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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 5/7] mm: rename and change semantics of nr_indirectly_reclaimable_bytes
On 06/29/2018 11:12 PM, Roman Gushchin wrote:
>> The vmstat counter NR_INDIRECTLY_RECLAIMABLE_BYTES was introduced by commit
>> eb59254608bc ("mm: introduce NR_INDIRECTLY_RECLAIMABLE_BYTES") with the goal of
>> accounting objects that can be reclaimed, but cannot be allocated via a
>> SLAB_RECLAIM_ACCOUNT cache. This is now possible via kmalloc() with
>> __GFP_RECLAIMABLE flag, and the dcache external names user is converted.
>> The counter is however still useful for accounting direct page allocations
>> (i.e. not slab) with a shrinker, such as the ION page pool. So keep it, and:
> Btw, it looks like I've another example of usefulness of this counter:
> dynamic per-cpu data.

Hmm, but are those reclaimable? Most likely not in general? Do you have
examples that are?

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