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SubjectRe: cpusets: only wakeup kswapd for zones in the current cpuset
On Mon, 22 May 2006, Paul Jackson wrote:

> Three months ago, Christoph wrote:
> > If we get under some memory pressure in a cpuset (we only scan zones
> > that are in the cpuset for memory) then kswapd is woken
> > up for all zones. This patch only wakes up kswapd in zones that are
> > part of the current cpuset.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Christoph Lameter <clameter@sgi.com>
> >
> > Index: linux-2.6.16-rc2/mm/page_alloc.c
> > ===================================================================
> > --- linux-2.6.16-rc2.orig/mm/page_alloc.c 2006-02-02 22:03:08.000000000 -0800
> > +++ linux-2.6.16-rc2/mm/page_alloc.c 2006-02-08 00:05:09.000000000 -0800
> > @@ -923,7 +923,8 @@ restart:
> > goto got_pg;
> >
> > do {
> > - wakeup_kswapd(*z, order);
> > + if (cpuset_zone_allowed(*z, gfp_mask))
> > + wakeup_kswapd(*z, order);
> > } while (*(++z));
> >
> > /*
> >
>
> Christoph,
>
> Does this patch serve any use? Chris Wright just noticed (in private
> email) that wakeup_kswapd() already contains a check for cpuset
> confinement, so it would seem the above added check is superfluous.

None if that is the case.
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