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SubjectRe: [PATCH 22/34] mm, page_alloc: wake kswapd based on the highest eligible zone
On Fri, Jul 08, 2016 at 10:34:58AM +0100, Mel Gorman wrote:
> The ac_classzone_idx is used as the basis for waking kswapd and that is based
> on the preferred zoneref. If the preferred zoneref's first zone is lower
> than what is available on other nodes, it's possible that kswapd is woken
> on a zone with only higher, but still eligible, zones. As classzone_idx
> is strictly adhered to now, it causes a problem because eligible pages
> are skipped.
> For example, node 0 has only DMA32 and node 1 has only NORMAL. An allocating
> context running on node 0 may wake kswapd on node 1 telling it to skip
> all NORMAL pages.
> Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <>
> Acked-by: Hillf Danton <>

Acked-by: Johannes Weiner <>

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