[PATCH] VM: rate limit early reclaim
Martin Hicks [Wed, 22 Jun 2005 00:14:43 +0000 (17:14 -0700)]
When early zone reclaim is turned on the LRU is scanned more frequently when a
zone is low on memory.  This limits when the zone reclaim can be called by
skipping the scan if another thread (either via kswapd or sync reclaim) is
already reclaiming from the zone.

Signed-off-by: Martin Hicks <mort@sgi.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

include/linux/mmzone.h
mm/page_alloc.c
mm/vmscan.c

index dfc2452..18fed8b 100644 (file)
@@ -149,6 +149,8 @@ struct zone {
         * as it fails a watermark_ok() in __alloc_pages?
         */
        int                     reclaim_pages;
+       /* A count of how many reclaimers are scanning this zone */
+       atomic_t                reclaim_in_progress;
 
        /*
         * prev_priority holds the scanning priority for this zone.  It is
index a9da20b..2019c1b 100644 (file)
@@ -1738,6 +1738,7 @@ static void __init free_area_init_core(struct pglist_data *pgdat,
                zone->nr_scan_inactive = 0;
                zone->nr_active = 0;
                zone->nr_inactive = 0;
+               atomic_set(&zone->reclaim_in_progress, -1);
                if (!size)
                        continue;
 
index 7da8469..24da725 100644 (file)
@@ -900,7 +900,9 @@ shrink_caches(struct zone **zones, struct scan_control *sc)
                if (zone->all_unreclaimable && sc->priority != DEF_PRIORITY)
                        continue;       /* Let kswapd poll it */
 
+               atomic_inc(&zone->reclaim_in_progress);
                shrink_zone(zone, sc);
+               atomic_dec(&zone->reclaim_in_progress);
        }
 }
  
@@ -1111,7 +1113,9 @@ scan:
                        sc.nr_reclaimed = 0;
                        sc.priority = priority;
                        sc.swap_cluster_max = nr_pages? nr_pages : SWAP_CLUSTER_MAX;
+                       atomic_inc(&zone->reclaim_in_progress);
                        shrink_zone(zone, &sc);
+                       atomic_dec(&zone->reclaim_in_progress);
                        reclaim_state->reclaimed_slab = 0;
                        nr_slab = shrink_slab(sc.nr_scanned, GFP_KERNEL,
                                                lru_pages);
@@ -1354,9 +1358,15 @@ int zone_reclaim(struct zone *zone, unsigned int gfp_mask, unsigned int order)
        else
                sc.swap_cluster_max = SWAP_CLUSTER_MAX;
 
+       /* Don't reclaim the zone if there are other reclaimers active */
+       if (!atomic_inc_and_test(&zone->reclaim_in_progress))
+               goto out;
+
        shrink_zone(zone, &sc);
        total_reclaimed = sc.nr_reclaimed;
 
+ out:
+       atomic_dec(&zone->reclaim_in_progress);
        return total_reclaimed;
 }