[PATCH v3 04/10] compaction: make isolate_lru_page with filter aware

From: Minchan Kim
Date: Tue Jun 07 2011 - 10:39:16 EST

In async mode, compaction doesn't migrate dirty or writeback pages.
So, it's meaningless to pick the page and re-add it to lru list.

Of course, when we isolate the page in compaction, the page might
be dirty or writeback but when we try to migrate the page, the page
would be not dirty, writeback. So it could be migrated. But it's
very unlikely as isolate and migration cycle is much faster than

So, this patch helps cpu and prevent unnecessary LRU churning.

Cc: Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@xxxxxxxxxx>
Reviewed-by: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Reviewed-by: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Acked-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Acked-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@xxxxxxx>
Acked-by: Rik van Riel <riel@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Minchan Kim <minchan.kim@xxxxxxxxx>
mm/compaction.c | 7 +++++--
1 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/mm/compaction.c b/mm/compaction.c
index f0d75e9..8079346 100644
--- a/mm/compaction.c
+++ b/mm/compaction.c
@@ -243,6 +243,7 @@ static unsigned long isolate_migratepages(struct zone *zone,
unsigned long last_pageblock_nr = 0, pageblock_nr;
unsigned long nr_scanned = 0, nr_isolated = 0;
struct list_head *migratelist = &cc->migratepages;

/* Do not scan outside zone boundaries */
low_pfn = max(cc->migrate_pfn, zone->zone_start_pfn);
@@ -326,9 +327,11 @@ static unsigned long isolate_migratepages(struct zone *zone,

+ if (!cc->sync)
+ mode |= ISOLATE_CLEAN;
/* Try isolate the page */
- if (__isolate_lru_page(page,
+ if (__isolate_lru_page(page, mode, 0) != 0)


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