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Subject[PATCH v2 01/10] Make clear description of isolate/putback functions
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Commonly, putback_lru_page is used with isolated_lru_page.
The isolated_lru_page picks the page in middle of LRU and
putback_lru_page insert the lru in head of LRU.
It means it could make LRU churning so we have to be very careful.
Let's clear description of isolate/putback functions.

Cc: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>
Cc: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>
Cc: Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com>
Reviewed-by: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com>
Acked-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>
Reviewed-by: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com>
Signed-off-by: Minchan Kim <minchan.kim@gmail.com>
---
mm/migrate.c | 2 +-
mm/vmscan.c | 8 ++++++--
2 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
diff --git a/mm/migrate.c b/mm/migrate.c
index 34132f8..819d233 100644
--- a/mm/migrate.c
+++ b/mm/migrate.c
@@ -68,7 +68,7 @@ int migrate_prep_local(void)
}

/*
- * Add isolated pages on the list back to the LRU under page lock
+ * Add isolated pages on the list back to the LRU's head under page lock
* to avoid leaking evictable pages back onto unevictable list.
*/
void putback_lru_pages(struct list_head *l)
diff --git a/mm/vmscan.c b/mm/vmscan.c
index 8bfd450..a658dde 100644
--- a/mm/vmscan.c
+++ b/mm/vmscan.c
@@ -551,10 +551,10 @@ int remove_mapping(struct address_space *mapping, struct page *page)
}

/**
- * putback_lru_page - put previously isolated page onto appropriate LRU list
+ * putback_lru_page - put previously isolated page onto appropriate LRU list's head
* @page: page to be put back to appropriate lru list
*
- * Add previously isolated @page to appropriate LRU list.
+ * Add previously isolated @page to appropriate LRU list's head
* Page may still be unevictable for other reasons.
*
* lru_lock must not be held, interrupts must be enabled.
@@ -1196,6 +1196,10 @@ static unsigned long clear_active_flags(struct list_head *page_list,
* without a stable reference).
* (2) the lru_lock must not be held.
* (3) interrupts must be enabled.
+ *
+ * NOTE : This function removes the page from LRU list and putback_lru_page
+ * insert the page to LRU list's head. It means it makes LRU churing so you
+ * have to use the function carefully.
*/
int isolate_lru_page(struct page *page)
{
--
1.7.0.4


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