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From: Sergei Rogachev <>
Cc: LKML <>,
	Sergei Rogachev <>
Subject: [PATCH 0/1] mm/page_ext: remove unnecessary stack_trace field
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:52:11 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

The functionality named "page owner" has resurrected the structure page_ext
which is used for keeping additional page-related information. Every page in
the system has its own corresponding page_ext structure.

Page owner uses this structure to keep allocation order, gfp_mask and backtrace
entries; moreover page_ext includes a field of type "struct stack_trace". And
this field is used for collecting backtraces: a pointer to struct stack_trace is
passed to save_stack_trace in the function __set_page_owner. But it is really
not necessary to keep dedicated stack_trace structures for all physical pages in
the system, only an amount of saved backtrace entries is needed to be saved.

The stack_trace structure can be allocated on the stack (it is relatively small)
and used for save_stack_trace invocation. Such change can save 12 bytes of
memory per page if page owner functionality is enabled.

Sergei Rogachev (1):
  mm/page_ext: remove unnecessary stack_trace field

 include/linux/page_ext.h |  2 +-
 mm/page_owner.c          | 21 ++++++++++++---------
 2 files changed, 13 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)


             reply	other threads:[~2015-01-26 21:53 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-01-26 21:52 Sergei Rogachev [this message]
2015-01-26 21:52 ` [PATCH 1/1] " Sergei Rogachev
2015-01-27  8:36   ` Joonsoo Kim
2015-01-27 22:43   ` Andrew Morton
2015-01-28 19:08     ` Sergei Rogachev

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