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Subject[RFC 6/8] Throttle vm writeout per cpuset
Throttle VM writeout in a cpuset aware way

This bases the vm throttling from the reclaim path on the dirty ratio
of the cpuset. Note that a cpuset is only effective if shrink_zone is called
from direct reclaim.

kswapd has a cpuset context that includes the whole machine and will
therefore not throttle unless global limits are reached.

Signed-off-by: Christoph Lameter <clameter@sgi.com>

Index: linux-2.6.20-rc5/include/linux/writeback.h
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.20-rc5.orig/include/linux/writeback.h 2007-01-15 21:37:05.209897874 -0600
+++ linux-2.6.20-rc5/include/linux/writeback.h 2007-01-15 21:37:33.283671963 -0600
@@ -85,7 +85,7 @@ static inline void wait_on_inode(struct
int wakeup_pdflush(long nr_pages, nodemask_t *nodes);
void laptop_io_completion(void);
void laptop_sync_completion(void);
-void throttle_vm_writeout(void);
+void throttle_vm_writeout(nodemask_t *);

/* These are exported to sysctl. */
extern int dirty_background_ratio;
Index: linux-2.6.20-rc5/mm/page-writeback.c
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.20-rc5.orig/mm/page-writeback.c 2007-01-15 21:35:28.013794159 -0600
+++ linux-2.6.20-rc5/mm/page-writeback.c 2007-01-15 21:37:33.302228293 -0600
@@ -349,12 +349,12 @@ void balance_dirty_pages_ratelimited_nr(
}
EXPORT_SYMBOL(balance_dirty_pages_ratelimited_nr);

-void throttle_vm_writeout(void)
+void throttle_vm_writeout(nodemask_t *nodes)
{
struct dirty_limits dl;

for ( ; ; ) {
- get_dirty_limits(&dl, NULL, &node_online_map);
+ get_dirty_limits(&dl, NULL, nodes);

/*
* Boost the allowable dirty threshold a bit for page
Index: linux-2.6.20-rc5/mm/vmscan.c
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.20-rc5.orig/mm/vmscan.c 2007-01-15 21:37:26.605346439 -0600
+++ linux-2.6.20-rc5/mm/vmscan.c 2007-01-15 21:37:33.316878027 -0600
@@ -949,7 +949,7 @@ static unsigned long shrink_zone(int pri
}
}

- throttle_vm_writeout();
+ throttle_vm_writeout(&cpuset_current_mems_allowed);

atomic_dec(&zone->reclaim_in_progress);
return nr_reclaimed;
-
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