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SubjectRe: [patch 05/19] split LRU lists into anon & file sets
On Wed, 30 Jan 2008 17:57:54 +0900
KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com> wrote:

> I found number of scan pages calculation bug.

My latest version of get_scan_ratio() works differently, with the
percentages always adding up to 100. However, your patch gave me
the inspiration to (hopefully) find the bug in my version of the
code.

> 1. wrong calculation order

I do not believe my new code has this problem. Of course, this
is purely due to luck :)

> 2. wrong fraction omission
>
> nr[l] = zone->nr_scan[l] * percent[file] / 100;
>
> when percent is very small,
> nr[l] become 0.

This is probably where the problem is. Kind of.

I believe that the problem is that we scale nr[l] by the percentage,
instead of scaling the amount we add to zone->nr_scan[l] by the
percentage!

> @@ -1409,7 +1410,11 @@ static unsigned long shrink_zone(int pri
> */
> zone->nr_scan[l] += (zone_page_state(zone,
> NR_INACTIVE_ANON + l) >> priority) + 1;
> - nr[l] = zone->nr_scan[l] * percent[file] / 100;
> + nr[l] = (zone->nr_scan[l] * percent[file] / 100) + 1;
> + nr_max_scan = zone_page_state(zone, NR_INACTIVE_ANON+l);
> + if (nr[l] > nr_max_scan)
> + nr[l] = nr_max_scan;
> +
> if (nr[l] >= sc->swap_cluster_max)
> zone->nr_scan[l] = 0;
> else

With the fix below (against my latest tree), we always add at least one
to zone->nr_scan[l] and always make that increment count later on!

I am still recovering from my trip home (thanks to the airline companies
I spent 25 hours travelling, from door to door), so I may not get around
to actually testing this today:

Index: linux-2.6.24-rc6-mm1/mm/vmscan.c
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.24-rc6-mm1.orig/mm/vmscan.c 2008-02-06 19:23:16.000000000 -0500
+++ linux-2.6.24-rc6-mm1/mm/vmscan.c 2008-02-06 19:22:55.000000000 -0500
@@ -1275,13 +1275,17 @@ static unsigned long shrink_zone(int pri
for_each_lru(l) {
if (scan_global_lru(sc)) {
int file = is_file_lru(l);
+ int scan;
/*
* Add one to nr_to_scan just to make sure that the
- * kernel will slowly sift through the active list.
+ * kernel will slowly sift through each list.
*/
- zone->nr_scan[l] += (zone_page_state(zone,
- NR_INACTIVE_ANON + l) >> priority) + 1;
- nr[l] = zone->nr_scan[l] * percent[file] / 100;
+ scan = zone_page_state(zone, NR_INACTIVE_ANON + l);
+ scan >>= priority;
+ scan = (scan * percent[file]) / 100;
+
+ zone->nr_scan[l] += scan + 1;
+ nr[l] = zone->nr_scan[l];
if (nr[l] >= sc->swap_cluster_max)
zone->nr_scan[l] = 0;
else


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