Re: [PATCH 2/3] vmscan: make mapped executable pages the first class citizen
- From: Nai Xia <nai xia gmail com>
- To: Wu Fengguang <fengguang wu intel com>
- Cc: Nick Piggin <npiggin suse de>, Rik van Riel <riel redhat com>, Christoph Lameter <cl linux-foundation org>, "linux-mm kvack org" <linux-mm kvack org>, Peter Zijlstra <peterz infradead org>, "xorg lists freedesktop org" <xorg lists freedesktop org>, LKML <linux-kernel vger kernel org>, "gnome-list gnome org" <gnome-list gnome org>, Andi Kleen <andi firstfloor org>, "minchan kim gmail com" <minchan kim gmail com>, KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki motohiro jp fujitsu com>, Johannes Weiner <hannes cmpxchg org>, "tytso mit edu" <tytso mit edu>, Andrew Morton <akpm linux-foundation org>, Elladan <elladan eskimo com>
- Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/3] vmscan: make mapped executable pages the first class citizen
- Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2009 23:02:46 +0800
On Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 8:46 PM, Wu Fengguang<fengguang wu intel com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 08, 2009 at 08:14:53PM +0800, Nai Xia wrote:
>> On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 11:38 PM, Wu Fengguang<fengguang wu intel com> wrote:
>> > Hi list,
>> > On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 10:56:07PM +0800, Wu Fengguang wrote:
>> >> On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 10:47:31PM +0800, Andi Kleen wrote:
>> >> > > > One scenario that might be useful to test is what happens when some
>> >> > > > very large processes, all mapped and executable exceed memory and
>> >> > >
>> >> > > Good idea. Too bad I may have to install some bloated desktop in order
>> >> > > to test this out ;) I guess the pgmajfault+pswpin numbers can serve as
>> >> > > negative scores in that case?
>> >> >
>> >> > I would just generate a large C program with a script and compile
>> >> > and run that. The program can be very dumb (e.g. only run
>> >> > a gigantic loop), it just needs to be large.
>> >> >
>> >> > Just don't compile it with optimization, that can be quite slow.
>> >> >
>> >> > And use multiple functions, otherwise gcc might exceed your memory.
>> >> Hehe, an arbitrary C program may not be persuasive..but I do have some
>> >> bloated binaries at hand :-)
>> >> -rwsr-sr-x 1 root wfg 36M 2009-04-22 17:21 Xorg
>> >> lrwxrwxrwx 1 wfg wfg 4 2009-04-22 17:21 X -> Xorg
>> >> -rwxr-xr-x 1 wfg wfg 39M 2009-04-22 17:21 Xvfb
>> >> -rwxr-xr-x 1 wfg wfg 35M 2009-04-22 17:21 Xnest
>> > I would like to create a lot of windows in gnome, and to switch
>> > between them. Any ideas on scripting/automating the "switch window"
>> > actions?
>> You can easily do this in KDE 3.5 with dcop(Desktop Communications Protocol)\
>> $dcop kchmviewer-17502 KCHMMainWindow raise
>> will raise the window of my kchmviewer.
> Thank you, it's a good tip :)
> The alternative I found is wmctrl:
> Description: control an EWMH/NetWM compatible X Window Manager
> Wmctrl is a command line tool to interact with an
> EWMH/NetWM compatible X Window Manager (examples include
> Enlightenment, icewm, kwin, metacity, and sawfish).
> Wmctrl provides command line access to almost all the features
> defined in the EWMH specification. For example it can maximize
> windows, make them sticky, set them to be always on top. It can
> switch and resize desktops and perform many other useful
Cool, thanks for the information. :)
BTW, may be you should make sure that 90% of the overhead
when doing crazy window switches is NOT caused by a dumb graphics
driver (e.g. the widely hated ATI official driver!). hehe
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