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From: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
To: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>
Cc: Minchan Kim <minchan@kernel.org>,
	Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>,
	Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-mm@kvack.org
Subject: Re: [patch v2] mm, vmscan: avoid thrashing anon lru when free + file is low
Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2017 13:36:37 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20170602133637.7f6b49fbb740fb70e3b2307d@linux-foundation.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <alpine.DEB.2.10.1705011432220.137835@chino.kir.corp.google.com>

On Mon, 1 May 2017 14:34:21 -0700 (PDT) David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com> wrote:

> The purpose of the code that commit 623762517e23 ("revert 'mm: vmscan: do
> not swap anon pages just because free+file is low'") reintroduces is to
> prefer swapping anonymous memory rather than trashing the file lru.
> 
> If the anonymous inactive lru for the set of eligible zones is considered
> low, however, or the length of the list for the given reclaim priority
> does not allow for effective anonymous-only reclaiming, then avoid
> forcing SCAN_ANON.  Forcing SCAN_ANON will end up thrashing the small
> list and leave unreclaimed memory on the file lrus.
> 
> If the inactive list is insufficient, fallback to balanced reclaim so the
> file lru doesn't remain untouched.
> 

--- a/mm/vmscan.c~mm-vmscan-avoid-thrashing-anon-lru-when-free-file-is-low-fix
+++ a/mm/vmscan.c
@@ -2233,7 +2233,7 @@ static void get_scan_count(struct lruvec
 			 * anonymous pages on the LRU in eligible zones.
 			 * Otherwise, the small LRU gets thrashed.
 			 */
-			if (!inactive_list_is_low(lruvec, false, sc, false) &&
+			if (!inactive_list_is_low(lruvec, false, memcg, sc, false) &&
 			    lruvec_lru_size(lruvec, LRU_INACTIVE_ANON, sc->reclaim_idx)
 					>> sc->priority) {
 				scan_balance = SCAN_ANON;

Worried.  Did you send the correct version?

  parent reply	other threads:[~2017-06-02 20:36 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 19+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-04-18  0:06 [patch] " David Rientjes
2017-04-18  1:36 ` Minchan Kim
2017-04-18 21:32   ` David Rientjes
2017-04-19  0:14     ` Minchan Kim
2017-04-19 23:24       ` David Rientjes
2017-04-20  6:09         ` Minchan Kim
2017-05-01 21:34           ` [patch v2] " David Rientjes
2017-05-02  8:02             ` Michal Hocko
2017-05-02 20:41               ` David Rientjes
2017-05-03  6:15                 ` Michal Hocko
2017-05-03  7:06                   ` Michal Hocko
2017-05-03  8:49                     ` Michal Hocko
2017-05-03 22:52                       ` David Rientjes
2017-05-04 11:43                         ` Michal Hocko
2017-05-31 15:20             ` Michal Hocko
2017-06-02 20:36             ` Andrew Morton [this message]
2017-06-04 22:27               ` David Rientjes
2017-04-19  7:04     ` [patch] " Michal Hocko
2017-04-18  7:11 ` Michal Hocko

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