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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/4] vmscan: delegate pageout io to flusher thread if current is kswapd
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> On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 01:11:37PM +0900, KOSAKI Motohiro wrote:
> > Now, vmscan pageout() is one of IO throuput degression source.
> > Some IO workload makes very much order-0 allocation and reclaim
> > and pageout's 4K IOs are making annoying lots seeks.
> >
> > At least, kswapd can avoid such pageout() because kswapd don't
> > need to consider OOM-Killer situation. that's no risk.
> >
>
> Well, there is some risk here. Direct reclaimers may not be cleaning
> more pages than it had to previously except it splices subsystems
> together increasing stack usage and causing further problems.
>
> It might not cause OOM-killer issues but it could increase the time
> dirty pages spend on the LRU.
>
> Am I missing something?

No. you are right. I fully agree your previous mail. so, I need to cool down a bit ;)









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