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    SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] Remove cgroup member from struct page
    Balbir Singh wrote:
    > This is a rewrite of a patch I had written long back to remove struct page
    > (I shared the patches with Kamezawa, but never posted them anywhere else).
    > I spent the weekend, cleaning them up for 2.6.27-rc5-mmotm (29 Aug 2008).
    > I've tested the patches on an x86_64 box, I've run a simple test running
    > under the memory control group and the same test running concurrently under
    > two different groups (and creating pressure within their groups). I've also
    > compiled the patch with CGROUP_MEM_RES_CTLR turned off.
    > Advantages of the patch
    > 1. It removes the extra pointer in struct page
    > Disadvantages
    > 1. It adds an additional lock structure to struct page_cgroup
    > 2. Radix tree lookup is not an O(1) operation, once the page is known
    > getting to the page_cgroup (pc) is a little more expensive now.

    And besides, we also have a global lock, that protects even lookup
    from this structure. Won't this affect us too much on bug-smp nodes?

    > This is an initial RFC for comments
    > TODOs
    > 1. Test the page migration changes
    > 2. Test the performance impact of the patch/approach
    > Comments/Reviews?
    > Signed-off-by: Balbir Singh <>

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