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authorAndrea Arcangeli <>2011-01-13 15:46:47 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <>2011-01-13 17:32:41 -0800
commit3f04f62f90d46a82dd73027c5fd7a15daed5c33d (patch)
treec267f1bdde3f3a7b2a8b52347fa5ad6053cff435 /virt
parentbae9c19bf12bb2a914a8e530270f41d36cc87c63 (diff)
thp: split_huge_page paging
Paging logic that splits the page before it is unmapped and added to swap to ensure backwards compatibility with the legacy swap code. Eventually swap should natively pageout the hugepages to increase performance and decrease seeking and fragmentation of swap space. swapoff can just skip over huge pmd as they cannot be part of swap yet. In add_to_swap be careful to split the page only if we got a valid swap entry so we don't split hugepages with a full swap. In theory we could split pages before isolating them during the lru scan, but for khugepaged to be safe, I'm relying on either mmap_sem write mode, or PG_lock taken, so split_huge_page has to run either with mmap_sem read/write mode or PG_lock taken. Calling it from isolate_lru_page would make locking more complicated, in addition to that split_huge_page would deadlock if called by __isolate_lru_page because it has to take the lru lock to add the tail pages. Signed-off-by: Andrea Arcangeli <> Acked-by: Mel Gorman <> Acked-by: Rik van Riel <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
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