1. 16 Oct, 2007 1 commit
    • KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki's avatar
      memory unplug: page isolation · a5d76b54
      KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki authored
      Implement generic chunk-of-pages isolation method by using page grouping ops.
      
      This patch add MIGRATE_ISOLATE to MIGRATE_TYPES. By this
       - MIGRATE_TYPES increases.
       - bitmap for migratetype is enlarged.
      
      pages of MIGRATE_ISOLATE migratetype will not be allocated even if it is free.
      By this, you can isolated *freed* pages from users. How-to-free pages is not
      a purpose of this patch. You may use reclaim and migrate codes to free pages.
      
      If start_isolate_page_range(start,end) is called,
       - migratetype of the range turns to be MIGRATE_ISOLATE  if
         its type is MIGRATE_MOVABLE. (*) this check can be updated if other
         memory reclaiming works make progress.
       - MIGRATE_ISOLATE is not on migratetype fallback list.
       - All free pages and will-be-freed pages are isolated.
      To check all pages in the range are isolated or not,  use test_pages_isolated(),
      To cancel isolation, use undo_isolate_page_range().
      
      Changes V6 -> V7
       - removed unnecessary #ifdef
      
      There are HOLES_IN_ZONE handling codes...I'm glad if we can remove them..
      Signed-off-by: default avatarYasunori Goto <y-goto@jp.fujitsu.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarKAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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