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authorRafael Aquini <aquini@redhat.com>2013-07-03 15:02:46 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2013-07-03 16:07:32 -0700
commitdcf6b7ddd7df8965727746f89c59229b23180e5a (patch)
tree5786f2748cfd0f6870ad092e41e524709dcd817e /arch/blackfin/mm/init.c
parentmm: tune vm_committed_as percpu_counter batching size (diff)
swap: discard while swapping only if SWAP_FLAG_DISCARD_PAGES
Considering the use cases where the swap device supports discard: a) and can do it quickly; b) but it's slow to do in small granularities (or concurrent with other I/O); c) but the implementation is so horrendous that you don't even want to send one down; And assuming that the sysadmin considers it useful to send the discards down at all, we would (probably) want the following solutions: i. do the fine-grained discards for freed swap pages, if device is capable of doing so optimally; ii. do single-time (batched) swap area discards, either at swapon or via something like fstrim (not implemented yet); iii. allow doing both single-time and fine-grained discards; or iv. turn it off completely (default behavior) As implemented today, one can only enable/disable discards for swap, but one cannot select, for instance, solution (ii) on a swap device like (b) even though the single-time discard is regarded to be interesting, or necessary to the workload because it would imply (1), and the device is not capable of performing it optimally. This patch addresses the scenario depicted above by introducing a way to ensure the (probably) wanted solutions (i, ii, iii and iv) can be flexibly flagged through swapon(8) to allow a sysadmin to select the best suitable swap discard policy accordingly to system constraints. This patch introduces SWAP_FLAG_DISCARD_PAGES and SWAP_FLAG_DISCARD_ONCE new flags to allow more flexibe swap discard policies being flagged through swapon(8). The default behavior is to keep both single-time, or batched, area discards (SWAP_FLAG_DISCARD_ONCE) and fine-grained discards for page-clusters (SWAP_FLAG_DISCARD_PAGES) enabled, in order to keep consistentcy with older kernel behavior, as well as maintain compatibility with older swapon(8). However, through the new introduced flags the best suitable discard policy can be selected accordingly to any given swap device constraint. [akpm@linux-foundation.org: tweak comments] Signed-off-by: Rafael Aquini <aquini@redhat.com> Acked-by: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com> Cc: Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com> Cc: Shaohua Li <shli@kernel.org> Cc: Karel Zak <kzak@redhat.com> Cc: Jeff Moyer <jmoyer@redhat.com> Cc: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com> Cc: Larry Woodman <lwoodman@redhat.com> Cc: Mel Gorman <mel@csn.ul.ie> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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