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Subjectswapout vs. filemap_sync_pte...?
The address_space::writepage callback is called from try_to_swap_out()
path, and also from the filemap_sync_pte() path. There appears to be no
way to tell the difference between the two callers. This is not good
because the semantics are very different: "sync this page" versus "page
is going away".

Should address_space::writepage get passed an additional arg, indicating
the caller?
Should filemap_sync_pte call address_space::sync_page instead of
::writepage?

Either way, this allows the writepage function to know whether it really
needs to store the page, because it is going away, or not.

I will admit I might be missing something obvious... I'm pretty new to
this part of the code.

Jeff


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