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From: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
To: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>
Cc: Rik van Riel <riel@surriel.com>,
	linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org, linux-mm@kvack.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, Dave Chinner <david@fromorbit.com>,
	Yafang Shao <laoar.shao@gmail.com>,
	Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>, Roman Gushchin <guro@fb.com>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>,
	kernel-team@fb.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH] vfs: keep inodes with page cache off the inode shrinker LRU
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2020 10:26:45 -0800
Message-ID: <20200212102645.7b2e5b228048b6d22331e47d@linux-foundation.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200212163540.GA180867@cmpxchg.org>

On Wed, 12 Feb 2020 11:35:40 -0500 Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org> wrote:

> Since the cache purging code was written for highmem scenarios, how
> about making it specific to CONFIG_HIGHMEM at least?

Why do I have memories of suggesting this a couple of weeks ago ;)

> That way we improve the situation for the more common setups, without
> regressing highmem configurations. And if somebody wanted to improve
> the CONFIG_HIGHMEM behavior as well, they could still do so.
> 
> Somethig like the below delta on top of my patch?

Does it need to be that complicated?  What's wrong with

--- a/fs/inode.c~a
+++ a/fs/inode.c
@@ -761,6 +761,10 @@ static enum lru_status inode_lru_isolate
 		return LRU_ROTATE;
 	}
 
+#ifdef CONFIG_HIGHMEM
+	/*
+	 * lengthy blah
+	 */
 	if (inode_has_buffers(inode) || inode->i_data.nrpages) {
 		__iget(inode);
 		spin_unlock(&inode->i_lock);
@@ -779,6 +783,7 @@ static enum lru_status inode_lru_isolate
 		spin_lock(lru_lock);
 		return LRU_RETRY;
 	}
+#endif
 
 	WARN_ON(inode->i_state & I_NEW);
 	inode->i_state |= I_FREEING;
_

Whatever we do will need plenty of testing.  It wouldn't surprise me
if there are people who unknowingly benefit from this code on
64-bit machines.

  reply index

Thread overview: 51+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-02-11 17:55 Johannes Weiner
2020-02-11 18:20 ` Johannes Weiner
2020-02-11 19:05 ` Rik van Riel
2020-02-11 19:31   ` Johannes Weiner
2020-02-11 23:44     ` Andrew Morton
2020-02-12  0:28       ` Linus Torvalds
2020-02-12  0:47         ` Andrew Morton
2020-02-12  1:03           ` Linus Torvalds
2020-02-12  8:50             ` Russell King - ARM Linux admin
2020-02-13  9:50               ` Lucas Stach
2020-02-13 16:52               ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-02-15 11:25                 ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2020-02-15 16:59                   ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-02-16  9:44                     ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2020-02-16 19:54                       ` Chris Paterson
2020-02-16 20:38                         ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-02-20 14:35                           ` Chris Paterson
2020-02-26 18:04                 ` santosh.shilimkar
2020-02-26 21:01                   ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-02-26 21:11                     ` santosh.shilimkar
2020-03-06 20:34                       ` Nishanth Menon
2020-03-07  1:08                         ` santosh.shilimkar
2020-03-08 10:58                         ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-03-08 14:19                           ` Russell King - ARM Linux admin
2020-03-09 13:33                             ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-03-09 14:04                               ` Russell King - ARM Linux admin
2020-03-09 15:04                                 ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-03-10  9:16                                   ` Michal Hocko
2020-03-09 15:59                           ` Catalin Marinas
2020-03-09 16:09                             ` Russell King - ARM Linux admin
2020-03-09 16:57                               ` Catalin Marinas
2020-03-09 19:46                               ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-03-11 14:29                                 ` Catalin Marinas
2020-03-11 16:59                                   ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-03-11 17:26                                     ` Catalin Marinas
2020-03-11 22:21                                       ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-02-12  3:58         ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-02-12  8:09         ` Michal Hocko
2020-02-17 13:31         ` Pavel Machek
2020-02-12 16:35       ` Johannes Weiner
2020-02-12 18:26         ` Andrew Morton [this message]
2020-02-12 18:52           ` Johannes Weiner
2020-02-12 12:25 ` Yafang Shao
2020-02-12 16:42   ` Johannes Weiner
2020-02-13  1:47     ` Yafang Shao
2020-02-13 13:46       ` Johannes Weiner
2020-02-14  2:02         ` Yafang Shao
2020-02-13 18:34 ` [PATCH v2] " Johannes Weiner
2020-02-14 16:53 ` [PATCH] " kbuild test robot
2020-02-14 21:30 ` kbuild test robot
2020-02-14 21:30 ` [PATCH] vfs: fix boolreturn.cocci warnings kbuild test robot

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