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SubjectRE: [patch] hugetlb strict commit accounting
David Gibson wrote on Thursday, March 09, 2006 3:27 AM
> Again, there are no changes to the fault handler. Including the
> promised changes which would mean my instantiation serialization path
> isn't necessary ;-).

This is the major portion that I omitted in the first patch and is the
real kicker that fulfills the promise of guaranteed available hugetlb
page for shared mapping.

You can shower me all over on the lock protection :-) yes, this is not
perfect and was the reason I did not post it earlier, but I want to give
you the concept on how I envision this route would work.

Again PRIVATE mapping is busted, you can't count them from inode. You
would have to count them via mm_struct (I think).

- Ken

Note: definition of "reservation" in earlier patch is total hugetlb pages
needed for that file, including the one that is already faulted in. Maybe
that throw you off a bit because I'm guessing your definition is "needed
in the future" and probably you are looking for a decrement of the counter
in the fault path?

--- ./mm/hugetlb.c.orig 2006-03-09 04:46:38.965547435 -0800
+++ ./mm/hugetlb.c 2006-03-09 04:48:20.804413375 -0800
@@ -196,6 +196,8 @@ static unsigned long set_max_huge_pages(
+ if (count < atomic_read(&resv_huge_pages))
+ count = atomic_read(&resv_huge_pages);
if (count >= nr_huge_pages)
return nr_huge_pages;

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