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SubjectRe: [PATCH 7/7] vmscan: isolated_lru_pages() stop neighbor search if neighbor can't be isolated
On Thu, Aug 05, 2010 at 03:16:06PM +0900, KOSAKI Motohiro wrote:
> isolate_lru_pages() doesn't only isolate LRU tail pages, but also
> isolate neighbor pages of the eviction page.
> Now, the neighbor search don't stop even if neighbors can't be isolated.
> It is silly. successful higher order allocation need full contenious
> memory, even though only one page reclaim failure mean to fail making
> enough contenious memory.
> Then, isolate_lru_pages() should stop to search PFN neighbor pages and
> try to search next page on LRU soon. This patch does it. Also all of
> lumpy reclaim failure account nr_lumpy_failed.
> Signed-off-by: KOSAKI Motohiro <>

Seems reasonable.

Acked-by: Mel Gorman <>

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

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