Re: [RFC] mm:do recheck for freeable page in reclaim path

From: Minchan Kim
Date: Wed Mar 18 2015 - 20:42:43 EST

Do not send your patch to this thread. It's second time.
Your patch is totally irrelevant to this patchset.
Send your patch as another thread.

On Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 05:47:28PM +0800, Wang, Yalin wrote:
> In reclaim path, if encounter a freeable page,
> the try_to_unmap may fail, because the page's pte is
> dirty, we can recheck this page as normal non-freeable page,
> this means we can swap out this page into swap partition.

Pz, Pz, Pz write down more detail in description.

You mean page_check_references in shrink_page_list decided
it as freeable page but try_to_unmap failed because someone
touched the page during the race window between page_check_references
and try_to_unmap in shrink_page_list?

If so, it's surely recent referenced page so it should be promoted
to active list.

If I missed something, please write it down more detail in description
and send a patch as new thread, not sending it to this patchset thread.

Kind regards,
Minchan Kim
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