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Date:	Mon, 22 Nov 2010 10:50:44 +0900
From:	Minchan Kim <>
To:	Wu Fengguang <>
Cc:	Andrew Morton <>,
	linux-mm <>,
	LKML <>,
	Rik van Riel <>,
	KOSAKI Motohiro <>,
	Johannes Weiner <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] vmscan: Make move_active_pages_to_lru more generic

Hi Wu,

On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 10:36 AM, Wu Fengguang <> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 21, 2010 at 10:24:56PM +0800, Minchan Kim wrote:
>> Now move_active_pages_to_lru can move pages into active or inactive.
>> if it moves the pages into inactive, it itself can clear PG_acive.
>> It makes the function more generic.
> Do you plan to use this "more generic" function? Because the patch in
> itself makes code slightly less efficient. It adds one "if" test, and
> moves one operation into the spin lock.

I tried to use it in my deactivate page series but couldn't use it due
some problem.
So I don't have a plan to use it. It's just my preference(and I hope
others think like me :) )

I hope function itself would be generic and clear because some people
in future might use it and reference it.
If my change makes big cost, I am not against you. otherwise, I hope
move_active_pages_to_lru become self-contained.

> Thanks,
> Fengguang

Kind regards,
Minchan Kim
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