[PATCH 24/27] sched: Remove check that skips small VMAs

From: Mel Gorman
Date: Thu Aug 08 2013 - 10:03:14 EST

task_numa_work skips small VMAs. At the time the logic was to reduce the
scanning overhead which was considerable. It is a dubious hack at best.
It would make much more sense to cache where faults have been observed
and only rescan those regions during subsequent PTE scans. Remove this
hack as motivation to do it properly in the future.

Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@xxxxxxx>
kernel/sched/fair.c | 4 ----
1 file changed, 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/sched/fair.c b/kernel/sched/fair.c
index f07073b..b66c662 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/fair.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/fair.c
@@ -1127,10 +1127,6 @@ void task_numa_work(struct callback_head *work)
if (!vma_migratable(vma))

- /* Skip small VMAs. They are not likely to be of relevance */
- if (vma->vm_end - vma->vm_start < HPAGE_SIZE)
- continue;
do {
start = max(start, vma->vm_start);
end = ALIGN(start + (pages << PAGE_SHIFT), HPAGE_SIZE);

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