Re: [PATCH V4 6/6] proc: show MADV_FREE pages info in smaps

From: Johannes Weiner
Date: Thu Feb 23 2017 - 11:22:44 EST

On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 10:50:44AM -0800, Shaohua Li wrote:
> show MADV_FREE pages info of each vma in smaps. The interface is for
> diganose or monitoring purpose, userspace could use it to understand
> what happens in the application. Since userspace could dirty MADV_FREE
> pages without notice from kernel, this interface is the only place we
> can get accurate accounting info about MADV_FREE pages.
> Cc: Michal Hocko <mhocko@xxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Minchan Kim <minchan@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Hugh Dickins <hughd@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Johannes Weiner <hannes@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Rik van Riel <riel@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Mel Gorman <mgorman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Shaohua Li <shli@xxxxxx>

Acked-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@xxxxxxxxxxx>