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SubjectRE: [PATCH -v2 -mm] add extra free kbytes tunable
On 10/10/2011 06:37 PM, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Fri, 7 Oct 2011 20:08:19 -0700 (PDT) David Rientjes
> <> wrote:
>> On Thu, 1 Sep 2011, Rik van Riel wrote:
> The page allocator already tries harder if the caller has
> rt_task(current). Why is this inadequate? Can we extend this idea
> further to fix whatever-the-problem-is?

Actually page allocator decreases min watermark to 3/4 * min watermark
for rt-task. But in our case some applications create a lot of
processes and if all of them are rt-task, the amount of watermark
bonus(1/4 * min watermark) is not enough.

If we can tune the amount of bonus, it may be fine. But that is
almost all same as extra free kbytes.

> Does there exist anything like a test case which demonstrates the need
> for this feature?

Unfortunately I don't have a real test case but just simple one.
And in my simple test case, I can avoid direct reclaim if we set
workload as rt-task.

The simple test case I used is following:


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