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Date:	Mon, 15 Jun 2015 01:43:03 -0400
From:	Rik van Riel <riel@...hat.com>
To:	Leon Romanovsky <leon@...n.nu>,
	Ebru Akagunduz <ebru.akagunduz@...il.com>
CC:	Linux-MM <linux-mm@...ck.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	kirill.shutemov@...ux.intel.com, n-horiguchi@...jp.nec.com,
	aarcange <aarcange@...hat.com>, iamjoonsoo.kim@....com,
	Xiexiuqi <xiexiuqi@...wei.com>, gorcunov@...nvz.org,
	"linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Mel Gorman <mgorman@...e.de>, rientjes@...gle.com,
	Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@...e.cz>,
	aneesh.kumar@...ux.vnet.ibm.com, hughd@...gle.com,
	Johannes Weiner <hannes@...xchg.org>, mhocko@...e.cz,
	boaz@...xistor.com, raindel@...lanox.com
Subject: Re: [RFC 2/3] mm: make optimistic check for swapin readahead

On 06/15/2015 01:40 AM, Leon Romanovsky wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 14, 2015 at 6:04 PM, Ebru Akagunduz
> <ebru.akagunduz@...il.com> wrote:
>> This patch makes optimistic check for swapin readahead
>> to increase thp collapse rate. Before getting swapped
>> out pages to memory, checks them and allows up to a
>> certain number. It also prints out using tracepoints
>> amount of unmapped ptes.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Ebru Akagunduz <ebru.akagunduz@...il.com>

>> @@ -2639,11 +2640,11 @@ static int khugepaged_scan_pmd(struct mm_struct *mm,
>>  {
>>         pmd_t *pmd;
>>         pte_t *pte, *_pte;
>> -       int ret = 0, none_or_zero = 0;
>> +       int ret = 0, none_or_zero = 0, unmapped = 0;
>>         struct page *page;
>>         unsigned long _address;
>>         spinlock_t *ptl;
>> -       int node = NUMA_NO_NODE;
>> +       int node = NUMA_NO_NODE, max_ptes_swap = HPAGE_PMD_NR/8;
> Sorry for asking, my knoweldge of THP is very limited, but why did you
> choose this default value?
> From the discussion followed by your patch
> (https://lkml.org/lkml/2015/2/27/432), I got an impression that it is
> not necessary right value.

I believe that Ebru's main focus for this initial version of
the patch series was to get the _mechanism_ (patch 3) right,
while having a fairly simple policy to drive it.

Any suggestions on when it is a good idea to bring in pages
from swap, and whether to treat resident-in-swap-cache pages
differently from need-to-be-paged-in pages, and what other
factors should be examined, are very welcome...

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