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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm: forbid lumpy-reclaim in shrink_active_list()
On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 01:18:21PM +0400, Konstantin Khlebnikov wrote:
> This patch reset reclaim mode in shrink_active_list() to RECLAIM_MODE_SINGLE | RECLAIM_MODE_ASYNC.
> (sync/async sign is used only in shrink_page_list and does not affect shrink_active_list)
> Currenly shrink_active_list() sometimes works in lumpy-reclaim mode,
> if RECLAIM_MODE_LUMPYRECLAIM left over from earlier shrink_inactive_list().
> Meanwhile, in age_active_anon() sc->reclaim_mode is totally zero.
> So, current behavior is too complex and confusing, all this looks like bug.
> In general, shrink_active_list() populate inactive list for next shrink_inactive_list().
> Lumpy shring_inactive_list() isolate pages around choosen one from both active and
> inactive lists. So, there no reasons for lumpy-isolation in shrink_active_list()
> Proposed-by: Hugh Dickins <>
> Link:
> Signed-off-by: Konstantin Khlebnikov <>

Acked-by: Minchan Kim <>

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