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Subject[PATCH v19 08/20] mm: page_idle_get_page() does not need lru_lock
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From: Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com>

It is necessary for page_idle_get_page() to recheck PageLRU() after
get_page_unless_zero(), but holding lru_lock around that serves no
useful purpose, and adds to lru_lock contention: delete it.

See https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20150504031722.GA2768@blaptop for the
discussion that led to lru_lock there; but __page_set_anon_rmap() now
uses WRITE_ONCE(), and I see no other risk in page_idle_clear_pte_refs()
using rmap_walk() (beyond the risk of racing PageAnon->PageKsm, mostly
but not entirely prevented by page_count() check in ksm.c's
write_protect_page(): that risk being shared with page_referenced() and
not helped by lru_lock).

Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com>
Signed-off-by: Alex Shi <alex.shi@linux.alibaba.com>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Vladimir Davydov <vdavydov.dev@gmail.com>
Cc: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>
Cc: Minchan Kim <minchan@kernel.org>
Cc: Alex Shi <alex.shi@linux.alibaba.com>
Cc: linux-mm@kvack.org
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
---
mm/page_idle.c | 4 ----
1 file changed, 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/mm/page_idle.c b/mm/page_idle.c
index 057c61df12db..64e5344a992c 100644
--- a/mm/page_idle.c
+++ b/mm/page_idle.c
@@ -32,19 +32,15 @@
static struct page *page_idle_get_page(unsigned long pfn)
{
struct page *page = pfn_to_online_page(pfn);
- pg_data_t *pgdat;

if (!page || !PageLRU(page) ||
!get_page_unless_zero(page))
return NULL;

- pgdat = page_pgdat(page);
- spin_lock_irq(&pgdat->lru_lock);
if (unlikely(!PageLRU(page))) {
put_page(page);
page = NULL;
}
- spin_unlock_irq(&pgdat->lru_lock);
return page;
}

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1.8.3.1
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