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SubjectRe: [patch 08/11] mm: vmscan: convert global reclaim to per-memcg LRU lists
On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 03:10:45PM +0200, Michal Hocko wrote:
> On Mon 12-09-11 12:57:25, Johannes Weiner wrote:
> > The global per-zone LRU lists are about to go away on memcg-enabled
> > kernels, global reclaim must be able to find its pages on the
> > per-memcg LRU lists.
> >
> > Since the LRU pages of a zone are distributed over all existing memory
> > cgroups, a scan target for a zone is complete when all memory cgroups
> > are scanned for their proportional share of a zone's memory.
> >
> > The forced scanning of small scan targets from kswapd is limited to
> > zones marked unreclaimable, otherwise kswapd can quickly overreclaim
> > by force-scanning the LRU lists of multiple memory cgroups.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <jweiner@redhat.com>
>
> Reviewed-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.cz>

Thanks

> Minor nit bellow

> > @@ -2451,13 +2445,24 @@ unsigned long try_to_free_mem_cgroup_pages(struct mem_cgroup *mem_cont,
> > static void age_active_anon(struct zone *zone, struct scan_control *sc,
> > int priority)
> > {
> > - struct mem_cgroup_zone mz = {
> > - .mem_cgroup = NULL,
> > - .zone = zone,
> > - };
> > + struct mem_cgroup *mem;
> > +
> > + if (!total_swap_pages)
> > + return;
> > +
> > + mem = mem_cgroup_iter(NULL, NULL, NULL);
>
> Wouldn't be for_each_mem_cgroup more appropriate? Macro is not exported
> but probably worth exporting? The same applies for
> scan_zone_unevictable_pages from the previous patch.

Unfortunately, in generic code, these loops need to be layed out like
this for !CONFIG_MEMCG to do the right thing. mem_cgroup_iter() will
return NULL and the loop has to execute exactly once.

This is something that will go away once we implement Christoph's
suggestion of always having a (skeleton) root_mem_cgroup around, even
for !CONFIG_MEMCG.


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