[Intel-gfx] [PATCH v2 1/2] mm: Export nr_swap_pages

Johannes Weiner hannes at cmpxchg.org
Fri Dec 4 08:09:52 PST 2015

On Fri, Dec 04, 2015 at 03:58:53PM +0000, Chris Wilson wrote:
> Some modules, like i915.ko, use swappable objects and may try to swap
> them out under memory pressure (via the shrinker). Before doing so, they
> want to check using get_nr_swap_pages() to see if any swap space is
> available as otherwise they will waste time purging the object from the
> device without recovering any memory for the system. This requires the
> nr_swap_pages counter to be exported to the modules.
> Signed-off-by: Chris Wilson <chris at chris-wilson.co.uk>
> Cc: "Goel, Akash" <akash.goel at intel.com>
> Cc: Johannes Weiner <hannes at cmpxchg.org>
> Cc: linux-mm at kvack.org

Acked-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes at cmpxchg.org>

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