mm: compaction: handle active and inactive fairly in too_many_isolated
Minchan Kim [Thu, 9 Sep 2010 23:38:00 +0000 (16:38 -0700)]
Iram reported that compaction's too_many_isolated() loops forever.
(http://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-mm/msg08123.html)

The meminfo when the situation happened was inactive anon is zero.  That's
because the system has no memory pressure until then.  While all anon
pages were in the active lru, compaction could select active lru as well
as inactive lru.  That's a different thing from vmscan's isolated.  So we
has been two too_many_isolated.

While compaction can isolate pages in both active and inactive, current
implementation of too_many_isolated only considers inactive.  It made
Iram's problem.

This patch handles active and inactive fairly.  That's because we can't
expect where from and how many compaction would isolated pages.

This patch changes (nr_isolated > nr_inactive) with
nr_isolated > (nr_active + nr_inactive) / 2.

Signed-off-by: Minchan Kim <minchan.kim@gmail.com>
Reported-by: Iram Shahzad <iram.shahzad@jp.fujitsu.com>
Acked-by: Mel Gorman <mel@csn.ul.ie>
Acked-by: Wu Fengguang <fengguang.wu@intel.com>
Cc: <stable@kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

mm/compaction.c

index 94cce51..4d709ee 100644 (file)
@@ -214,15 +214,16 @@ static void acct_isolated(struct zone *zone, struct compact_control *cc)
 /* Similar to reclaim, but different enough that they don't share logic */
 static bool too_many_isolated(struct zone *zone)
 {
-
-       unsigned long inactive, isolated;
+       unsigned long active, inactive, isolated;
 
        inactive = zone_page_state(zone, NR_INACTIVE_FILE) +
                                        zone_page_state(zone, NR_INACTIVE_ANON);
+       active = zone_page_state(zone, NR_ACTIVE_FILE) +
+                                       zone_page_state(zone, NR_ACTIVE_ANON);
        isolated = zone_page_state(zone, NR_ISOLATED_FILE) +
                                        zone_page_state(zone, NR_ISOLATED_ANON);
 
-       return isolated > inactive;
+       return isolated > (inactive + active) / 2;
 }
 
 /*