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authorSatoru Moriya2012-05-29 17:06:47 -0500
committerLinus Torvalds2012-05-29 18:22:24 -0500
commitfe35004fbf9eaf67482b074a2e032abb9c89b1dd (patch)
parentc50ac050811d6485616a193eb0f37bfbd191cc89 (diff)
mm: avoid swapping out with swappiness==0
Sometimes we'd like to avoid swapping out anonymous memory. In particular, avoid swapping out pages of important process or process groups while there is a reasonable amount of pagecache on RAM so that we can satisfy our customers' requirements. OTOH, we can control how aggressive the kernel will swap memory pages with /proc/sys/vm/swappiness for global and /sys/fs/cgroup/memory/memory.swappiness for each memcg. But with current reclaim implementation, the kernel may swap out even if we set swappiness=0 and there is pagecache in RAM. This patch changes the behavior with swappiness==0. If we set swappiness==0, the kernel does not swap out completely (for global reclaim until the amount of free pages and filebacked pages in a zone has been reduced to something very very small (nr_free + nr_filebacked < high watermark)). Signed-off-by: Satoru Moriya <satoru.moriya@hds.com> Acked-by: Minchan Kim <minchan@kernel.org> Reviewed-by: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com> Acked-by: Jerome Marchand <jmarchan@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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