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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm: swsusp shrink_all_memory tweaks
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On Friday 24 March 2006 16:30, Con Kolivas wrote:
> On Saturday 25 March 2006 02:16, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> > On Friday 24 March 2006 08:07, Con Kolivas wrote:
> > > On Tuesday 21 March 2006 05:46, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> > > > swsusp_shrink_memory() is still wrong, because it will always fail for
> > > > image_size = 0. My bad, sorry.
> > > >
> > > > The appended patch (on top of yours) should fix that (hope I did it
> > > > right this time).
> > >
> > > Well I discovered that if all the necessary memory is freed in one call
> > > to shrink_all_memory we don't get the nice updating printout from
> > > swsusp_shrink_memory telling us we're making progress. So instead of
> > > modifying the function to call shrink_all_memory with the full amount
> > > (and since we've botched swsusp_shrink_memory a few times between us), we
> > > should limit it to a max of SHRINK_BITEs instead.
> > >
> > > This patch is fine standalone.
> > >
> > > Rafael, Pavel what do you think of this one?
> >
> > In principle it looks good to me, but when I tested the previous one I
> > noticed shrink_all_memory() tended to return 0 prematurely (ie. when it was
> > possible to free some more pages). It only happened if more than 50% of
> > memory was occupied by application data.
> >
> > Unfortunately I couldn't find the reason.
>
> Perhaps it was just trying to free up too much in one go. There are a number
> of steps a mapped page needs to go through before being finally swapped and
> there are a limited number of iterations over it. Limiting it to SHRINK_BITEs
> at a time will probably improve that.

OK [I'll be testing it for the next couple of days.]

Greetings,
Rafael
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