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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/4] pull out the page pre-release and sanity check logic for reuse
On Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 7:19 PM, Andy Whitcroft <apw@shadowen.org> wrote:
> When we are about to release a page we perform a number of actions
> on that page. We clear down any anonymous mappings, confirm that
> the page is safe to release, check for freeing locks, before mapping
> the page should that be required. Pull this processing out into a
> helper function for reuse in a later patch.
>
> Note that we do not convert the similar cleardown in free_hot_cold_page()
> as the optimiser is unable to squash the loops during the inline.
>
> Signed-off-by: Andy Whitcroft <apw@shadowen.org>
> Acked-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
> Acked-by: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com>
> Reviewed-by: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>
> ---
> mm/page_alloc.c | 43 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-------------
> 1 files changed, 30 insertions(+), 13 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/mm/page_alloc.c b/mm/page_alloc.c
> index f52fcf1..b2a2c2b 100644
> --- a/mm/page_alloc.c
> +++ b/mm/page_alloc.c
> @@ -489,6 +489,35 @@ static inline int free_pages_check(struct page *page)
> }
>
> /*
> + * Prepare this page for release to the buddy. Sanity check the page.
> + * Returns 1 if the page is safe to free.
> + */
> +static inline int free_page_prepare(struct page *page, int order)
> +{
> + int i;
> + int reserved = 0;
> +
> + if (PageAnon(page))
> + page->mapping = NULL;

Why do you need to clear down anonymous mapping ?
I think if you don't convert this cleardown in free_hot_cold_page(),
you don't need it.

If you do it, bad_page can't do his role.

> + for (i = 0 ; i < (1 << order) ; ++i)
> + reserved += free_pages_check(page + i);
> + if (reserved)
> + return 0;
> +
> + if (!PageHighMem(page)) {
> + debug_check_no_locks_freed(page_address(page),
> + PAGE_SIZE << order);
> + debug_check_no_obj_freed(page_address(page),
> + PAGE_SIZE << order);
> + }
> + arch_free_page(page, order);
> + kernel_map_pages(page, 1 << order, 0);
> +
> + return 1;
> +}
> +
> +/*
> * Frees a list of pages.
> * Assumes all pages on list are in same zone, and of same order.
> * count is the number of pages to free.
> @@ -529,22 +558,10 @@ static void free_one_page(struct zone *zone, struct page *page, int order)
> static void __free_pages_ok(struct page *page, unsigned int order)
> {
> unsigned long flags;
> - int i;
> - int reserved = 0;
>
> - for (i = 0 ; i < (1 << order) ; ++i)
> - reserved += free_pages_check(page + i);
> - if (reserved)
> + if (!free_page_prepare(page, order))
> return;
>
> - if (!PageHighMem(page)) {
> - debug_check_no_locks_freed(page_address(page),PAGE_SIZE<<order);
> - debug_check_no_obj_freed(page_address(page),
> - PAGE_SIZE << order);
> - }
> - arch_free_page(page, order);
> - kernel_map_pages(page, 1 << order, 0);
> -
> local_irq_save(flags);
> __count_vm_events(PGFREE, 1 << order);
> free_one_page(page_zone(page), page, order);
> --
> 1.6.0.rc1.258.g80295
>
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--
Thanks,
MinChan Kim


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