Re: [RFC] restore user defined min_free_kbytes when disabling thp

From: Mel Gorman
Date: Tue Jan 21 2014 - 05:24:01 EST

On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 05:38:59PM +0800, Han Pingtian wrote:
> The testcase 'thp04' of LTP will enable THP, do some testing, then
> disable it if it wasn't enabled. But this will leave a different value
> of min_free_kbytes if it has been set by admin. So I think it's better
> to restore the user defined value after disabling THP.

Then have LTP record what min_free_kbytes was at the same time THP was
enabled by the test and restore both settings. It leaves a window where
an admin can set an alternative value during the test but that would also
invalidate the test in same cases and gets filed under "don't do that".

Mel Gorman
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