Re: [patch 1/2] [PATCH] mm: Save soft-dirty bits on swapped pages

From: Pavel Emelyanov
Date: Wed Jul 31 2013 - 04:20:29 EST

On 07/31/2013 12:41 AM, Cyrill Gorcunov wrote:

> Andy Lutomirski reported that in case if a page with _PAGE_SOFT_DIRTY
> bit set get swapped out, the bit is getting lost and no longer
> available when pte read back.
> To resolve this we introduce _PTE_SWP_SOFT_DIRTY bit which is
> saved in pte entry for the page being swapped out. When such page
> is to be read back from a swap cache we check for bit presence
> and if it's there we clear it and restore the former _PAGE_SOFT_DIRTY
> bit back.
> One of the problem was to find a place in pte entry where we can
> save the _PTE_SWP_SOFT_DIRTY bit while page is in swap. The
> _PAGE_PSE was chosen for that, it doesn't intersect with swap
> entry format stored in pte.
> Reported-by: Andy Lutomirski <luto@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Cyrill Gorcunov <gorcunov@xxxxxxxxxx>

Acked-by: Pavel Emelyanov <xemul@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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