mm: fix mlocked page counter mismatch
authorMinChan Kim <minchan.kim@gmail.com>
Wed, 11 Feb 2009 21:04:27 +0000 (13:04 -0800)
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Wed, 11 Feb 2009 22:25:35 +0000 (14:25 -0800)
commit508b9f8efdad123b202b228f71f59feba51e4fb5
tree0da0d842edb168cfb7b883a3148b147dc631c2b9
parent02ac597c9b86af49b2016aa98aee20ab59dbf0d2
mm: fix mlocked page counter mismatch

When I tested following program, I found that the mlocked counter
is strange.  It cannot free some mlocked pages.

It is because try_to_unmap_file() doesn't check real
page mappings in vmas.

That is because the goal of an address_space for a file is to find all
processes into which the file's specific interval is mapped.  It is
related to the file's interval, not to pages.

Even if the page isn't really mapped by the vma, it returns SWAP_MLOCK
since the vma has VM_LOCKED, then calls try_to_mlock_page.  After this the
mlocked counter is increased again.

COWed anon page in a file-backed vma could be a such case.  This patch
resolves it.

-- my test program --

int main()
{
       mlockall(MCL_CURRENT);
       return 0;
}

-- before --

root@barrios-target-linux:~# cat /proc/meminfo | egrep 'Mlo|Unev'
Unevictable:           0 kB
Mlocked:               0 kB

-- after --

root@barrios-target-linux:~# cat /proc/meminfo | egrep 'Mlo|Unev'
Unevictable:           8 kB
Mlocked:               8 kB

Signed-off-by: MinChan Kim <minchan.kim@gmail.com>
Acked-by: Lee Schermerhorn <lee.schermerhorn@hp.com>
Acked-by: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com>
Tested-by: Lee Schermerhorn <lee.schermerhorn@hp.com>
Cc: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
mm/rmap.c