Re: page fault scalability patch V12 [0/7]: Overview andperformance tests
From: Andrew Morton
Date: Fri Dec 10 2004 - 17:14:01 EST
Hugh Dickins <hugh@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > (I do wonder why do_anonymous_page calls mark_page_accessed as well as
> > > lru_cache_add_active. The other instances of lru_cache_add_active for
> > > an anonymous page don't mark_page_accessed i.e. SetPageReferenced too,
> > > why here? But that's nothing new with your patch, and although you've
> > > reordered the calls, the final page state is the same as before.)
> > The mark_page_accessed is likely there avoid a future fault just to set
> > the accessed bit.
> No, mark_page_accessed is an operation on the struct page
> (and the accessed bit of the pte is preset too anyway).
The point is a good one - I guess that code is a holdover from earlier
This is equivalent, no?
--- 25/mm/memory.c~do_anonymous_page-use-setpagereferenced Fri Dec 10 14:11:32 2004
+++ 25-akpm/mm/memory.c Fri Dec 10 14:11:42 2004
@@ -1464,7 +1464,7 @@ do_anonymous_page(struct mm_struct *mm,
page_add_anon_rmap(page, vma, addr);
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