, NULL, &proc_dointvec},
{VM_MAPPED_RATIO, "vm_mapped_ratio",
&vm_mapped_ratio, sizeof(int), 0644, NULL, &proc_dointvec},
+ {VM_ANON_LRU, "vm_anon_lru",
+ &vm_anon_lru, sizeof(int), 0644, NULL, &proc_dointvec},
{VM_LRU_BALANCE_RATIO, "vm_lru_balance_ratio",
&vm_lru_balance_ratio, sizeof(int), 0644, NULL, &proc_dointvec},
{VM_PASSES, "vm_passes",
diff -urNp --exclude CVS --exclude BitKeeper --exclude {arch} --exclude .arch-ids x-ref/mm/memory.c x/mm/memory.c
--- x-ref/mm/memory.c 2003-10-17 21:18:09.000000000 +0200
+++ x/mm/memory.c 2003-10-17 21:18:14.000000000 +0200
@@ -997,7 +997,8 @@ static int do_wp_page(struct mm_struct *
if (PageReserved(old_page))
++mm->rss;
break_cow(vma, new_page, address, page_table);
- lru_cache_add(new_page);
+ if (vm_anon_lru)
+ lru_cache_add(new_page);

/* Free the old page.. */
new_page = old_page;
@@ -1228,7 +1229,8 @@ static int do_anonymous_page(struct mm_s
mm->rss++;
flush_page_to_ram(page);
entry = pte_mkwrite(pte_mkdirty(mk_pte(page, vma->vm_page_prot)));
- lru_cache_add(page);
+ if (vm_anon_lru)
+ lru_cache_add(page);
mark_page_accessed(page);
}

@@ -1283,7 +1285,8 @@ static int do_no_page(struct mm_struct *
}
copy_user_highpage(page, new_page, address);
page_cache_release(new_page);
- lru_cache_add(page);
+ if (vm_anon_lru)
+ lru_cache_add(page);
new_page = page;
}

diff -urNp --exclude CVS --exclude BitKeeper --exclude {arch} --exclude .arch-ids x-ref/mm/vmscan.c x/mm/vmscan.c
--- x-ref/mm/vmscan.c 2003-10-17 21:18:13.000000000 +0200
+++ x/mm/vmscan.c 2003-10-17 21:18:14.000000000 +0200
@@ -65,6 +65,27 @@ int vm_lru_balance_ratio = 2;
int vm_vfs_scan_ratio = 6;

/*
+ * "vm_anon_lru" select if to immdiatly insert anon pages in the
+ * lru. Immediatly means as soon as they're allocated during the
+ * page faults.
+ *
+ * If this is set to 0, they're inserted only after the first
+ * swapout.
+ *
+ * Having anon pages immediatly inserted in the lru allows the
+ * VM to know better when it's worthwhile to start swapping
+ * anonymous ram, it will start to swap earlier and it should
+ * swap smoother and faster, but it will decrease scalability
+ * on the >16-ways of an order of magnitude. Big SMP/NUMA
+ * definitely can't take an hit on a global spinlock at
+ * every anon page allocation. So this is off by default.
+ *
+ * Low ram machines that swaps all the time want to turn
+ * this on (i.e. set to 1).
+ */
+int vm_anon_lru = 0;
+
+/*
* The swap-out function returns 1 if it successfully
* scanned all the pages it was asked to (`count').
* It returns zero if it couldn't do anything,
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