[v2,2/3] mm: remove superfluous __ClearPageActive()
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Message ID 20200818184704.3625199-2-yuzhao@google.com
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Commit 2621631eb45b2ba11cf9974e30b30cf5b88eac9b
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  • [v2,1/3] mm: remove activate_page() from unuse_pte()
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Yu Zhao Aug. 18, 2020, 6:47 p.m. UTC
To activate a page, mark_page_accessed() always holds a reference
on it. It either gets a new reference when adding a page to
lru_pvecs.activate_page or reuses an existing one it previously
got when it added a page to lru_pvecs.lru_add. So it doesn't call
SetPageActive() on a page that doesn't have any reference left.
Therefore, the race is impossible these days (I didn't brother to
dig into its history).

For other paths, namely reclaim and migration, a reference count is
always held while calling SetPageActive() on a page.

SetPageSlabPfmemalloc() also uses SetPageActive(), but it's irrelevant
to LRU pages.

Signed-off-by: Yu Zhao <yuzhao@google.com>
---
 mm/memremap.c | 2 --
 mm/swap.c     | 2 --
 2 files changed, 4 deletions(-)

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Yang Shi Aug. 19, 2020, 11:04 p.m. UTC | #1
On Tue, Aug 18, 2020 at 11:47 AM Yu Zhao <yuzhao@google.com> wrote:
>
> To activate a page, mark_page_accessed() always holds a reference
> on it. It either gets a new reference when adding a page to
> lru_pvecs.activate_page or reuses an existing one it previously
> got when it added a page to lru_pvecs.lru_add. So it doesn't call
> SetPageActive() on a page that doesn't have any reference left.
> Therefore, the race is impossible these days (I didn't brother to
> dig into its history).
>
> For other paths, namely reclaim and migration, a reference count is
> always held while calling SetPageActive() on a page.
>
> SetPageSlabPfmemalloc() also uses SetPageActive(), but it's irrelevant
> to LRU pages.

Seems fine to me. Reviewed-by: Yang Shi <shy828301@gmail.com>

>
> Signed-off-by: Yu Zhao <yuzhao@google.com>
> ---
>  mm/memremap.c | 2 --
>  mm/swap.c     | 2 --
>  2 files changed, 4 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/mm/memremap.c b/mm/memremap.c
> index 03e38b7a38f1..3a06eb91cb59 100644
> --- a/mm/memremap.c
> +++ b/mm/memremap.c
> @@ -451,8 +451,6 @@ void free_devmap_managed_page(struct page *page)
>                 return;
>         }
>
> -       /* Clear Active bit in case of parallel mark_page_accessed */
> -       __ClearPageActive(page);
>         __ClearPageWaiters(page);
>
>         mem_cgroup_uncharge(page);
> diff --git a/mm/swap.c b/mm/swap.c
> index 25c4043491b3..999a84dbe12c 100644
> --- a/mm/swap.c
> +++ b/mm/swap.c
> @@ -900,8 +900,6 @@ void release_pages(struct page **pages, int nr)
>                         del_page_from_lru_list(page, lruvec, page_off_lru(page));
>                 }
>
> -               /* Clear Active bit in case of parallel mark_page_accessed */
> -               __ClearPageActive(page);
>                 __ClearPageWaiters(page);
>
>                 list_add(&page->lru, &pages_to_free);
> --
> 2.28.0.220.ged08abb693-goog
>
>

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diff --git a/mm/memremap.c b/mm/memremap.c
index 03e38b7a38f1..3a06eb91cb59 100644
--- a/mm/memremap.c
+++ b/mm/memremap.c
@@ -451,8 +451,6 @@  void free_devmap_managed_page(struct page *page)
 		return;
 	}
 
-	/* Clear Active bit in case of parallel mark_page_accessed */
-	__ClearPageActive(page);
 	__ClearPageWaiters(page);
 
 	mem_cgroup_uncharge(page);
diff --git a/mm/swap.c b/mm/swap.c
index 25c4043491b3..999a84dbe12c 100644
--- a/mm/swap.c
+++ b/mm/swap.c
@@ -900,8 +900,6 @@  void release_pages(struct page **pages, int nr)
 			del_page_from_lru_list(page, lruvec, page_off_lru(page));
 		}
 
-		/* Clear Active bit in case of parallel mark_page_accessed */
-		__ClearPageActive(page);
 		__ClearPageWaiters(page);
 
 		list_add(&page->lru, &pages_to_free);