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Subject[PATCH 0/4] introduce memory hinting API for external process
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Now, we have MADV_PAGEOUT and MADV_COLD as madvise hinting API. With that,
application could give hints to kernel what memory range are preferred to be
reclaimed. However, in some platform(e.g., Android), the information
required to make the hinting decision is not known to the app.
Instead, it is known to a centralized userspace daemon(e.g., ActivityManagerService),
and that daemon must be able to initiate reclaim on its own without any app
involvement.

To solve the concern, this patch introduces new syscall - process_madvise(2).
Bascially, it's same with madvise(2) syscall but it has some differences.

1. It needs pidfd of target process to provide the hint
2. It supports only MADV_{COLD|PAGEOUT|MERGEABLE|UNMEREABLE} at this moment.
Other hints in madvise will be opened when there are explicit requests from
community to prevent unexpected bugs we couldn't support.
3. Only privileged processes can do something for other process's address
space.

Minchan Kim (2):
mm: factor out madvise's core functionality
mm: introduce external memory hinting API

Oleksandr Natalenko (2):
mm/madvise: employ mmget_still_valid for write lock
mm/madvise: allow KSM hints for remote API

arch/alpha/kernel/syscalls/syscall.tbl | 1 +
arch/arm/tools/syscall.tbl | 1 +
arch/arm64/include/asm/unistd.h | 2 +-
arch/arm64/include/asm/unistd32.h | 2 +
arch/ia64/kernel/syscalls/syscall.tbl | 1 +
arch/m68k/kernel/syscalls/syscall.tbl | 1 +
arch/microblaze/kernel/syscalls/syscall.tbl | 1 +
arch/mips/kernel/syscalls/syscall_n32.tbl | 1 +
arch/mips/kernel/syscalls/syscall_n64.tbl | 1 +
arch/parisc/kernel/syscalls/syscall.tbl | 1 +
arch/powerpc/kernel/syscalls/syscall.tbl | 1 +
arch/s390/kernel/syscalls/syscall.tbl | 1 +
arch/sh/kernel/syscalls/syscall.tbl | 1 +
arch/sparc/kernel/syscalls/syscall.tbl | 1 +
arch/x86/entry/syscalls/syscall_32.tbl | 1 +
arch/x86/entry/syscalls/syscall_64.tbl | 1 +
arch/xtensa/kernel/syscalls/syscall.tbl | 1 +
include/linux/syscalls.h | 2 +
include/uapi/asm-generic/unistd.h | 5 +-
kernel/sys_ni.c | 1 +
mm/madvise.c | 263 ++++++++++++++------
21 files changed, 205 insertions(+), 85 deletions(-)

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