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SubjectRe: [patch 03/19] define page_file_cache() function
On Tue, 8 Jan 2008 14:18:40 -0800 (PST)
Christoph Lameter <clameter@sgi.com> wrote:

> On Tue, 8 Jan 2008, Rik van Riel wrote:
>
> > Define page_file_cache() function to answer the question:
> > is page backed by a file?
>
> > +static inline int page_file_cache(struct page *page)
> > +{
> > + if (PageSwapBacked(page))
> > + return 0;
>
> Could we call this PageNotFileBacked or so? PageSwapBacked is true for
> pages that are RAM based. Its a bit confusing.

PageNotFileBacked confuses me a little, since shared memory segments live
in tmpfs and are kinda sorta file backed, but go to swap instead of to a
filesystem when there is memory pressure.

I'm always open to better naming ideas, though.

> > Index: linux-2.6.24-rc6-mm1/mm/migrate.c
> > ===================================================================
> > --- linux-2.6.24-rc6-mm1.orig/mm/migrate.c 2008-01-02 12:37:14.000000000 -0500
> > +++ linux-2.6.24-rc6-mm1/mm/migrate.c 2008-01-02 12:37:22.000000000 -0500
> > @@ -546,6 +546,8 @@ static int move_to_new_page(struct page
> > /* Prepare mapping for the new page.*/
> > newpage->index = page->index;
> > newpage->mapping = page->mapping;
> > + if (PageSwapBacked(page))
> > + SetPageSwapBacked(newpage);
> >
> > mapping = page_mapping(page);
> > if (!mapping)
>
> That hunk belongs into migrate_page_copy()? Or is there a reason that we
> need this flag that early?

We want the page added to the right LRU list. I'll have to re-read the
migration code to make sure whether the above can or cannot be done in
migrate_page_copy() - I agree it would fit in better there.

Thanks for the suggestions.

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