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Subject[v3 PATCH 2/2] mm: swap: use smp_mb__after_atomic() to order LRU bit set
Memory barrier is needed after setting LRU bit, but smp_mb() is too
strong. Some architectures, i.e. x86, imply memory barrier with atomic
operations, so replacing it with smp_mb__after_atomic() sounds better,
which is nop on strong ordered machines, and full memory barriers on
others. With this change the vm-calability cases would perform better
on x86, I saw total 6% improvement with this patch and previous inline

The test data (lru-file-readtwice throughput) against v5.6-rc4:
mainline w/ inline fix w/ both (adding this)
150MB 154MB 159MB

Fixes: 9c4e6b1a7027 ("mm, mlock, vmscan: no more skipping pagevecs")
Acked-by: Vlastimil Babka <>
Reviewed-and-Tested-by: Shakeel Butt <>
Signed-off-by: Yang Shi <>
v3: * Added Shakeel's review-and-test signature.
v2: * Solved the comment from Vlastimil and added his Ack.

mm/swap.c | 4 ++--
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/mm/swap.c b/mm/swap.c
index cf39d24..74ea08a 100644
--- a/mm/swap.c
+++ b/mm/swap.c
@@ -931,7 +931,6 @@ static void __pagevec_lru_add_fn(struct page *page, struct lruvec *lruvec,

VM_BUG_ON_PAGE(PageLRU(page), page);

- SetPageLRU(page);
* Page becomes evictable in two ways:
* 1) Within LRU lock [munlock_vma_page() and __munlock_pagevec()].
@@ -958,7 +957,8 @@ static void __pagevec_lru_add_fn(struct page *page, struct lruvec *lruvec,
* looking at the same page) and the evictable page will be stranded
* in an unevictable LRU.
- smp_mb();
+ SetPageLRU(page);
+ smp_mb__after_atomic();

if (page_evictable(page)) {
lru = page_lru(page);
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