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SubjectRe: Re: Re: [RFC] [PATCH 8/9] memcg: remove page_cgroup pointer from memmap
>>On Thursday 11 September 2008 21:22, KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki wrote:
>>> Remove page_cgroup pointer from struct page.
>>>
>>> This patch removes page_cgroup pointer from struct page and make it be abl
e
>>> to get from pfn. Then, relationship of them is
>>>
>>> Before this:
>>> pfn <-> struct page <-> struct page_cgroup.
>>> After this:
>>> struct page <-> pfn -> struct page_cgroup -> struct page.
>>
>>So...
>>
>>pfn -> *hash* -> struct page_cgroup, right?
>>
>right.
>
>>While I don't think there is anything wrong with the approach, I
>>don't understand exactly where you guys are hoping to end up with
>>this?
>>
>No. but this is simple. I'd like to use linear mapping like
>sparsemem-vmemmap and HUGTLB kernel pages at the end.
>But it needs much more work and should be done in the future.
>(And it seems to have to depend on SPARSEMEM.)
>This is just a generic one.
>
This is my thinking, now.

Adding a patch for FLATMEM is very easy, maybe. (Just Do as Balbir's one.)

Adding a patch for DISCONTIGMEM is doubtful. I'm not sure how it's widely
used now.

When it comes to SPARSEMEM, our target is 64bit arch and we need
SPARSEMEM_EXTREME...2 level table. Maybe not far different from current hash.

Our way should be linear mapping like SPARSEMEM_VMEMMAP. But it needs
arch dependent code and some difficulty to allocate virtual space,
which can be very Huge.
This should be updated one by one (for each arch.).

Thanks,
-Kame






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