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SubjectRe: [RFC 2/3] mm: Add a new page flag PageLayzyFree() for MADV_FREE
On Sun, Mar 15, 2020 at 10:54:03AM +0200, Mika Penttil?? wrote:
>On 15.3.2020 10.18, Wei Yang wrote:
>> On Fri, Feb 28, 2020 at 11:38:18AM +0800, Huang, Ying wrote:
>> > From: Huang Ying <>
>> >
>> > Now !PageSwapBacked() is used as the flag for the pages freed lazily
>> > via MADV_FREE. This isn't obvious enough. So Dave suggested to add a
>> > new page flag for that to improve the code readability.
>> I am confused with the usage of PageSwapBacked().
>> Previously I thought this flag means the page is swapin, set in
>> swapin_readahead(). While I found page_add_new_anon_rmap() would set it too.
>> This means every anon page would carry this flag. Then what is this flag
>> means?
>But not all PageSwapBacked() pages are anon, like shmem.

Yes, while it looks shmem is the only exception.

I am still struggling to understand the meaning of this flag.


Wei Yang
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