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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/4] Properly account for the number of page cache pages zone_reclaim() can reclaim
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> On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 01:01:41AM +0800, Mel Gorman wrote:
> > On NUMA machines, the administrator can configure zone_reclaim_mode that
> > is a more targetted form of direct reclaim. On machines with large NUMA
> > distances for example, a zone_reclaim_mode defaults to 1 meaning that clean
> > unmapped pages will be reclaimed if the zone watermarks are not being met.
> >
> > There is a heuristic that determines if the scan is worthwhile but the
> > problem is that the heuristic is not being properly applied and is basically
> > assuming zone_reclaim_mode is 1 if it is enabled.
> >
> > Historically, once enabled it was depending on NR_FILE_PAGES which may
> > include swapcache pages that the reclaim_mode cannot deal with. Patch
> > vmscan-change-the-number-of-the-unmapped-files-in-zone-reclaim.patch by
> > Kosaki Motohiro noted that zone_page_state(zone, NR_FILE_PAGES) included
> > pages that were not file-backed such as swapcache and made a calculation
> > based on the inactive, active and mapped files. This is far superior
> > when zone_reclaim==1 but if RECLAIM_SWAP is set, then NR_FILE_PAGES is a
> > reasonable starting figure.
> >
> > This patch alters how zone_reclaim() works out how many pages it might be
> > able to reclaim given the current reclaim_mode. If RECLAIM_SWAP is set
> > in the reclaim_mode it will either consider NR_FILE_PAGES as potential
> > candidates or else use NR_{IN}ACTIVE}_PAGES-NR_FILE_MAPPED to discount
> > swapcache and other non-file-backed pages. If RECLAIM_WRITE is not set,
> > then NR_FILE_DIRTY number of pages are not candidates. If RECLAIM_SWAP is
> > not set, then NR_FILE_MAPPED are not.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mel@csn.ul.ie>
> > Acked-by: Christoph Lameter <cl@linux-foundation.org>
> > ---
> > mm/vmscan.c | 52 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--------------
> > 1 files changed, 38 insertions(+), 14 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/mm/vmscan.c b/mm/vmscan.c
> > index 2ddcfc8..2bfc76e 100644
> > --- a/mm/vmscan.c
> > +++ b/mm/vmscan.c
> > @@ -2333,6 +2333,41 @@ int sysctl_min_unmapped_ratio = 1;
> > */
> > int sysctl_min_slab_ratio = 5;
> >
> > +static inline unsigned long zone_unmapped_file_pages(struct zone *zone)
> > +{
> > + return zone_page_state(zone, NR_INACTIVE_FILE) +
> > + zone_page_state(zone, NR_ACTIVE_FILE) -
> > + zone_page_state(zone, NR_FILE_MAPPED);
>
> This may underflow if too many tmpfs pages are mapped.

sorry my fault.
I'm preparing updated patch.






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