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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm: Save soft-dirty bits on swapped pages
On 07/24/2013 08:08 PM, Cyrill Gorcunov wrote:
> Andy Lutomirski reported that in case if a page with _PAGE_SOFT_DIRTY
> bit set get swapped out, the bit is getting lost and no longer
> available when pte read back.
>
> To resolve this we introduce _PTE_SWP_SOFT_DIRTY bit which is
> saved in pte entry for the page being swapped out. When such page
> is to be read back from a swap cache we check for bit presence
> and if it's there we clear it and restore the former _PAGE_SOFT_DIRTY
> bit back.
>
> One of the problem was to find a place in pte entry where we can
> save the _PTE_SWP_SOFT_DIRTY bit while page is in swap. The
> _PAGE_PSE was chosen for that, it doesn't intersect with swap
> entry format stored in pte.
>
> Reported-by: Andy Lutomirski <luto@amacapital.net>
> Signed-off-by: Pavel Emelyanov <xemul@parallels.com>
> Signed-off-by: Cyrill Gorcunov <gorcunov@openvz.org>
> Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
> Cc: Matt Mackall <mpm@selenic.com>
> Cc: Xiao Guangrong <xiaoguangrong@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> Cc: Marcelo Tosatti <mtosatti@redhat.com>
> Cc: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@gmail.com>
> Cc: Stephen Rothwell <sfr@canb.auug.org.au>

Acked-by: Pavel Emelyanov <xemul@parallels.com>


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