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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/9] Reduce latencies and improve overall reclaim efficiency v1
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> There have been numerous reports of stalls that pointed at the problem being
> somewhere in the VM. There are multiple roots to the problems which means
> dealing with any of the root problems in isolation is tricky to justify on
> their own and they would still need integration testing. This patch series
> gathers together three different patch sets which in combination should
> tackle some of the root causes of latency problems being reported.
>
> The first patch improves vmscan latency by tracking when pages get reclaimed
> by shrink_inactive_list. For this series, the most important results is
> being able to calculate the scanning/reclaim ratio as a measure of the
> amount of work being done by page reclaim.
>
> Patches 2 and 3 account for the time spent in congestion_wait() and avoids
> calling going to sleep on congestion when it is unnecessary. This is expected
> to reduce stalls in situations where the system is under memory pressure
> but not due to congestion.
>
> Patches 4-8 were originally developed by Kosaki Motohiro but reworked for
> this series. It has been noted that lumpy reclaim is far too aggressive and
> trashes the system somewhat. As SLUB uses high-order allocations, a large
> cost incurred by lumpy reclaim will be noticeable. It was also reported
> during transparent hugepage support testing that lumpy reclaim was trashing
> the system and these patches should mitigate that problem without disabling
> lumpy reclaim.

Wow, I'm sorry my lazyness bother you. I'll join to test this patch series
ASAP and take a feedback soon.






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