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Date:	Mon, 16 May 2016 10:11:26 +0200
From:	Michal Hocko <mhocko@...nel.org>
To:	Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@...e.cz>
Cc:	linux-mm@...ck.org, Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Joonsoo Kim <iamjoonsoo.kim@....com>,
	Rik van Riel <riel@...hat.com>,
	David Rientjes <rientjes@...gle.com>,
	Mel Gorman <mgorman@...hsingularity.net>,
	Johannes Weiner <hannes@...xchg.org>,
	Tetsuo Handa <penguin-kernel@...ove.sakura.ne.jp>,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
Subject: Re: [RFC 11/13] mm, compaction: add the ultimate direct compaction
 priority

On Mon 16-05-16 09:17:11, Vlastimil Babka wrote:
> On 05/13/2016 03:38 PM, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > On Tue 10-05-16 09:36:01, Vlastimil Babka wrote:
[...]
> > > such as hugetlbfs allocations, and reduce some corner-case OOM's for non-costly
> > > allocations.
> > 
> > My testing has shown that even with the current implementation with
> > deferring, skip hints and cached positions had (close to) 100% success
> > rate even with close to OOM conditions.
> 
> Hmm, I thought you at one point said that ignoring skip hints was a large
> improvement, because the current resetting of them is just too fuzzy.

Not in the hugetlb test. But you are right that skip hints resulted in
really fuzzy behavior.
-- 
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs

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