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SubjectRe: [PATCH -mm 16/25] SHM_LOCKED pages are non-reclaimable
On Fri, 6 Jun 2008 18:05:14 -0700
Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> wrote:

> > While working with Nick Piggin's mlock patches,
>
> Change log refers to information which its reader has not got a hope
> of actually locating.

Fixed that, and renamed everything to "unevictable".

> > Use the AS_NORECLAIM flag to mark address_space of SHM_LOCKed
> > shared memory regions as non-reclaimable. Then these pages
> > will be culled off the normal LRU lists during vmscan.
>
> So I guess there's more justification for handling these pages in this
> manner, because someone could come along later and unlock them. But
> that isn't true of /dev/ram0 pages and ramfs pages, etc.

Bingo. Ramdisk and ramfs pages will never become evictable again,
while the pages in an SHM_LOCKED segment might.

> > +static void check_move_noreclaim_page(struct page *page, struct zone *zone)
> > +{
> > +
> > + ClearPageNoreclaim(page); /* for page_reclaimable() */
>
> Confused. Didn't we just lose track of our NR_NORECLAIM accounting?
>
> > + if (page_reclaimable(page, NULL)) {
> > + enum lru_list l = LRU_INACTIVE_ANON + page_file_cache(page);
> > + __dec_zone_state(zone, NR_NORECLAIM);

No, we decrement the zone count here if the page is indeed
unevictable.

> > + list_move(&page->lru, &zone->list[l]);
> > + __inc_zone_state(zone, NR_INACTIVE_ANON + l);
> > + } else {
> > + /*
> > + * rotate noreclaim list
> > + */
> > + SetPageNoreclaim(page);
> > + list_move(&page->lru, &zone->list[LRU_NORECLAIM]);
> > + }
> > +}

Or mark it unevictable again if it still is.

> > + * scan_mapping_noreclaim_pages - scan an address space for reclaimable pages
> > + * @mapping: struct address_space to scan for reclaimable pages
> > + *
> > + * Scan all pages in mapping. Check non-reclaimable pages for
> > + * reclaimability and move them to the appropriate zone lru list.
> > + */
> > +void scan_mapping_noreclaim_pages(struct address_space *mapping)
> > +{

> This function can spend fantastically large amounts of time under
> spin_lock_irq().

I'll leave it up to Lee and Kosaki-san to fix this, once
you have the cleaned up versions.

Fixing this now would just delay my other janitorial work on
this patch series...

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