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SubjectRe: [PATCH 5/8] mm: compaction: avoid overwork in migrate sync mode
On 11/19/2011 02:54 PM, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> Add a lightweight sync migration (sync == 2) mode that avoids overwork
> so more suitable to be used by compaction to provide lower latency but

> --- a/mm/compaction.c
> +++ b/mm/compaction.c
> @@ -552,7 +552,7 @@ static int compact_zone(struct zone *zone, struct compact_control *cc)
> nr_migrate = cc->nr_migratepages;
> err = migrate_pages(&cc->migratepages, compaction_alloc,
> (unsigned long)cc, false,
> - cc->sync);
> + cc->sync ? 2 : 0);

Great idea, but it would be good if these numbers got
a symbolic name so people trying to learn the code can
figure it out a little easier.



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