[PATCH 30/97] mm/compaction: change the timing to check to drop the spinlock

From: Mel Gorman
Date: Thu Aug 28 2014 - 15:04:55 EST

From: Joonsoo Kim <iamjoonsoo.kim@xxxxxxx>

commit be1aa03b973c7dcdc576f3503f7a60429825c35d upstream.

It is odd to drop the spinlock when we scan (SWAP_CLUSTER_MAX - 1) th
pfn page. This may results in below situation while isolating

1. try isolate 0x0 ~ 0x200 pfn pages.
2. When low_pfn is 0x1ff, ((low_pfn+1) % SWAP_CLUSTER_MAX) == 0, so drop
the spinlock.
3. Then, to complete isolating, retry to aquire the lock.

I think that it is better to use SWAP_CLUSTER_MAX th pfn for checking the
criteria about dropping the lock. This has no harm 0x0 pfn, because, at
this time, locked variable would be false.

Signed-off-by: Joonsoo Kim <iamjoonsoo.kim@xxxxxxx>
Acked-by: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@xxxxxxx>
Cc: Mel Gorman <mgorman@xxxxxxx>
Cc: Rik van Riel <riel@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@xxxxxxx>
mm/compaction.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/mm/compaction.c b/mm/compaction.c
index 6718a91..4730a2f 100644
--- a/mm/compaction.c
+++ b/mm/compaction.c
@@ -488,7 +488,7 @@ isolate_migratepages_range(struct zone *zone, struct compact_control *cc,
for (; low_pfn < end_pfn; low_pfn++) {
/* give a chance to irqs before checking need_resched() */
- if (locked && !((low_pfn+1) % SWAP_CLUSTER_MAX)) {
+ if (locked && !(low_pfn % SWAP_CLUSTER_MAX)) {
if (should_release_lock(&zone->lru_lock)) {
spin_unlock_irqrestore(&zone->lru_lock, flags);
locked = false;

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