lists.openwall.net   lists  /  announce  owl-users  owl-dev  john-users  john-dev  passwdqc-users  yescrypt  popa3d-users  /  oss-security  kernel-hardening  musl  sabotage  tlsify  passwords  /  crypt-dev  xvendor  /  Bugtraq  Full-Disclosure  linux-kernel  linux-netdev  linux-ext4  PHC 
Open Source and information security mailing list archives
 
Hash Suite: Windows password security audit tool. GUI, reports in PDF.
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date:	Sun, 4 Apr 2010 23:19:06 +0900 (JST)
From:	KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@...fujitsu.com>
To:	Shaohua Li <shaohua.li@...el.com>
Cc:	kosaki.motohiro@...fujitsu.com,
	"linux-mm@...ck.org" <linux-mm@...ck.org>,
	"linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	"akpm@...ux-foundation.org" <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	"Wu, Fengguang" <fengguang.wu@...el.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH]vmscan: handle underflow for get_scan_ratio

> On Fri, Apr 02, 2010 at 05:14:38PM +0800, KOSAKI Motohiro wrote:
> > > > > This patch makes a lot of sense than previous. however I think <1% anon ratio
> > > > > shouldn't happen anyway because file lru doesn't have reclaimable pages.
> > > > > <1% seems no good reclaim rate.
> > > > 
> > > > Oops, the above mention is wrong. sorry. only 1 page is still too big.
> > > > because under streaming io workload, the number of scanning anon pages should
> > > > be zero. this is very strong requirement. if not, backup operation will makes
> > > > a lot of swapping out.
> > > Sounds there is no big impact for the workload which you mentioned with the patch.
> > > please see below descriptions.
> > > I updated the description of the patch as fengguang suggested.
> > 
> > Umm.. sorry, no.
> > 
> > "one fix but introduce another one bug" is not good deal. instead, 
> > I'll revert the guilty commit at first as akpm mentioned.
> Even we revert the commit, the patch still has its benefit, as it increases
> calculation precision, right?

no, you shouldn't ignore the regression case.

If we can remove the streaming io corner case by another patch, this patch
can be considered to merge.

thanks.


--
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@...r.kernel.org
More majordomo info at  http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at  http://www.tux.org/lkml/

Powered by blists - more mailing lists