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Date:	Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:22:49 +0100
From:	Mel Gorman <mgorman@...e.de>
To:	Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@...e.cz>
Cc:	linux-mm@...ck.org, Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	David Rientjes <rientjes@...gle.com>,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, Minchan Kim <minchan@...nel.org>,
	Joonsoo Kim <iamjoonsoo.kim@....com>,
	Michal Nazarewicz <mina86@...a86.com>,
	Naoya Horiguchi <n-horiguchi@...jp.nec.com>,
	Christoph Lameter <cl@...ux.com>,
	Rik van Riel <riel@...hat.com>,
	Zhang Yanfei <zhangyanfei@...fujitsu.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH V4 03/15] mm, compaction: do not count compact_stall if
 all zones skipped compaction

On Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 03:48:11PM +0200, Vlastimil Babka wrote:
> The compact_stall vmstat counter counts the number of allocations stalled by
> direct compaction. It does not count when all attempted zones had deferred
> compaction, but it does count when all zones skipped compaction. The skipping
> is decided based on very early check of compaction_suitable(), based on
> watermarks and memory fragmentation. Therefore it makes sense not to count
> skipped compactions as stalls. Moreover, compact_success or compact_fail is
> also already not being counted when compaction was skipped, so this patch
> changes the compact_stall counting to match the other two.
> 
> Additionally, restructure __alloc_pages_direct_compact() code for better
> readability.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@...e.cz>
> Cc: Minchan Kim <minchan@...nel.org>
> Cc: Mel Gorman <mgorman@...e.de>
> Cc: Joonsoo Kim <iamjoonsoo.kim@....com>
> Cc: Michal Nazarewicz <mina86@...a86.com>
> Cc: Naoya Horiguchi <n-horiguchi@...jp.nec.com>
> Cc: Christoph Lameter <cl@...ux.com>
> Cc: Rik van Riel <riel@...hat.com>
> Cc: David Rientjes <rientjes@...gle.com>

Acked-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@...e.de>

-- 
Mel Gorman
SUSE Labs
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