Re: [PATCH v2 2/8] mm/isolation: remove unstable check for isolated page

From: Aneesh Kumar K.V
Date: Mon Aug 11 2014 - 05:23:58 EST

Joonsoo Kim <> writes:

> The check '!PageBuddy(page) && page_count(page) == 0 &&
> migratetype == MIGRATE_ISOLATE' would mean the page on free processing.
> Although it could go into buddy allocator within a short time,
> futher operation such as isolate_freepages_range() in CMA, called after
> test_page_isolated_in_pageblock(), could be failed due to this unstability
> since it requires that the page is on buddy. I think that removing
> this unstability is good thing.

Is that true in case of check_pages_isolated_cb ? Does that require
PageBuddy to be true ?

> And, following patch makes isolated freepage has new status matched with
> this condition and this check is the obstacle to that change. So remove
> it.

Can you quote the patch summary in the above case ? ie, something like

And the followiing patch "mm/....." makes isolate freepage.


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