Re: [PATCH 12/12] vmscan: Do not writeback pages in direct reclaim

From: Rik van Riel
Date: Tue Jun 15 2010 - 21:40:13 EST

On 06/15/2010 08:39 PM, KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki wrote:

Hmm, or do you recommend no-dirty-page-writeback when a memcg hits limit ?
Maybe we'll see much swaps.

I want to go with this for a while, changing memcg's behavior will took
some amounts of time, there are only a few developpers.

One thing we can do, for kswapd, memcg and direct reclaim alike,
is to tell the flusher threads to flush pages related to a pageout
candidate page to disk.

That way the reclaiming processes can wait on some disk IO to
finish, while the flusher thread takes care of the actual flushing.

That should also fix the "kswapd filesystem IO has really poor IO
patterns" issue.

There's no reason not to fix this issue the right way.

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