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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] mm/compaction: fix to initialize free scanner properly
On 04/03/2014 10:57 AM, Heesub Shin wrote:
> Free scanner does not works well on systems having zones which do not
> span to pageblock-aligned boundary.
>
> zone->compact_cached_free_pfn is reset when the migration and free
> scanner across or compaction restarts. After the reset, if end_pfn of
> the zone was not aligned to pageblock_nr_pages, free scanner tries to
> isolate free pages from the middle of pageblock to the end, which can
> be very small range.

Hm good catch. I think that the same problem can happen (at least
theoretically) through zone->compact_cached_free_pfn with
CONFIG_HOLES_IN_ZONE enabled. Then compact_cached_free_pfn could be set
to a non-aligned-to-pageblock pfn and spoil scans. I'll send a patch
that solves it on isolate_freepages() level, which allows further
simplification of the function.

Vlastimil

> Signed-off-by: Heesub Shin <heesub.shin@samsung.com>
> Cc: Dongjun Shin <d.j.shin@samsung.com>
> Cc: Sunghwan Yun <sunghwan.yun@samsung.com>
> ---
> mm/compaction.c | 2 +-
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/mm/compaction.c b/mm/compaction.c
> index 1ef9144..fefe1da 100644
> --- a/mm/compaction.c
> +++ b/mm/compaction.c
> @@ -983,7 +983,7 @@ static int compact_zone(struct zone *zone, struct compact_control *cc)
> */
> cc->migrate_pfn = zone->compact_cached_migrate_pfn;
> cc->free_pfn = zone->compact_cached_free_pfn;
> - if (cc->free_pfn < start_pfn || cc->free_pfn > end_pfn) {
> + if (cc->free_pfn < start_pfn || cc->free_pfn >= end_pfn) {
> cc->free_pfn = end_pfn & ~(pageblock_nr_pages-1);
> zone->compact_cached_free_pfn = cc->free_pfn;
> }
>



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