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SubjectRe: [PATCHv4 00/24] THP refcounting redesign
On Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 09:10:41PM +0530, Aneesh Kumar K.V wrote:
> "Kirill A. Shutemov" <kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com> writes:
>
> > Hello everybody,
> >
> > It's bug-fix update of my thp refcounting work.
> >
> > The goal of patchset is to make refcounting on THP pages cheaper with
> > simpler semantics and allow the same THP compound page to be mapped with
> > PMD and PTEs. This is required to get reasonable THP-pagecache
> > implementation.
> >
> > With the new refcounting design it's much easier to protect against
> > split_huge_page(): simple reference on a page will make you the deal.
> > It makes gup_fast() implementation simpler and doesn't require
> > special-case in futex code to handle tail THP pages.
> >
> > It should improve THP utilization over the system since splitting THP in
> > one process doesn't necessary lead to splitting the page in all other
> > processes have the page mapped.
>
> Can we split this series into two. The compound_lock removal and using
> migration entries ro freeze page count can be made into a seperate
> series ?

I would problaby move these patchse to the end of patchset. So they can be
applied separately.

--
Kirill A. Shutemov


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