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SubjectRe: [PATCH -mm] vmscan: make mapped executable pages the first class citizen
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On Thu, 2009-05-07 at 17:10 +0200, Johannes Weiner wrote:

> > @@ -1269,8 +1270,15 @@ static void shrink_active_list(unsigned
> >
> > /* page_referenced clears PageReferenced */
> > if (page_mapping_inuse(page) &&
> > - page_referenced(page, 0, sc->mem_cgroup))
> > + page_referenced(page, 0, sc->mem_cgroup)) {
> > + struct address_space *mapping = page_mapping(page);
> > +
> > pgmoved++;
> > + if (mapping && test_bit(AS_EXEC, &mapping->flags)) {
> > + list_add(&page->lru, &l_active);
> > + continue;
> > + }
> > + }
>
> Since we walk the VMAs in page_referenced anyway, wouldn't it be
> better to check if one of them is executable? This would even work
> for executable anon pages. After all, there are applications that cow
> executable mappings (sbcl and other language environments that use an
> executable, run-time modified core image come to mind).

Hmm, like provide a vm_flags mask along to page_referenced() to only
account matching vmas... seems like a sensible idea.



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