Re: [PATCH 2/3][v2] vmstat: add anon_scan_ratio field to zoneinfo
From: KOSAKI Motohiro
Date: Sun Jan 17 2010 - 21:25:12 EST
> On 01/17/2010 09:10 PM, Minchan Kim wrote:
> > Absoultely right. I missed that. Thanks.
> > get_scan_ratio used lru_lock to get reclaim_stat->recent_xxxx.
> > But, it doesn't used lru_lock to get ap/fp.
> > Is it intentional? I think you or Rik know it. :)
> > I think if we want to get exact value, we have to use lru_lock until
> > getting ap/fp.
> > If it isn't, we don't need lru_lock when we get the reclaim_stat->recent_xxxx.
> > What do you think about it?
> This is definately not intentional.
So, I'll post next patch.
> Getting race conditions in this code could throw off the
> statistics by a factor 2. I do not know how serious that
> would be for the VM or whether (and how quickly) it would
> self correct.
> All rights reversed.
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