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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] VM statistics code
    On Fri, Jul 13, 2001 at 07:08:23PM -0300, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:

    With this data we are able to know more about what is really going
    on in the VM.

    +vm_pglaunder: nr of page_launder() calls
    +vm_pglaunder_write: nr of times page_launder() started writting out data to free
    +memory.
    +vm_refill_inactive_scan: nr of refill_inactive_scan() calls
    +vm_alloc_resched: nr of reschedule's in __alloc_pages() due to a memory shortage.
    +vm_kswapd_wakeup: nr of kswapd wakeup's
    +vm_kreclaimd_wakeup: nr of kreclaimd wakeup's
    +vm_kflushd_wakeup: nr of kflushd wakeup's
    +
    +Per-zone statistics:
    +free shortage: per-zone free shortage
    +inactive shortage: per-zone inactive shortage
    +vm_launder_pgscan: number of pages scanned by page_launder
    +vm_pgclean: number of pages cleaned (moved to the inactive clean list) by page_launder
    +vm_pgskiplocked: number of locked pages skipped by page_launder
    +vm_pgskipdirty: number of dirty pages skipped by page_launder
    +vm_pglaundered: laundered pages by page_launder
    +vm_pgreact: pages reactivated in page_launder
    +vm_pgrescue: pages rescue in reclaim_page
    +vm_pgagescan: pages scanned by refill_inactive_scan()
    +vm_pgagedown: pages aged down by refill_inative_scan()
    +vm_pgageup: pages aged up by refill_inactive_scan()/try_to_swap_out()
    +vm_pgdeact: deactivated pages by deactivate_page
    +vm_pgdeactfail_age: nr of deactivation failures on refill_inactive_scan()
    +due to >0 age
    +vm_pgdeactfail_ref: nr of deactivation failures on refill_inactive_scan()
    +due to zero aged pages with more users than the pagecache
    +vm_reclaimfail: failures of reclaim_page() (no freeable clean pages in the inactive
    +clean list for this zone)
    +vm_ptescan: nr of present ptes scanned by swap_out()
    +vm_pteunmap: nr of present ptes unmapped by swap_out()

    Some of these seem very specialised and low-level.

    Perhaps another /proc entry might be a better idea along with either a
    different vmstat, or changes to vmstat such that it will behave as
    always if not given a magic command line switch and/or this new /proc
    entry isn't present?

    Right now, much of what comes form vmstat vaguley resembles other OSs,
    with the above, it will be very different.



    --cw

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