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SubjectRe: [PATCH 27/34] mm, vmscan: Have kswapd reclaim from all zones if reclaiming and buffer_heads_over_limit
On Fri, Jul 08, 2016 at 10:35:03AM +0100, Mel Gorman wrote:
> The buffer_heads_over_limit limit in kswapd is inconsistent with direct
> reclaim behaviour. It may force an an attempt to reclaim from all zones and
> then not reclaim at all because higher zones were balanced than required
> by the original request.
> This patch will causes kswapd to consider reclaiming from all zones if
> buffer_heads_over_limit. However, if there are eligible zones for the
> allocation request that woke kswapd then no reclaim will occur even if
> buffer_heads_over_limit. This avoids kswapd over-reclaiming just because
> buffer_heads_over_limit.
> Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <>

Acked-by: Johannes Weiner <>

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