[RFC][-mm PATCH 6/8] Memory controller add per container LRU and reclaim (v3)

Balbir Singh balbir at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Tue Jul 24 05:14:09 PDT 2007


YAMAMOTO Takashi wrote:
> hi,
> 
>> +unsigned long mem_container_isolate_pages(unsigned long nr_to_scan,
>> +					struct list_head *dst,
>> +					unsigned long *scanned, int order,
>> +					int mode, struct zone *z,
>> +					struct mem_container *mem_cont,
>> +					int active)
>> +{
>> +	unsigned long nr_taken = 0;
>> +	struct page *page;
>> +	unsigned long scan;
>> +	LIST_HEAD(mp_list);
>> +	struct list_head *src;
>> +	struct meta_page *mp;
>> +
>> +	if (active)
>> +		src = &mem_cont->active_list;
>> +	else
>> +		src = &mem_cont->inactive_list;
>> +
>> +	for (scan = 0; scan < nr_to_scan && !list_empty(src); scan++) {
>> +		mp = list_entry(src->prev, struct meta_page, lru);
>> +		page = mp->page;
>> +
> 
> - is it safe to pick the lists without mem_cont->lru_lock held?
> 
> - what prevents mem_container_uncharge from freeing this meta_page
>  behind us?
> 
> YAMAMOTO Takashi

Hi, YAMAMOTO,

We do take the lru_lock before deleting the page from the list
and in mem_container_move_lists(). But, I guess like you point
out page = mp->page might not be a safe operation. I'll fix
the problem in the next release.

Thanks for the review,
-- 
	Balbir Singh
	Linux Technology Center
	IBM, ISTL


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