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    SubjectRe: memory hotremove prototype, take 3

    > > > During hotunplug, you copy pages to new locaion. Would it simplify
    > > > code if you forced them to be swapped out, instead? [Yep, it would be
    > > > slower...]
    > >
    > > There are some pages that will have to be copied (e.g. pages that
    > > the user "mlock()d" should still be locked in their new location,
    > > same for hugetlbfs pages).

    And some pages which aren't associated with backing store like sysfs or
    ramdisk have to be, too.

    > Using kswapd is easy, but doesn't always work well. The patch
    > contains the code to ignore page accessed bits when kswapd is run on
    > disabled zones, but that's not enough for swapping out frequently used
    > pages.
    > In my patch, page copying, or "remapping", solves this problem by
    > blocking accesses to the page under operation.

    Thank you,
    Hirokazu Takahashi.
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