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SubjectRe: [PATCH 12/14] vmscan: Do not writeback pages in direct reclaim
On Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 5:27 AM, Johannes Weiner <> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 04:25:39PM +0100, Mel Gorman wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 08:24:57PM +0900, Minchan Kim wrote:
>> > but it is still problem in case of swap file.
>> > That's because swapout on swapfile cause file system writepage which
>> > makes kernel stack overflow.
>> I don't *think* this is a problem unless I missed where writing out to
>> swap enters teh filesystem code. I'll double check.
> It bypasses the fs.  On swapon, the blocks are resolved
> (mm/swapfile.c::setup_swap_extents) and then the writeout path uses
> bios directly (mm/page_io.c::swap_writepage).
> (GFP_NOFS still includes __GFP_IO, so allows swapping)
>        Hannes

Thanks, Hannes. You're right.
Extents would be resolved by setup_swap_extents.
Sorry for confusing, Mel.

It was just my guessing about Kosaki's mention but he might say another story.
Ignore me.

Kind regards,
Minchan Kim
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