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SubjectRe: interaction of MADV_PAGEOUT with CoW anonymous mappings?
On Wed, Mar 11, 2020 at 09:45:13AM +0100, Michal Hocko wrote:
> On Tue 10-03-20 15:48:31, Dave Hansen wrote:
> > Maybe instead of just punting on MADV_PAGEOUT for map_count>1 we should
> > only let it affect the *local* process. We could still put the page in
> > the swap cache, we just wouldn't go do the rmap walk.
>
> Is it really worth medling with the reclaim code and special case
> MADV_PAGEOUT there? I mean it is quite reasonable to have an initial
> implementation that doesn't really touch shared pages because that can
> lead to all sorts of hard to debug and unexpected problems. So I would
> much rather go with a simple patch to check map count first and see
> whether somebody actually cares about those shared pages and go from
> there.
>
> Minchan, do you want to take my diff and turn it into the proper patch
> or should I do it.

Hey Michal,

It would be great if you could send it.
Thanks.

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