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    Allow huge page allocations to use GFP_HIGH_MOVABLE · 396faf03
    Mel Gorman authored
    
    
    Huge pages are not movable so are not allocated from ZONE_MOVABLE.  However,
    as ZONE_MOVABLE will always have pages that can be migrated or reclaimed, it
    can be used to satisfy hugepage allocations even when the system has been
    running a long time.  This allows an administrator to resize the hugepage pool
    at runtime depending on the size of ZONE_MOVABLE.
    
    This patch adds a new sysctl called hugepages_treat_as_movable.  When a
    non-zero value is written to it, future allocations for the huge page pool
    will use ZONE_MOVABLE.  Despite huge pages being non-movable, we do not
    introduce additional external fragmentation of note as huge pages are always
    the largest contiguous block we care about.
    
    [akpm@linux-foundation.org: various fixes]
    Signed-off-by: default avatarMel Gorman <mel@csn.ul.ie>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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