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SubjectRe: [PATCH -mm 13/25] Noreclaim LRU Infrastructure
>> > +#ifdef CONFIG_NORECLAIM_LRU
>> > + PG_noreclaim, /* Page is "non-reclaimable" */
>> > +#endif
>>
>> I fear that we're messing up the terminology here.
>>
>> Go into your 2.6.25 tree and do `grep -i reclaimable */*.c'. The term
>> already means a few different things, but in the vmscan context,
>> "reclaimable" means that the page is unreferenced, clean and can be
>> stolen. "reclaimable" also means a lot of other things, and we just
>> made that worse.
>>
>> Can we think of a new term which uniquely describes this new concept
>> and use that, rather than flogging the old horse?
>
> Want to reuse the BSD term "pinned" instead?

I like this term :)
but I afraid to somebody confuse Xen/KVM term's pinned page.
IOW, I guess somebody imazine from "pinned page" to below flag.

#define PG_pinned PG_owner_priv_1 /* Xen pinned pagetable */

I have no idea....


>> > +/**
>> > + * add_page_to_noreclaim_list
>> > + * @page: the page to be added to the noreclaim list
>> > + *
>> > + * Add page directly to its zone's noreclaim list. To avoid races with
>> > + * tasks that might be making the page reclaimble while it's not on the
>> > + * lru, we want to add the page while it's locked or otherwise "invisible"
>> > + * to other tasks. This is difficult to do when using the pagevec cache,
>> > + * so bypass that.
>> > + */
>>
>> How does a task "make a page reclaimable"? munlock()? fsync()?
>> exit()?
>>
>> Choice of terminology matters...
>
> Lee? Kosaki-san?

IFAIK, moving noreclaim list to reclaim list happend at below situation.

mlock'ed page
- all mlocked process exit.
- all mlocked process call munlock().
- page related vma vanished
(e.g. mumap, mmap, remap_file_page)

SHM_LOCKed page
- sysctl(SHM_UNLOCK) called.


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