Re: [PATCH] mm/madvise: add MADV_WILLNEED to process_madvise()
Date: Thu Aug 05 2021 - 00:50:12 EST
On 8/5/2021 10:04, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Wed, 4 Aug 2021 16:20:10 +0800 zhangkui <zhangkui@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> There is a usecase in Android that an app process's memory is swapped out
>> by process_madvise() with MADV_PAGEOUT, such as the memory is swapped to
>> zram or a backing device. When the process is scheduled to running, like
>> switch to foreground, multiple page faults may cause the app dropped
>> To reduce the problem, SMS can read-ahead memory of the process immediately
>> when the app switches to forground.
>> Calling process_madvise() with MADV_WILLNEED can meet this need.
> This will require a small update to the process_madvise(2) manpage.
> Can you please send a patch?
I pushed a patch, please help to review it.
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