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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm: compare MIGRATE_ISOLATE selectively
> On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 04:49:44PM +0100, Michal Nazarewicz wrote:
>> Perhaps “is_migrate_isolate” to match already existing “is_migrate_cma”?

On Fri, Dec 21 2012, Minchan Kim wrote:
> Good poking. In fact, while I made this patch, I was very tempted by renaming
> is_migrate_cma to cma_pageblock.
> is_migrate_cma(mt)
> I don't know who start to use "mt" instead of "migratetype" but anyway, it's
> not a good idea.
> is_migrate_cma(migratetype)
> It's very clear for me because migratetype is per pageblock, we can know the
> function works per pageblock unit.
>> Especially as the “mt_isolated_pageblock” sound confusing to me, it
>> implies that it works on pageblocks which it does not.
> migratetype works on pageblock.

migratetype is a number, which can be assigned to a pageblock. In some
transitional cases, the migratetype associated with a page can differ
from the migratetype associated with the pageblock the page is in. As
such, I think it's confusing to add “pageblock” to the name of the
function which does not read migratetype from pageblock but rather
operates on the number it is provided.

> I admit mt is really dirty but I used page_alloc.c already has lots of
> mt, SIGH.

I don't really have an issue with “mt” myself, especially since the few
times “mt” is used in page_alloc.c it is a local variable which I don't
think needs a long descriptive name since context is all there.

> How about this?
> 1. Let's change all "mt" with "migratetype" again.
> 2. use is_migrate_isolate and is_migrate_cma for "migratetype".
> 3. use is_migrate_isolate_page instead of page_isolated_pageblock for
> "page".

Like I've said. Personally I don't really think 1 is needed, but 2 and
3 look good to me.

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