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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 1/9] mm/vmscan: make active/inactive ratio as 1:1 for anon lru
On Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 02:11:45PM +0900, wrote:
> From: Joonsoo Kim <>
> Current implementation of LRU management for anonymous page has some
> problems. Most important one is that it doesn't protect the workingset,
> that is, pages on the active LRU list. Although, this problem will be
> fixed in the following patchset, the preparation is required and
> this patch does it.
> What following patchset does is to restore workingset protection. In this
> case, newly created or swap-in pages are started their lifetime on the
> inactive list. If inactive list is too small, there is not enough chance
> to be referenced and the page cannot become the workingset.
> In order to provide enough chance to the newly anonymous pages, this patch
> makes active/inactive LRU ratio as 1:1.

Patch 8/9 is a revert of this patch. I assume you did this for the
series to be bisectable and partially revertable, but I'm not sure
keeping only the first and second patch would be safe: they reduce
workingset protection quite dramatically on their own (on a 10G system
from 90% of RAM to 50% e.g.) and likely cause regressions.

So while patch 2 is probably a lot better with patch 1 than without,
it seems a bit unnecessary since we cannot keep patch 2 on its own. We
need the rest of the series to make these changes.

On the other hand, the patch is small and obviously correct. So no
strong feelings either way.

> Signed-off-by: Joonsoo Kim <>

Reviewed-by: Johannes Weiner <>

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