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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 0/4]: affinity-on-next-touch
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On Wed, 2009-06-17 at 10:22 +0900, KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Jun 2009 10:59:55 -0400
> Lee Schermerhorn <Lee.Schermerhorn@hp.com> wrote:
>
> > On Tue, 2009-06-16 at 15:58 +0200, Stefan Lankes wrote:
> > > >
> > > > I would like to get these patches working with latest mmotm to test on
> > > > some newer hardware where I think they will help more. And I would
> > > > welcome your support. However, I think we'll need to get Balbir and
> > > > Kamezawa-san involved to sort out the interaction with memory control
> > > > group.
> > > >
> > > > I can send you the more recent rebase that I've done. This is getting
> > > > pretty old now: 2.6.28-rc4-mmotm-081110-081117. I'll try to rebase to
> > > > the most recent mmotm [that boots on my platforms], at least so that we
> > > > can build and boot with migrate-on-fault disabled, within the next
> > > > couple of weeks.
> > > >
> > >
> > > Sounds good! Send me your last version and I will try to reconstruct your
> > > problems. Afterwards, we could try to solve these problems.
> > >
> >
> > Stefan:
> >
> > I've placed the last rebased version in :
> >
> > http://free.linux.hp.com/~lts/Patches/PageMigration/2.6.28-rc4-mmotm-081110/
> >
> > As I recall, this version DOES bug out because of reference count
> > problems due to interaction with the memory controller.
> >
> please report in precise if memcg has bug.
> An example of test is welcome.

Not an memcg bug. Just an implementation choice [2 phase migration
handling: start/end calls] that is problematic for "lazy" page
migration--i.e., "migration-on-touch" in the fault path. I'd be
interested in your opinion on the feasibility of transferring the
"charge" against the page--including the "try charge" from
do_swap_page()--in migrate_page_copy() along with other page state.

I'll try to rebase my lazy migration series to recent mmotm [as time
permits] in the "near future" and gather more info on the problem I was
having.

Regards,
Lee



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