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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] page reclaim throttle take2
On Tue, 26 Feb 2008 22:18:38 +0100
Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> wrote:

> > +out:
> > + atomic_dec(&zone->nr_reclaimers);
> > + wake_up_all(&zone->reclaim_throttle_waitq);
> > +
> > + return ret;
> > +}
>
> Would it be possible - and worthwhile - to make this FIFO fair?
>
I think it doesn't make sense for fairness.

IMHO, this functionality is an unfair one in nature. While someone is
reclaiming pages, other processes can get a newly reclaimed page without
calling try_to_free_page.

For high-priority processes,

1. avoiding diving into try_to_free_pages if it's congested.
2. just waiting for that someone relcaim pages and grab it ASAP

maybe good for quick work.

Thanks,
-Kame



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