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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 3/3] Prevent activation of page in madvise_dontneed
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On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 8:35 PM, Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 12:23:21AM +0900, Minchan Kim wrote:
>> Now zap_pte_range alwayas activates pages which are pte_young &&
>> !VM_SequentialReadHint(vma). But in case of calling MADV_DONTNEED,
>> it's unnecessary since the page wouldn't use any more.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Minchan Kim <minchan.kim@gmail.com>
>> Acked-by: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>
>> Cc: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com>
>> Cc: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>
>> Cc: Nick Piggin <npiggin@kernel.dk>
>> Cc: Mel Gorman <mel@csn.ul.ie>
>> Cc: Wu Fengguang <fengguang.wu@intel.com>
>>
>> Changelog since v2:
>>  - remove unnecessary description
>> Changelog since v1:
>>  - change word from promote to activate
>>  - add activate argument to zap_pte_range and family function
>>
>> ---
>>  include/linux/mm.h |    4 ++--
>>  mm/madvise.c       |    4 ++--
>>  mm/memory.c        |   38 +++++++++++++++++++++++---------------
>>  mm/mmap.c          |    4 ++--
>>  4 files changed, 29 insertions(+), 21 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/include/linux/mm.h b/include/linux/mm.h
>> index e097df6..6032881 100644
>> --- a/include/linux/mm.h
>> +++ b/include/linux/mm.h
>> @@ -779,11 +779,11 @@ struct page *vm_normal_page(struct vm_area_struct *vma, unsigned long addr,
>>  int zap_vma_ptes(struct vm_area_struct *vma, unsigned long address,
>>               unsigned long size);
>>  unsigned long zap_page_range(struct vm_area_struct *vma, unsigned long address,
>> -             unsigned long size, struct zap_details *);
>> +             unsigned long size, struct zap_details *, bool activate);
>
> I would prefer naming the parameter 'ignore_references' or something
> similar, so that it reflects the immediate effect on the zappers'
> behaviour, not what mark_page_accessed() might end up doing.
>
> Other than that, the patch looks good to me.

Fair enough.
Will fix.
Maybe it would take a long time until sending next version.

Thanks, Hannes.

>
>        Hannes
>



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Kind regards,
Minchan Kim
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