1. 11 May, 2012 1 commit
    • Hugh Dickins's avatar
      mm: raise MemFree by reverting percpu_pagelist_fraction to 0 · 1b76b02f
      Hugh Dickins authored
      Why is there less MemFree than there used to be?  It perturbed a test,
      so I've just been bisecting linux-next, and now find the offender went
      upstream yesterday.
      Commit 93278814
       "mm: fix division by 0 in percpu_pagelist_fraction()"
      mistakenly initialized percpu_pagelist_fraction to the sysctl's minimum 8,
      which leaves 1/8th of memory on percpu lists (on each cpu??); but most of
      us expect it to be left unset at 0 (and it's not then used as a divisor).
        MemTotal: 8061476kB  8061476kB  8061476kB  8061476kB  8061476kB  8061476kB
        Repetitive test with percpu_pagelist_fraction 8:
        MemFree:  6948420kB  6237172kB  6949696kB  6840692kB  6949048kB  6862984kB
        Same test with percpu_pagelist_fraction back to 0:
        MemFree:  7945000kB  7944908kB  7948568kB  7949060kB  7948796kB  7948812kB
      Signed-off-by: default avatarHugh Dickins <hughd@google.com>
      [ We really should fix the crazy sysctl interface too, but that's a
        separate thing - Linus ]
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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