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Date:	Wed, 19 Dec 2012 02:01:19 -0500
From:	Simon Jeons <simon.jeons@...il.com>
To:	Johannes Weiner <hannes@...xchg.org>
Cc:	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Rik van Riel <riel@...hat.com>,
	Michal Hocko <mhocko@...e.cz>, Mel Gorman <mgorman@...e.de>,
	Hugh Dickins <hughd@...gle.com>,
	Satoru Moriya <satoru.moriya@....com>, linux-mm@...ck.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [patch 7/7] mm: reduce rmap overhead for ex-KSM page copies
 created on swap faults

On Mon, 2012-12-17 at 13:12 -0500, Johannes Weiner wrote:
> When ex-KSM pages are faulted from swap cache, the fault handler is
> not capable of re-establishing anon_vma-spanning KSM pages.  In this
> case, a copy of the page is created instead, just like during a COW
> break.
> 
> These freshly made copies are known to be exclusive to the faulting
> VMA and there is no reason to go look for this page in parent and
> sibling processes during rmap operations.
> 
> Use page_add_new_anon_rmap() for these copies.  This also puts them on
> the proper LRU lists and marks them SwapBacked, so we can get rid of
> doing this ad-hoc in the KSM copy code.

Is it just a code cleanup instead of reduce rmap overhead?

> 
> Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@...xchg.org>
> Reviewed-by: Rik van Riel <riel@...hat.com>
> ---
>  mm/ksm.c    | 6 ------
>  mm/memory.c | 5 ++++-
>  2 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/mm/ksm.c b/mm/ksm.c
> index 382d930..7275c74 100644
> --- a/mm/ksm.c
> +++ b/mm/ksm.c
> @@ -1590,13 +1590,7 @@ struct page *ksm_does_need_to_copy(struct page *page,
>  
>  		SetPageDirty(new_page);
>  		__SetPageUptodate(new_page);
> -		SetPageSwapBacked(new_page);
>  		__set_page_locked(new_page);
> -
> -		if (!mlocked_vma_newpage(vma, new_page))
> -			lru_cache_add_lru(new_page, LRU_ACTIVE_ANON);
> -		else
> -			add_page_to_unevictable_list(new_page);
>  	}
>  
>  	return new_page;
> diff --git a/mm/memory.c b/mm/memory.c
> index db2e9e7..7e17eb0 100644
> --- a/mm/memory.c
> +++ b/mm/memory.c
> @@ -3020,7 +3020,10 @@ static int do_swap_page(struct mm_struct *mm, struct vm_area_struct *vma,
>  	}
>  	flush_icache_page(vma, page);
>  	set_pte_at(mm, address, page_table, pte);
> -	do_page_add_anon_rmap(page, vma, address, exclusive);
> +	if (swapcache) /* ksm created a completely new copy */
> +		page_add_new_anon_rmap(page, vma, address);
> +	else
> +		do_page_add_anon_rmap(page, vma, address, exclusive);
>  	/* It's better to call commit-charge after rmap is established */
>  	mem_cgroup_commit_charge_swapin(page, ptr);
>  


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