|| ||Hugh Dickins <firstname.lastname@example.org> |
|| ||Andrew Morton <email@example.com> |
|| ||[PATCH 0/9] swap_info and swap_map patches |
|| ||Thu, 15 Oct 2009 01:44:10 +0100 (BST)|
|| ||KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
|| ||Article, Thread
Here's a series of nine patches around the swap_info_struct: against
2.6.32-rc4, but intended for mmotm, which is currently similar here.
They start out with some old and not very important cleanups, but get
around to solving the swap count overflow problem: our handling above
32765 has depended on hoping that it won't coincide with other races.
That problem exists in theory today (when pid_max is raised from its
default), though never reported in practice; but the motivation for
solving it now comes from the impending KSM swapping patches - it
becomes very easy for anyone to overflow the maximum that way.
But most people will never have a swap count overflow in their life:
the benefit for them is that the vmalloc'ed swap_map halves in size.
This is all internal housekeeping: no change to actual swapping and
include/linux/swap.h | 66 ++-
mm/memory.c | 19
mm/page_io.c | 19
mm/rmap.c | 6
mm/shmem.c | 11
mm/swapfile.c | 834 +++++++++++++++++++++++++----------------
6 files changed, 599 insertions(+), 356 deletions(-)
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