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authorHugh Dickins <hugh.dickins@tiscali.co.uk>2009-12-14 17:59:34 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2009-12-15 08:53:20 -0800
commitd0f209f68f80f9a152799760c230019e7f270b2a (patch)
tree83e4a6b2e15f50738572b31cfadb5fc0db17d2b7 /mm/ksm.c
parentksm: memory hotremove migration only (diff)
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ksm: remove unswappable max_kernel_pages
Now that ksm pages are swappable, and the known holes plugged, remove mention of unswappable kernel pages from KSM documentation and comments. Remove the totalram_pages/4 initialization of max_kernel_pages. In fact, remove max_kernel_pages altogether - we can reinstate it if removal turns out to break someone's script; but if we later want to limit KSM's memory usage, limiting the stable nodes would not be an effective approach. Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins <hugh.dickins@tiscali.co.uk> Cc: Izik Eidus <ieidus@redhat.com> Cc: Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com> Cc: Chris Wright <chrisw@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to '')
-rw-r--r--mm/ksm.c41
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 39 deletions
diff --git a/mm/ksm.c b/mm/ksm.c
index d4c228a9d278..56a0da1f9979 100644
--- a/mm/ksm.c
+++ b/mm/ksm.c
@@ -179,9 +179,6 @@ static unsigned long ksm_pages_unshared;
/* The number of rmap_items in use: to calculate pages_volatile */
static unsigned long ksm_rmap_items;
-/* Limit on the number of unswappable pages used */
-static unsigned long ksm_max_kernel_pages;
-
/* Number of pages ksmd should scan in one batch */
static unsigned int ksm_thread_pages_to_scan = 100;
@@ -943,14 +940,6 @@ static struct page *try_to_merge_two_pages(struct rmap_item *rmap_item,
{
int err;
- /*
- * The number of nodes in the stable tree
- * is the number of kernel pages that we hold.
- */
- if (ksm_max_kernel_pages &&
- ksm_max_kernel_pages <= ksm_pages_shared)
- return NULL;
-
err = try_to_merge_with_ksm_page(rmap_item, page, NULL);
if (!err) {
err = try_to_merge_with_ksm_page(tree_rmap_item,
@@ -1850,8 +1839,8 @@ static ssize_t run_store(struct kobject *kobj, struct kobj_attribute *attr,
/*
* KSM_RUN_MERGE sets ksmd running, and 0 stops it running.
* KSM_RUN_UNMERGE stops it running and unmerges all rmap_items,
- * breaking COW to free the unswappable pages_shared (but leaves
- * mm_slots on the list for when ksmd may be set running again).
+ * breaking COW to free the pages_shared (but leaves mm_slots
+ * on the list for when ksmd may be set running again).
*/
mutex_lock(&ksm_thread_mutex);
@@ -1876,29 +1865,6 @@ static ssize_t run_store(struct kobject *kobj, struct kobj_attribute *attr,
}
KSM_ATTR(run);
-static ssize_t max_kernel_pages_store(struct kobject *kobj,
- struct kobj_attribute *attr,
- const char *buf, size_t count)
-{
- int err;
- unsigned long nr_pages;
-
- err = strict_strtoul(buf, 10, &nr_pages);
- if (err)
- return -EINVAL;
-
- ksm_max_kernel_pages = nr_pages;
-
- return count;
-}
-
-static ssize_t max_kernel_pages_show(struct kobject *kobj,
- struct kobj_attribute *attr, char *buf)
-{
- return sprintf(buf, "%lu\n", ksm_max_kernel_pages);
-}
-KSM_ATTR(max_kernel_pages);
-
static ssize_t pages_shared_show(struct kobject *kobj,
struct kobj_attribute *attr, char *buf)
{
@@ -1948,7 +1914,6 @@ static struct attribute *ksm_attrs[] = {
&sleep_millisecs_attr.attr,
&pages_to_scan_attr.attr,
&run_attr.attr,
- &max_kernel_pages_attr.attr,
&pages_shared_attr.attr,
&pages_sharing_attr.attr,
&pages_unshared_attr.attr,
@@ -1968,8 +1933,6 @@ static int __init ksm_init(void)
struct task_struct *ksm_thread;
int err;
- ksm_max_kernel_pages = totalram_pages / 4;
-
err = ksm_slab_init();
if (err)
goto out;