Commit 10316b31 authored by Johannes Weiner's avatar Johannes Weiner Committed by Linus Torvalds
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mm: vmscan: clarify how swappiness, highest priority, memcg interact



A swappiness of 0 has a slightly different meaning for global reclaim
(may swap if file cache really low) and memory cgroup reclaim (never
swap, ever).

In addition, global reclaim at highest priority will scan all LRU lists
equal to their size and ignore other balancing heuristics.  UNLESS
swappiness forbids swapping, then the lists are balanced based on recent
reclaim effectiveness.  UNLESS file cache is running low, then anonymous
pages are force-scanned.

This (total mess of a) behaviour is implicit and not obvious from the
way the code is organized.  At least make it apparent in the code flow
and document the conditions.  It will be it easier to come up with sane
semantics later.
Signed-off-by: default avatarJohannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>
Reviewed-by: default avatarRik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>
Reviewed-by: default avatarSatoru Moriya <satoru.moriya@hds.com>
Reviewed-by: default avatarMichal Hocko <mhocko@suse.cz>
Acked-by: default avatarMel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>
Cc: Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com>
Cc: Simon Jeons <simon.jeons@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
parent d778df51
......@@ -1656,7 +1656,6 @@ static void get_scan_count(struct lruvec *lruvec, struct scan_control *sc,
struct zone_reclaim_stat *reclaim_stat = &lruvec->reclaim_stat;
u64 fraction[2], denominator;
enum lru_list lru;
int noswap = 0;
bool force_scan = false;
struct zone *zone = lruvec_zone(lruvec);
......@@ -1677,13 +1676,38 @@ static void get_scan_count(struct lruvec *lruvec, struct scan_control *sc,
/* If we have no swap space, do not bother scanning anon pages. */
if (!sc->may_swap || (nr_swap_pages <= 0)) {
noswap = 1;
fraction[0] = 0;
fraction[1] = 1;
denominator = 1;
goto out;
}
/*
* Global reclaim will swap to prevent OOM even with no
* swappiness, but memcg users want to use this knob to
* disable swapping for individual groups completely when
* using the memory controller's swap limit feature would be
* too expensive.
*/
if (!global_reclaim(sc) && !vmscan_swappiness(sc)) {
fraction[0] = 0;
fraction[1] = 1;
denominator = 1;
goto out;
}
/*
* Do not apply any pressure balancing cleverness when the
* system is close to OOM, scan both anon and file equally
* (unless the swappiness setting disagrees with swapping).
*/
if (!sc->priority && vmscan_swappiness(sc)) {
fraction[0] = 1;
fraction[1] = 1;
denominator = 1;
goto out;
}
anon = get_lru_size(lruvec, LRU_ACTIVE_ANON) +
get_lru_size(lruvec, LRU_INACTIVE_ANON);
file = get_lru_size(lruvec, LRU_ACTIVE_FILE) +
......@@ -1765,13 +1789,10 @@ out:
unsigned long scan;
size = get_lru_size(lruvec, lru);
if (sc->priority || noswap || !vmscan_swappiness(sc)) {
scan = size >> sc->priority;
if (!scan && force_scan)
scan = min(size, SWAP_CLUSTER_MAX);
scan = div64_u64(scan * fraction[file], denominator);
} else
scan = size;
scan = size >> sc->priority;
if (!scan && force_scan)
scan = min(size, SWAP_CLUSTER_MAX);
scan = div64_u64(scan * fraction[file], denominator);
nr[lru] = scan;
}
}
......
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