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SubjectRe: [PATCH 14/16] mm/huge_memory: fix comment of page_deferred_list
On 23 Jun 20:26, Miaohe Lin wrote:
> On 2022/6/23 15:24, Muchun Song wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 23, 2022 at 01:06:25AM +0800, Miaohe Lin wrote:
> >> The current comment is confusing because if global or memcg deferred list
> >> in the second tail page is occupied by compound_head, why we still use
> >> page[2].deferred_list here? I think it wants to say that Global or memcg
> >> deferred list in the first tail page is occupied by compound_mapcount and
> >> compound_pincount so we use the second tail page's deferred_list instead.
> >>
> >> Signed-off-by: Miaohe Lin <linmiaohe@huawei.com>
> >> ---
> >> include/linux/huge_mm.h | 4 ++--
> >> 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> >>
> >> diff --git a/include/linux/huge_mm.h b/include/linux/huge_mm.h
> >> index 12b297f9951d..2e8062b3417a 100644
> >> --- a/include/linux/huge_mm.h
> >> +++ b/include/linux/huge_mm.h
> >> @@ -294,8 +294,8 @@ static inline bool thp_migration_supported(void)
> >> static inline struct list_head *page_deferred_list(struct page *page)
> >> {
> >> /*
> >> - * Global or memcg deferred list in the second tail pages is
> >> - * occupied by compound_head.
> >> + * Global or memcg deferred list in the first tail page is
> >> + * occupied by compound_mapcount and compound_pincount.
> >> */
> >
> > The structure of "struct page" seems to have told us the information that
> > we resue the 2nd tail page to be used as deferred_list. I am not sure the
>
> Yes, it does.
>
> > value of those comments. Maybe better to remove them?
>
> IMHO above comment tries to tell us why deferred list in the second tail page is used
> instead of first tail page. But it should be fine to remove the above comments as they
> don't seem to provide much info (thought I'm not really sure).
>
> Thanks.
>

Just a suggestion - feel free to disregard. Maybe we don't need to repeat the
comments in struct page, but maybe a "see organization of tail pages of compound
page in "struct page" definition" would at least point new people to where this
magic 2 comes from. Maybe an obvious place to check after you're familiar with
overloading struct page data for compound pages - but IMO it's not obvious for
newcomers.

> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> >> return &page[2].deferred_list;
> >> }
> >> --
> >> 2.23.0
> >>
> >>
> > .
> >
>

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