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Date:	Wed, 18 Sep 2013 13:34:23 +0200
From:	Knut Petersen <Knut_Petersen@...nline.de>
To:	Linux MM <linux-mm@...ck.org>, Rik van Riel <riel@...hat.com>,
	Intel Graphics Development <intel-gfx@...ts.freedesktop.org>,
	Johannes Weiner <hannes@...xchg.org>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	DRI Development <dri-devel@...ts.freedesktop.org>,
	Michal Hocko <mhocko@...e.cz>, Mel Gorman <mgorman@...e.de>,
	Glauber Costa <glommer@...il.com>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
Subject: Re: [Intel-gfx] [PATCH] [RFC] mm/shrinker: Add a shrinker flag to
 always shrink a bit


> Looking at the patch which introduced these error message for you, which
> changed the ->count_objects return value from 0 to SHRINK_STOP your patch
> below to treat 0 and SHRINK_STOP equally simply reverts the functional
> change.

Yes, for i915* it de facto restores the old behaviour.

> I don't think that's the intention behind SHRINK_STOP. But if it's the
> right think to do we better revert the offending commit directly.
But there is other code that also returns SHRINK_STOP. So i believe it´s better to
adapt shrink_slab_node() to handle SHRINK_STOP properly than to revert 81e49f.

>   And since I lack clue I think that's a call for core mm guys to make.

I agree. They´ll probably have to apply some additional changes to
shrink_slab_node(). It really doesn´t look right to me, but they certainly
know better what the code is supposed to do ;-)


cu,
  Knut
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