path: root/mm/page_io.c
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authorHugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com>2009-01-06 22:39:36 (GMT)
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2009-01-06 23:59:03 (GMT)
commita2c43eed8334e878702fca713b212ae2a11d84b9 (patch)
tree4eb3f9b9153df5e7a638b15a6f7c9aa924066a94 /mm/page_io.c
parent7b1fe59793e61f826bef053107b57b23954833bb (diff)
mm: try_to_free_swap replaces remove_exclusive_swap_page
remove_exclusive_swap_page(): its problem is in living up to its name. It doesn't matter if someone else has a reference to the page (raised page_count); it doesn't matter if the page is mapped into userspace (raised page_mapcount - though that hints it may be worth keeping the swap): all that matters is that there be no more references to the swap (and no writeback in progress). swapoff (try_to_unuse) has been removing pages from swapcache for years, with no concern for page count or page mapcount, and we used to have a comment in lookup_swap_cache() recognizing that: if you go for a page of swapcache, you'll get the right page, but it could have been removed from swapcache by the time you get page lock. So, give up asking for exclusivity: get rid of remove_exclusive_swap_page(), and remove_exclusive_swap_page_ref() and remove_exclusive_swap_page_count() which were spawned for the recent LRU work: replace them by the simpler try_to_free_swap() which just checks page_swapcount(). Similarly, remove the page_count limitation from free_swap_and_count(), but assume that it's worth holding on to the swap if page is mapped and swap nowhere near full. Add a vm_swap_full() test in free_swap_cache()? It would be consistent, but I think we probably have enough for now. Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com> Cc: Lee Schermerhorn <lee.schermerhorn@hp.com> Cc: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com> Cc: Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au> Cc: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com> Cc: Robin Holt <holt@sgi.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'mm/page_io.c')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/mm/page_io.c b/mm/page_io.c
index d277a80..dc6ce0a 100644
--- a/mm/page_io.c
+++ b/mm/page_io.c
@@ -98,7 +98,7 @@ int swap_writepage(struct page *page, struct writeback_control *wbc)
struct bio *bio;
int ret = 0, rw = WRITE;
- if (remove_exclusive_swap_page(page)) {
+ if (try_to_free_swap(page)) {
goto out;

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