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SubjectRe: [patch] rt: res_counter fix, v2
On Thu, 12 Feb 2009 22:28:33 +0530
Balbir Singh <balbir@linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:

> * Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> [2009-02-12 12:28:54]:
>
> >
> > * KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com> wrote:
> >
> > > On Thu, 12 Feb 2009 11:21:13 +0100
> > > Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> wrote:
> > The question is, are these local IRQ flags manipulations really needed
> > in this code, and if yes, why?
>
> We needed the local IRQ flags, since these counters are updated from
> page fault context and from reclaim context with lru_lock held with
> IRQ's disabled. I've been thinking about replacing the spin lock with
> seq lock, but have not gotten to it yet.
>
Hmm ? I can't understand. Why we have to disable IRQ here again ?
And,
- try_to_unmap() is called in shrink_page_list(), there, no zone->lru_lock.
- page fault path doesn't hold zone->lru_lock.

My concern is only shmem. But I think it doesn't call charge() within lock, actually.

Thanks,
-Kame



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