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SubjectRe: [RFC v2] mm: introduce page pin owner
On Fri, Jan 14, 2022 at 07:47:49PM +0100, David Hildenbrand wrote:
> >>>>>> Otherwise, I'd like to have feature naming more higher level>>>>>> to represent page migration failure and then tracking unref of
> >>>>>> the page. In the sense, PagePinOwner John suggested was good
> >>>>>> candidate(Even, my original naming PagePinner was worse) since
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Personally, I dislike both variants.
> >>>>>
> >>>>>> I was trouble to abstract the feature with short word.
> >>>>>> If we approach "what feature is doing" rather than "what's
> >>>>>> the feature's goal"(I feel the your suggestion would be close
> >>>>>> to what feature is doing), I'd like to express "unreference on
> >>>>>> migraiton failed page" so PAGE_EXT_UNMIGRATED_UNREF
> >>>>>> (However, I prefer the feature naming more "what we want to achieve")
> >>>>>>
> >>>>> E.g., PAGE_EXT_TRACE_UNREF will trace unref to the page once the bit is
> >>>>> set. The functionality itself is completely independent of migration
> >>>>> failures. That's just the code that sets it to enable the underlying
> >>>>> tracing for that specific page.
> >>>>
> >>>> I agree that make something general is great but I also want to avoid
> >>>> create something too big from the beginning with just imagination.
> >>>> So, I'd like to hear more concrete and appealing usecases and then
> >>>> we could think over this trace approach is really the best one to
> >>>> achieve the goal. Once it's agreed, the naming you suggested would
> >>>> make sense.
> >>>
> >>> At least for me it's a lot cleaner if a feature clearly expresses what
> >>> it actually does. Staring at PAGE_EXT_PIN_OWNER I initially had no clue.
> >>> I was assuming we would actually track (not trace!) all active FOLL_PIN
> >>> (not unref callers!). Maybe that makes it clearer why I'd prefer a
> >>> clearer name.
> >>
> >> I totally agree PagePinOwner is not 100% straightforward. I'm open for
> >> other better name. Currently we are discussing how we could generalize
> >> and whether it's useful or not. Depending on the discussion, the design/
> >> interface as well as naming could be changed. No problem.
> >
> > PagePinOwner is just highly misleading. Because that's not what the
> > feature does. Having that said, i hope we'll get other opinions as well.
> FWIW, I think "page reference holder" would be clearer. PageRefHolder or
> PageReferenceHolder
> "Trace page reference holders on unref after migration of a page failed."

Ah, crossed email. PageRefHolder. Yeah, sounds like better!

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