Re: [PATCH] vmscan: zone_reclaim don't call disable_swap_token()

From: Minchan Kim
Date: Mon Jun 28 2010 - 06:46:41 EST

On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 10:37 AM, KOSAKI Motohiro
<kosaki.motohiro@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 5:31 PM, KOSAKI Motohiro
>> <kosaki.motohiro@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > Swap token don't works when zone reclaim is enabled since it was born.
>> > Because __zone_reclaim() always call disable_swap_token()
>> > unconditionally.
>> >
>> > This kill swap token feature completely. As far as I know, nobody want
>> > to that. Remove it.
>> >
>> In f7b7fd8f3ebbb, Rik added disable_swap_token.
>> At that time, sc.priority in zone_reclaim is zero so it does make sense.
>> But in a92f71263a, Christoph changed the priority to begin from
>> ZONE_RECLAIM_PRIORITY with remained disable_swap_token. It doesn't
>> make sense.
>> So doesn't we add disable_swap_token following as than removing?
> f7b7fd8f3ebbb says disable_swap_token was introduced to prevent OOM.
> but zone reclaim failure don't make OOM. instead, fallback to try_to_free_pages().

Indeed. I missed that.
Thanks, Kosaki.

Reviewed-by: Minchan Kim <>

Kind regards,
Minchan Kim
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