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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH] mm/vmscan: remove two un-needed mem_cgroup_page_lruvec() call
On Sun, 16 Feb 2014, Weijie Yang wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 16, 2014 at 12:00 PM, Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com> wrote:
> > On Sun, 16 Feb 2014, Weijie Yang wrote:
> >
> >> In putback_inactive_pages() and move_active_pages_to_lru(),
> >> lruvec is already an input parameter and pages are all from this lruvec,
> >> therefore there is no need to call mem_cgroup_page_lruvec() in loop.
> >>
> >> Signed-off-by: Weijie Yang <weijie.yang@samsung.com>
> >
> > Looks plausible but I believe it's incorrect. The lruvec passed in
> > is the one we took the pages from, but there's a small but real chance
> > that the page has become uncharged meanwhile, and should now be put back
> > on the root_mem_cgroup's lruvec instead of the original memcg's lruvec.
>
> Hi Hugh,
>
> Thanks for your review.
> Frankly speaking, I am not very sure about it, that is why I add a RFC tag here.
> So, do we need update the reclaim_stat meanwhile as we change the lruvec?

No, it's not worth bothering about, it's only for stats and this is an
unlikely case; whereas wrong memcg can be a significant correctness issue.

Hugh


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