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Date:   Thu, 05 Apr 2018 13:58:43 -0400
From:   "Zi Yan" <>
To:     "Michal Hocko" <>
Cc:     "Kirill A. Shutemov" <>,
        "Naoya Horiguchi" <>,,
        "Andrew Morton" <>,
        "Vlastimil Babka" <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v1] mm: consider non-anonymous thp as unmovable page

On 5 Apr 2018, at 12:03, Michal Hocko wrote:

> On Thu 05-04-18 18:55:51, Kirill A. Shutemov wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 05, 2018 at 05:05:47PM +0200, Michal Hocko wrote:
>>> On Thu 05-04-18 16:40:45, Kirill A. Shutemov wrote:
>>>> On Thu, Apr 05, 2018 at 02:48:30PM +0200, Michal Hocko wrote:
>>> [...]
>>>>> RIght, I confused the two. What is the proper layer to fix that then?
>>>>> rmap_walk_file?
>>>> Maybe something like this? Totally untested.
>>> This looks way too complex. Why cannot we simply split THP page cache
>>> during migration?
>> This way we unify the codepath for archictures that don't support THP
>> migration and shmem THP.
> But why? There shouldn't be really nothing to prevent THP (anon or
> shemem) to be migratable. If we cannot migrate it at once we can always
> split it. So why should we add another thp specific handling all over
> the place?

Then, it would be much easier if your "unclutter thp migration" patches is merged,
plus the patch below:

diff --git a/mm/migrate.c b/mm/migrate.c
index 60531108021a..b4087aa890f5 100644
--- a/mm/migrate.c
+++ b/mm/migrate.c
@@ -1138,7 +1138,9 @@ static ICE_noinline int unmap_and_move(new_page_t get_new_page,
        int rc = MIGRATEPAGE_SUCCESS;
        struct page *newpage;

-       if (!thp_migration_supported() && PageTransHuge(page))
+       if ((!thp_migration_supported() ||
+            (thp_migration_supported() && !PageAnon(page))) &&
+           PageTransHuge(page))
                return -ENOMEM;

        newpage = get_new_page(page, private)

Best Regards
Yan Zi

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