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Subject[PATCH 6/7] update stale comment for removal of page->list
From: Paolo 'Blaisorblade' Giarrusso <>

Update comment for the 2.6.6-rc1 conversion from page->list and
address_space->{clean,dirty,locked}_pages to radix tree tagging and ->lru.

I've mostly avoided to mention page lists (at least I've shortened the

CC: Hugh Dickins <>
Signed-off-by: Paolo 'Blaisorblade' Giarrusso <>

include/linux/mm.h | 9 ++++-----
1 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/mm.h b/include/linux/mm.h
--- a/include/linux/mm.h
+++ b/include/linux/mm.h
@@ -350,7 +350,8 @@ static inline void put_page(struct page
* only one copy in memory, at most, normally.
* For the non-reserved pages, page_count(page) denotes a reference count.
- * page_count() == 0 means the page is free.
+ * page_count() == 0 means the page is free. page->lru is then used for
+ * freelist management in the buddy allocator.
* page_count() == 1 means the page is used for exactly one purpose
* (e.g. a private data page of one process).
@@ -376,10 +377,8 @@ static inline void put_page(struct page
* attaches, plus 1 if `private' contains something, plus one for
* the page cache itself.
- * All pages belonging to an inode are in these doubly linked lists:
- * mapping->clean_pages, mapping->dirty_pages and mapping->locked_pages;
- * using the page->list list_head. These fields are also used for
- * freelist managemet (when page_count()==0).
+ * Instead of keeping dirty/clean pages in per address-space lists, we instead
+ * now tag pages as dirty/under writeback in the radix tree.
* There is also a per-mapping radix tree mapping index to the page
* in memory if present. The tree is rooted at mapping->root.
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