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Date:   Wed, 25 Jan 2017 17:08:38 +0530
From:   Vinayak Menon <>
        Vinayak Menon <>
Subject: [PATCH] mm: vmscan: do not pass reclaimed slab to vmpressure

It is noticed that during a global reclaim the memory
reclaimed via shrinking the slabs can sometimes result
in reclaimed pages being greater than the scanned pages
in shrink_node. When this is passed to vmpressure, the
unsigned arithmetic results in the pressure value to be
huge, thus resulting in a critical event being sent to
root cgroup. Fix this by not passing the reclaimed slab
count to vmpressure, with the assumption that vmpressure
should show the actual pressure on LRU which is now
diluted by adding reclaimed slab without a corresponding
scanned value.

Signed-off-by: Vinayak Menon <>
 mm/vmscan.c | 10 +++++-----
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/mm/vmscan.c b/mm/vmscan.c
index 947ab6f..37c4486 100644
--- a/mm/vmscan.c
+++ b/mm/vmscan.c
@@ -2594,16 +2594,16 @@ static bool shrink_node(pg_data_t *pgdat, struct scan_control *sc)
 				    sc->nr_scanned - nr_scanned,
-		if (reclaim_state) {
-			sc->nr_reclaimed += reclaim_state->reclaimed_slab;
-			reclaim_state->reclaimed_slab = 0;
-		}
 		/* Record the subtree's reclaim efficiency */
 		vmpressure(sc->gfp_mask, sc->target_mem_cgroup, true,
 			   sc->nr_scanned - nr_scanned,
 			   sc->nr_reclaimed - nr_reclaimed);
+		if (reclaim_state) {
+			sc->nr_reclaimed += reclaim_state->reclaimed_slab;
+			reclaim_state->reclaimed_slab = 0;
+		}
 		if (sc->nr_reclaimed - nr_reclaimed)
 			reclaimable = true;
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