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SubjectRe: [PATCH mmotm] vmscan: handle may_swap more strictly (Re: [PATCH mmotm] vmscan: fix may_swap handling for memcg)
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> On Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 5:24 PM, KOSAKI
> Motohiro<kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com> wrote:
> >> On Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 4:58 PM, KOSAKI
> >> Motohiro<kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com> wrote:
> >> >> Hi, KOSAKI.
> >> >>
> >> >> As you know, this problem caused by if condition(priority) in shrink_zone.
> >> >> Let me have a question.
> >> >>
> >> >> Why do we have to prevent scan value calculation when the priority is zero ?
> >> >> As I know, before split-lru, we didn't do it.
> >> >>
> >> >> Is there any specific issue in case of the priority is zero ?
> >> >
> >> > Yes.
> >> >
> >> > example:
> >> >
> >> > get_scan_ratio() return anon:80%, file=20%. and the system have
> >> > 10000 anon pages and 10000 file pages.
> >> >
> >> > shrink_zone() picked up 8000 anon pages and 2000 file pages.
> >> > it mean 8000 file pages aren't scanned at all.
> >> >
> >> > Oops, it can makes OOM-killer although system have droppable file cache.
> >> >
> >> Hmm..Can that problem be happen in real system ?
> >> The file ratio is big means that file lru list scanning is so big but
> >> rotate is small.
> >> It means file lru have few reclaimable page.
> >>
> >> Isn't it ? I am confusing.
> >> Could you elaborate, please if you don't mind ?
> >
> > hm, ok, my example was wrong.
> > I intention is, if there are droppable file-back pages (althout only 1 page),
> > OOM-killer shouldn't occuer.
> >
> > many or few is unrelated.
> >
>
> I am not sure that is effective.
> Have you ever met this problem in real situation ?

No.
It's only stress workload issue. but VM subsystem sould work on
stress workload, I think.


> BTW, I have to dive into code. :)
> Thanks for spending valuable time for commenting







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