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SubjectRe: [patch 05/19] split LRU lists into anon & file sets
Hi Rik

Welcome back :)

> > I found number of scan pages calculation bug.
>
> My latest version of get_scan_ratio() works differently, with the
> percentages always adding up to 100. However, your patch gave me
> the inspiration to (hopefully) find the bug in my version of the
> code.

OK.


> > 2. wrong fraction omission
> >
> > nr[l] = zone->nr_scan[l] * percent[file] / 100;
> >
> > when percent is very small,
> > nr[l] become 0.
>
> This is probably where the problem is. Kind of.
>
> I believe that the problem is that we scale nr[l] by the percentage,
> instead of scaling the amount we add to zone->nr_scan[l] by the
> percentage!

Aahh,
you are right.


> Index: linux-2.6.24-rc6-mm1/mm/vmscan.c
> ===================================================================
> --- linux-2.6.24-rc6-mm1.orig/mm/vmscan.c 2008-02-06 19:23:16.000000000 -0500
> +++ linux-2.6.24-rc6-mm1/mm/vmscan.c 2008-02-06 19:22:55.000000000 -0500
> @@ -1275,13 +1275,17 @@ static unsigned long shrink_zone(int pri
> for_each_lru(l) {
> if (scan_global_lru(sc)) {
> int file = is_file_lru(l);
> + int scan;
> /*
> * Add one to nr_to_scan just to make sure that the
> - * kernel will slowly sift through the active list.
> + * kernel will slowly sift through each list.
> */
> - zone->nr_scan[l] += (zone_page_state(zone,
> - NR_INACTIVE_ANON + l) >> priority) + 1;
> - nr[l] = zone->nr_scan[l] * percent[file] / 100;
> + scan = zone_page_state(zone, NR_INACTIVE_ANON + l);
> + scan >>= priority;
> + scan = (scan * percent[file]) / 100;
> +
> + zone->nr_scan[l] += scan + 1;
> + nr[l] = zone->nr_scan[l];
> if (nr[l] >= sc->swap_cluster_max)
> zone->nr_scan[l] = 0;
> else

looks good.
thank you clean up code.


- kosaki




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