Commit 494de900 authored by Mel Gorman's avatar Mel Gorman Committed by Linus Torvalds

Do not overwrite nr_zones on !NUMA when initialising zlcache_ptr

The non-NUMA case of build_zonelist_cache() would initialize the
zlcache_ptr for both node_zonelists[] to NULL.

Which is problematic, since non-NUMA only has a single node_zonelists[]
entry, and trying to zero the non-existent second one just overwrote the
nr_zones field instead.

As kswapd uses this value to determine what reclaim work is necessary,
the result is that kswapd never reclaims.  This causes processes to
stall frequently in low-memory situations as they always direct reclaim.
This patch initialises zlcache_ptr correctly.
Signed-off-by: default avatarMel Gorman <>
Tested-by: default avatarDan Williams <>
[ Simplified patch a bit ]
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent c461a973
......@@ -2328,7 +2328,6 @@ static void build_zonelists(pg_data_t *pgdat)
static void build_zonelist_cache(pg_data_t *pgdat)
pgdat->node_zonelists[0].zlcache_ptr = NULL;
pgdat->node_zonelists[1].zlcache_ptr = NULL;
#endif /* CONFIG_NUMA */
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