[PATCH] drain_node_page(): Drain pages in batch units
Christoph Lameter [Thu, 7 Dec 2006 04:33:02 +0000 (20:33 -0800)]
drain_node_pages() currently drains the complete pageset of all pages.  If
there are a large number of pages in the queues then we may hold off
interrupts for too long.

Duplicate the method used in free_hot_cold_page.  Only drain pcp->batch
pages at one time.

Signed-off-by: Christoph Lameter <clameter@sgi.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

mm/page_alloc.c

index a840e70..86f2984 100644 (file)
@@ -685,9 +685,15 @@ void drain_node_pages(int nodeid)
 
                        pcp = &pset->pcp[i];
                        if (pcp->count) {
+                               int to_drain;
+
                                local_irq_save(flags);
-                               free_pages_bulk(zone, pcp->count, &pcp->list, 0);
-                               pcp->count = 0;
+                               if (pcp->count >= pcp->batch)
+                                       to_drain = pcp->batch;
+                               else
+                                       to_drain = pcp->count;
+                               free_pages_bulk(zone, to_drain, &pcp->list, 0);
+                               pcp->count -= to_drain;
                                local_irq_restore(flags);
                        }
                }