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Re: uvm_pageactivate, uvm_pageenqueue and uvm_pageqlock

> Hi,
> With fork-intensive workloads there is a huge amount of contention on
> uvm_pageqlock. Most of it comes from uvm_fault_internal, which passes
> hints to the page replacement policy on ~every fault.
> This patch changes uvm_pageactivate() and uvm_pageenqueue() to do an
> unlocked check to see if operation actually needs to be done. Only if
> true does it acquire the lock and call into the page replacement policy
> to do the work.
> I am not sure what should happen for clockpro's uvmpdpol_pageisactive_p(),
> though.
> Comments?
> Thanks,
> Andrew

how do you think about retiring explicit activate calls and
setting page's reference bit using atomic ops instead?


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