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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm: swap prefetch more improvements
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On Tuesday 15 May 2007 19:58, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-05-14 at 15:00 -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > On Mon, 14 May 2007 10:50:54 +1000
> >
> > Con Kolivas <kernel@kolivas.org> wrote:
> > > akpm, please queue on top of "mm: swap prefetch improvements"
> > >
> > > ---
> > > Failed radix_tree_insert wasn't being handled leaving stale kmem.
> > >
> > > The list should be iterated over in the reverse order when prefetching.
> > >
> > > Make the yield within kprefetchd stronger through the use of
> > > cond_resched.
> >
> > hm.
> >
> > > - might_sleep();
> > > - if (!prefetch_suitable())
> > > + /* Yield to anything else running */
> > > + if (cond_resched() || !prefetch_suitable())
> > > goto out_unlocked;
> >
> > So if cond_resched() happened to schedule away, we terminate this
> > swap-tricking attempt. It's not possible to determine the reasons for
> > this from the code or from the changelog (==bad).
> >
> > How come?
>
> I think Con meant need_resched(). That would indicate someone else wants
> to use the CPU and and has higher priority than kprefetchd.

It may well be that need_resched is what I was trying to do... I don't need it
to do the resched and _then_ break out of swap prefetch.

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