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Date:   Mon, 23 Mar 2020 13:22:48 -0700
From:   Matthew Wilcox <willy@...radead.org>
To:     Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
Cc:     "Matthew Wilcox (Oracle)" <willy@...radead.org>,
        linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org, linux-mm@...ck.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-btrfs@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-erofs@...ts.ozlabs.org, linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-f2fs-devel@...ts.sourceforge.net, cluster-devel@...hat.com,
        ocfs2-devel@....oracle.com, linux-xfs@...r.kernel.org,
        Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>,
        William Kucharski <william.kucharski@...cle.com>
Subject: [PATCH v10 14/25] mm: Document why we don't set PageReadahead

From: "Matthew Wilcox (Oracle)" <willy@...radead.org>

If the page is already in cache, we don't set PageReadahead on it.

Signed-off-by: Matthew Wilcox (Oracle) <willy@...radead.org>
Reviewed-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>
Reviewed-by: William Kucharski <william.kucharski@...cle.com>
---
 mm/readahead.c | 9 ++++++---
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/mm/readahead.c b/mm/readahead.c
index ae231a5312cb..73cb59ed5cff 100644
--- a/mm/readahead.c
+++ b/mm/readahead.c
@@ -195,9 +195,12 @@ void page_cache_readahead_unbounded(struct address_space *mapping,
 
 		if (page && !xa_is_value(page)) {
 			/*
-			 * Page already present?  Kick off the current batch of
-			 * contiguous pages before continuing with the next
-			 * batch.
+			 * Page already present?  Kick off the current batch
+			 * of contiguous pages before continuing with the
+			 * next batch.  This page may be the one we would
+			 * have intended to mark as Readahead, but we don't
+			 * have a stable reference to this page, and it's
+			 * not worth getting one just for that.
 			 */
 			read_pages(&rac, &page_pool, true);
 			continue;
-- 
2.25.1

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