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    SubjectRe: tracking memory usage/leak in "inactive" field in /proc/meminfo?
    On 02/16/2010 11:12 AM, Rik van Riel wrote:
    > On 02/16/2010 11:52 AM, Chris Friesen wrote:
    >> On 02/15/2010 11:00 AM, Rik van Riel wrote:
    >>> Removal from the LRU is done from the page freeing code, on
    >>> the final free of the page.
    >> There are a bunch of inline functions involved, but I think the chain
    >> from page_remove_rmap() back up to unmap_vmas() looks like this:
    >> page_remove_rmap
    >> zap_pte_range
    >> zap_pmd_range
    >> zap_pud_range
    >> unmap_page_range
    >> unmap_vmas
    >> So in this scenario, where do the pages actually get removed from the
    >> LRU list (assuming that they're not in use by anyone else)?
    > __page_cache_release

    For the backtrace scenario I posted it seems like it might actually be
    release_pages(). There seems to be a plausible call chain:


    Does that seem right? In this case, tlb_remove_page() is called right
    after page_remove_rmap() which ultimately results in clearing the
    PageAnon bit.


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