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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm: munlock use mapcount to avoid terrible overhead
On Tue, 18 Oct 2011, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Tue, 18 Oct 2011 17:02:56 -0700 (PDT)
> Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com> wrote:
>
> > A process spent 30 minutes exiting, just munlocking the pages of a large
> > anonymous area that had been alternately mprotected into page-sized vmas:
> > for every single page there's an anon_vma walk through all the other
> > little vmas to find the right one.
>
> And how long did the test case take with the patch applied?

5 seconds in the case tried; but the issue is quadratic,
so you can make the improvement look arbitrarily good.

Hugh


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