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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3] mm, drm/i915: mark pinned shmemfs pages as unevictable
On Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 10:19 PM Dave Hansen <> wrote:
> On 10/31/18 1:19 AM, wrote:
> > -These are currently used in two places in the kernel:
> > +These are currently used in three places in the kernel:
> >
> > (1) By ramfs to mark the address spaces of its inodes when they are created,
> > and this mark remains for the life of the inode.
> > @@ -154,6 +154,8 @@ These are currently used in two places in the kernel:
> > swapped out; the application must touch the pages manually if it wants to
> > ensure they're in memory.
> >
> > + (3) By the i915 driver to mark pinned address space until it's unpinned.
> mlock() and ramfs usage are pretty easy to track down. /proc/$pid/smaps
> or /proc/meminfo can show us mlock() and good ol' 'df' and friends can
> show us ramfs the extent of pinned memory.
> With these, if we see "Unevictable" in meminfo bump up, we at least have
> a starting point to find the cause.
> Do we have an equivalent for i915?

AFAIK, there is no way to get i915 unevictable page count, some
modification to i915 debugfs is required.

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