vmscan: kswapd: don't retry balance_pgdat() if all zones are unreclaimable
KOSAKI Motohiro [Sat, 16 Jan 2010 01:01:25 +0000 (17:01 -0800)]
Commit f50de2d3 (vmscan: have kswapd sleep for a short interval and double
check it should be asleep) can cause kswapd to enter an infinite loop if
running on a single-CPU system.  If all zones are unreclaimble,
sleeping_prematurely return 1 and kswapd will call balance_pgdat() again.
but it's totally meaningless, balance_pgdat() doesn't anything against
unreclaimable zone!

Signed-off-by: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com>
Cc: Mel Gorman <mel@csn.ul.ie>
Reported-by: Will Newton <will.newton@gmail.com>
Reviewed-by: Minchan Kim <minchan.kim@gmail.com>
Reviewed-by: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>
Tested-by: Will Newton <will.newton@gmail.com>
Reviewed-by: Wu Fengguang <fengguang.wu@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

mm/vmscan.c

index 885207a..c26986c 100644 (file)
@@ -1922,6 +1922,9 @@ static int sleeping_prematurely(pg_data_t *pgdat, int order, long remaining)
                if (!populated_zone(zone))
                        continue;
 
+               if (zone_is_all_unreclaimable(zone))
+                       continue;
+
                if (!zone_watermark_ok(zone, order, high_wmark_pages(zone),
                                                                0, 0))
                        return 1;