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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3] Reintroduce zone_reclaim_interval for when zone_reclaim() scans and fails to avoid CPU spinning at 100% on NUMA
On Mon, Jun 08, 2009 at 10:33:41AM -0400, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> On Mon, 8 Jun 2009, Mel Gorman wrote:
>
> > Yes, they're on separate LRU lists but they are not the only pages on those
> > lists. The tmpfs pages are mixed in together with anonymous pages so we
> > cannot use NR_*_ANON.
>
> The tmpfs pages are unreclaimable and therefore should not be on the anon
> lru.
>

tmpfs pages can be swap-backed so can be reclaimable. Regardless of what
list they are on, we still need to know how many of them there are if
this patch is to be avoided.

--
Mel Gorman
Part-time Phd Student Linux Technology Center
University of Limerick IBM Dublin Software Lab


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