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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm: don't show nr_indirectly_reclaimable in /proc/vmstat
On Thu, 26 Apr 2018, Michal Hocko wrote:

> > Don't show nr_indirectly_reclaimable in /proc/vmstat,
> > because there is no need in exporting this vm counter
> > to the userspace, and some changes are expected
> > in reclaimable object accounting, which can alter
> > this counter.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Roman Gushchin <guro@fb.com>
> > Cc: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>
> > Cc: Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org>
> > Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
> > Cc: Alexander Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
> > Cc: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
> > Cc: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>
>
> This is quite a hack. I would much rather revert the counter and fixed
> it the way Vlastimil has proposed. But if there is a strong opposition
> to the revert then this is probably the simples thing to do. Therefore
>

Implementing this counter as a vmstat doesn't make much sense based on how
it's used. Do you have a link to what Vlastimil proposed? I haven't seen
mention of alternative ideas.

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