Re: [patch 4/5]thp: correct order in lru list for split huge page
From: Minchan Kim
Date: Fri Oct 28 2011 - 03:21:34 EST
On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 01:08:58PM +0800, Shaohua Li wrote:
> On Fri, 2011-10-28 at 07:19 +0800, Minchan Kim wrote:
> > On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 10:59:37AM +0800, Shaohua Li wrote:
> > > If a huge page is split, all the subpages should live in lru list adjacently
> > > because they should be taken as a whole.
> > > In page split, with current code:
> > > a. if huge page is in lru list, the order is: page, page+HPAGE_PMD_NR-1,
> > > page + HPAGE_PMD_NR-2, ..., page + 1(in lru page reclaim order)
> > > b. otherwise, the order is: page, ..other pages.., page + 1, page + 2, ...(in
> > > lru page reclaim order). page + 1 ... page + HPAGE_PMD_NR - 1 are in the lru
> > > reclaim tail.
> > >
> > > In case a, the order is wrong. In case b, page is isolated (to be reclaimed),
> > > but other tail pages will not soon.
> > >
> > > With below patch:
> > > in case a, the order is: page, page + 1, ... page + HPAGE_PMD_NR-1(in lru page
> > > reclaim order).
> > > in case b, the order is: page + 1, ... page + HPAGE_PMD_NR-1 (in lru page reclaim
> > > order). The tail pages are in the lru reclaim head.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Shaohua Li <shaohua.li@xxxxxxxxx>
> > In case of a, it doesn't matter ordering of subpages.
> > As a huge page, age of sub pages are same.
> It does matter. Hugepage is split first and then reclaim. if page, page
> +HPAGE_PMD_NR-1 is reclaimed, you can't get an order-1 page. but if
> page, page+1 is reclaimed, you can.
Right you are. I didn't catch up it.
It would be better to add it in description.
It's most important part in this patch.
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