Re: Should a swapped out page be deleted from swap cache?

From: Hugh Dickins
Date: Tue Feb 19 2013 - 13:57:18 EST

On Tue, 19 Feb 2013, Ric Mason wrote:
> There is a call of try_to_free_swap in function swap_writepage, if
> swap_writepage is call from shrink_page_list path, PageSwapCache(page) ==
> trure, PageWriteback(page) maybe false, page_swapcount(page) == 0, then will
> delete the page from swap cache and free swap slot, where I miss?

That's correct. PageWriteback is sure to be false there. page_swapcount
usually won't be 0 there, but sometimes it will be, and in that case we
do want to delete from swap cache and free the swap slot.

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