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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH 14/26] sched, numa: Numa balancer
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On Sat, 2012-07-07 at 14:26 -0400, Rik van Riel wrote:
> > +/*
> > + * Assumes symmetric NUMA -- that is, each node is of equal size.
> > + */
> > +static void set_max_mem_load(unsigned long load)
> > +{
> > + unsigned long old_load;
> > +
> > + spin_lock(&max_mem_load.lock);
> > + old_load = max_mem_load.load;
> > + if (!old_load)
> > + old_load = load;
> > + max_mem_load.load = (old_load + load) >> 1;
> > + spin_unlock(&max_mem_load.lock);
> > +}
>
> The above in your patch kind of conflicts with this bit
> from patch 6/26:

Yeah,.. its pretty broken. Its also effectively disabled, but yeah.


> Looking at how the memory load code is used, I wonder
> if it would make sense to count "zone size - free - inactive
> file" pages instead?

Something like that, although I guess we'd want a sum over all zones in
a node for that.


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