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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] vmscan: report vm_flags in page_referenced()
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On Fri, May 8, 2009 at 1:17 PM, Wu Fengguang <fengguang.wu@intel.com> wrote:
> On Thu, May 07, 2009 at 11:17:46PM +0800, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
>> On Thu, 2009-05-07 at 17:10 +0200, Johannes Weiner wrote:
>>
>> > > @@ -1269,8 +1270,15 @@ static void shrink_active_list(unsigned
>> > >
>> > >           /* page_referenced clears PageReferenced */
>> > >           if (page_mapping_inuse(page) &&
>> > > -             page_referenced(page, 0, sc->mem_cgroup))
>> > > +             page_referenced(page, 0, sc->mem_cgroup)) {
>> > > +                 struct address_space *mapping = page_mapping(page);
>> > > +
>> > >                   pgmoved++;
>> > > +                 if (mapping && test_bit(AS_EXEC, &mapping->flags)) {
>> > > +                         list_add(&page->lru, &l_active);
>> > > +                         continue;
>> > > +                 }
>> > > +         }
>> >
>> > Since we walk the VMAs in page_referenced anyway, wouldn't it be
>> > better to check if one of them is executable?  This would even work
>> > for executable anon pages.  After all, there are applications that cow
>> > executable mappings (sbcl and other language environments that use an
>> > executable, run-time modified core image come to mind).
>>
>> Hmm, like provide a vm_flags mask along to page_referenced() to only
>> account matching vmas... seems like a sensible idea.
>
> Here is a quick patch for your opinions. Compile tested.
>
> With the added vm_flags reporting, the mlock=>unevictable logic can
> possibly be made more straightforward.
>
> Thanks,
> Fengguang
> ---
> vmscan: report vm_flags in page_referenced()
>
> This enables more informed reclaim heuristics, eg. to protect executable
> file pages more aggressively.
>
> Signed-off-by: Wu Fengguang <fengguang.wu@intel.com>
> ---
>  include/linux/rmap.h |    5 +++--
>  mm/rmap.c            |   30 +++++++++++++++++++++---------
>  mm/vmscan.c          |    7 +++++--
>  3 files changed, 29 insertions(+), 13 deletions(-)
>
> --- linux.orig/include/linux/rmap.h
> +++ linux/include/linux/rmap.h
> @@ -83,7 +83,8 @@ static inline void page_dup_rmap(struct
>  /*
>  * Called from mm/vmscan.c to handle paging out
>  */
> -int page_referenced(struct page *, int is_locked, struct mem_cgroup *cnt);
> +int page_referenced(struct page *, int is_locked,
> +                       struct mem_cgroup *cnt, unsigned long *vm_flags);
>  int try_to_unmap(struct page *, int ignore_refs);
>
>  /*
> @@ -128,7 +129,7 @@ int page_wrprotect(struct page *page, in
>  #define anon_vma_prepare(vma)  (0)
>  #define anon_vma_link(vma)     do {} while (0)
>
> -#define page_referenced(page,l,cnt) TestClearPageReferenced(page)
> +#define page_referenced(page, locked, cnt, flags) TestClearPageReferenced(page)
>  #define try_to_unmap(page, refs) SWAP_FAIL
>
>  static inline int page_mkclean(struct page *page)
> --- linux.orig/mm/rmap.c
> +++ linux/mm/rmap.c
> @@ -333,7 +333,8 @@ static int page_mapped_in_vma(struct pag
>  * repeatedly from either page_referenced_anon or page_referenced_file.
>  */
>  static int page_referenced_one(struct page *page,
> -       struct vm_area_struct *vma, unsigned int *mapcount)
> +                              struct vm_area_struct *vma,
> +                              unsigned int *mapcount)
>  {
>        struct mm_struct *mm = vma->vm_mm;
>        unsigned long address;
> @@ -385,7 +386,8 @@ out:
>  }
>
>  static int page_referenced_anon(struct page *page,
> -                               struct mem_cgroup *mem_cont)
> +                               struct mem_cgroup *mem_cont,
> +                               unsigned long *vm_flags)
>  {
>        unsigned int mapcount;
>        struct anon_vma *anon_vma;
> @@ -406,6 +408,7 @@ static int page_referenced_anon(struct p
>                if (mem_cont && !mm_match_cgroup(vma->vm_mm, mem_cont))
>                        continue;
>                referenced += page_referenced_one(page, vma, &mapcount);
> +               *vm_flags |= vma->vm_flags;

Sometime this vma don't contain the anon page.
That's why we need page_check_address.
For such a case, wrong *vm_flag cause be harmful to reclaim.
It can be happen in your first class citizen patch, I think.



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Kinds regards,
Minchan Kim
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