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authorMel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>2012-01-12 17:19:49 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2012-01-12 20:13:09 -0800
commit0cee34fd72c582b4f8ad8ce00645b75fb4168199 (patch)
parentfe4b1b244bdb96136855f2c694071cb09d140766 (diff)
mm: vmscan: check if reclaim should really abort even if compaction_ready() is true for one zone
If compaction can proceed for a given zone, shrink_zones() does not reclaim any more pages from it. After commit [e0c2327: vmscan: abort reclaim/compaction if compaction can proceed], do_try_to_free_pages() tries to finish as soon as possible once one zone can compact. This was intended to prevent slabs being shrunk unnecessarily but there are side-effects. One is that a small zone that is ready for compaction will abort reclaim even if the chances of successfully allocating a THP from that zone is small. It also means that reclaim can return too early even though sc->nr_to_reclaim pages were not reclaimed. This partially reverts the commit until it is proven that slabs are really being shrunk unnecessarily but preserves the check to return 1 to avoid OOM if reclaim was aborted prematurely. [aarcange@redhat.com: This patch replaces a revert from Andrea] Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de> Reviewed-by: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com> Cc: Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com> Cc: Minchan Kim <minchan.kim@gmail.com> Cc: Dave Jones <davej@redhat.com> Cc: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz> Cc: Andy Isaacson <adi@hexapodia.org> Cc: Nai Xia <nai.xia@gmail.com> Cc: Johannes Weiner <jweiner@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
1 files changed, 9 insertions, 10 deletions
diff --git a/mm/vmscan.c b/mm/vmscan.c
index 3b8ede88239..25f90383b39 100644
--- a/mm/vmscan.c
+++ b/mm/vmscan.c
@@ -2217,7 +2217,8 @@ static inline bool compaction_ready(struct zone *zone, struct scan_control *sc)
* This function returns true if a zone is being reclaimed for a costly
* high-order allocation and compaction is ready to begin. This indicates to
- * the caller that it should retry the allocation or fail.
+ * the caller that it should consider retrying the allocation instead of
+ * further reclaim.
static bool shrink_zones(int priority, struct zonelist *zonelist,
struct scan_control *sc)
@@ -2226,7 +2227,7 @@ static bool shrink_zones(int priority, struct zonelist *zonelist,
struct zone *zone;
unsigned long nr_soft_reclaimed;
unsigned long nr_soft_scanned;
- bool should_abort_reclaim = false;
+ bool aborted_reclaim = false;
for_each_zone_zonelist_nodemask(zone, z, zonelist,
gfp_zone(sc->gfp_mask), sc->nodemask) {
@@ -2252,7 +2253,7 @@ static bool shrink_zones(int priority, struct zonelist *zonelist,
* allocations.
if (compaction_ready(zone, sc)) {
- should_abort_reclaim = true;
+ aborted_reclaim = true;
@@ -2274,7 +2275,7 @@ static bool shrink_zones(int priority, struct zonelist *zonelist,
shrink_zone(priority, zone, sc);
- return should_abort_reclaim;
+ return aborted_reclaim;
static bool zone_reclaimable(struct zone *zone)
@@ -2328,7 +2329,7 @@ static unsigned long do_try_to_free_pages(struct zonelist *zonelist,
struct zoneref *z;
struct zone *zone;
unsigned long writeback_threshold;
- bool should_abort_reclaim;
+ bool aborted_reclaim;
@@ -2340,9 +2341,7 @@ static unsigned long do_try_to_free_pages(struct zonelist *zonelist,
sc->nr_scanned = 0;
if (!priority)
- should_abort_reclaim = shrink_zones(priority, zonelist, sc);
- if (should_abort_reclaim)
- break;
+ aborted_reclaim = shrink_zones(priority, zonelist, sc);
* Don't shrink slabs when reclaiming memory from
@@ -2409,8 +2408,8 @@ out:
if (oom_killer_disabled)
return 0;
- /* Aborting reclaim to try compaction? don't OOM, then */
- if (should_abort_reclaim)
+ /* Aborted reclaim to try compaction? don't OOM, then */
+ if (aborted_reclaim)
return 1;
/* top priority shrink_zones still had more to do? don't OOM, then */