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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] proc: export more page flags in /proc/kpageflags
On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 11:49:18AM +0800, Wu Fengguang wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 10:26:51AM +0800, KOSAKI Motohiro wrote:
> > tatus: RO
> > Content-Length: 13245
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> >
> > Hi
> >
> > > > > > On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 12:37:10PM +0800, KOSAKI Motohiro wrote:
> > > > > > > > Export the following page flags in /proc/kpageflags,
> > > > > > > > just in case they will be useful to someone:
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > - PG_swapcache
> > > > > > > > - PG_swapbacked
> > > > > > > > - PG_mappedtodisk
> > > > > > > > - PG_reserved
> > > >
> > > > PG_reserved should be exported as PG_KERNEL or somesuch.
> > >
> > > PG_KERNEL could be misleading. PG_reserved obviously do not cover all
> > > (or most) kernel pages. So I'd prefer to export PG_reserved as it is.
> > >
> > > It seems that the vast amount of free pages are marked PG_reserved:
> >
> > Can I review the document at first?
> > if no good document for administrator, I can't ack exposing PG_reserved.
>
> btw, is this the expected behavior to mark so many free pages as PG_reserved?
> Last time I looked at it, in 2.6.27, the free pages simply don't have
> any flags set.
>
> //Or maybe it's a false reporting of my tool. Will double check.

Ah it's my fault. Something goes wrong when I convert the page-types data
structure from a huge array to hash table. Here is the correct output:

# echo 1 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches
# ./page-types
flags page-count MB symbolic-flags long-symbolic-flags
0x000000000000 479149 1871 ___________________________
0x000000004000 19258 75 ______________r____________ reserved
0x000000008000 16 0 _______________o___________ compound
0x004000008000 3655 14 _______________o__________T compound,compound_tail
0x000000008014 1 0 __R_D__________o___________ referenced,dirty,compound
0x004000008014 4 0 __R_D__________o__________T referenced,dirty,compound,compound_tail
0x000000000020 1 0 _____l_____________________ lru
0x000000000028 58 0 ___U_l_____________________ uptodate,lru
0x00000000203c 17 0 __RUDl_______b_____________ referenced,uptodate,dirty,lru,swapbacked
0x000200000064 20 0 __R__lA______________P_____ referenced,lru,active,private
0x000200000068 5 0 ___U_lA______________P_____ uptodate,lru,active,private
0x00000000006c 17 0 __RU_lA____________________ referenced,uptodate,lru,active
0x00020000006c 2 0 __RU_lA______________P_____ referenced,uptodate,lru,active,private
0x000000002078 1 0 ___UDlA______b_____________ uptodate,dirty,lru,active,swapbacked
0x000000000228 1 0 ___U_l___x_________________ uptodate,lru,reclaim
0x000000000400 3600 14 __________B________________ buddy
0x000000000804 1 0 __R________m_______________ referenced,mmap
0x000000002808 6 0 ___U_______m_b_____________ uptodate,mmap,swapbacked
0x000000002828 974 3 ___U_l_____m_b_____________ uptodate,lru,mmap,swapbacked
0x00000000082c 1 0 __RU_l_____m_______________ referenced,uptodate,lru,mmap
0x000000000868 1501 5 ___U_lA____m_______________ uptodate,lru,active,mmap
0x000000002868 2696 10 ___U_lA____m_b_____________ uptodate,lru,active,mmap,swapbacked
0x00000000086c 969 3 __RU_lA____m_______________ referenced,uptodate,lru,active,mmap
0x00000000286c 17 0 __RU_lA____m_b_____________ referenced,uptodate,lru,active,mmap,swapbacked
0x000000002878 2 0 ___UDlA____m_b_____________ uptodate,dirty,lru,active,mmap,swapbacked
0x000000008880 694 2 _______S___m___o___________ slab,mmap,compound
0x000000000880 1183 4 _______S___m_______________ slab,mmap
0x0000000088c0 62 0 ______AS___m___o___________ active,slab,mmap,compound
0x0000000008c0 57 0 ______AS___m_______________ active,slab,mmap
total 513968 2007
Thanks,
Fengguang


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