Commit eb592546 authored by Roman Gushchin's avatar Roman Gushchin Committed by Linus Torvalds
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Patch series "indirectly reclaimable memory", v2.

This patchset introduces the concept of indirectly reclaimable memory
and applies it to fix the issue of when a big number of dentries with
external names can significantly affect the MemAvailable value.

This patch (of 3):

Introduce a concept of indirectly reclaimable memory and adds the
corresponding memory counter and /proc/vmstat item.

Indirectly reclaimable memory is any sort of memory, used by the kernel
(except of reclaimable slabs), which is actually reclaimable, i.e.  will
be released under memory pressure.

The counter is in bytes, as it's not always possible to count such
objects in pages.  The name contains BYTES by analogy to


Signed-off-by: default avatarRoman Gushchin <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Cc: Alexander Viro <>
Cc: Michal Hocko <>
Cc: Johannes Weiner <>
Cc: Mel Gorman <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent f77cfbe6
......@@ -180,6 +180,7 @@ enum node_stat_item {
NR_VMSCAN_IMMEDIATE, /* Prioritise for reclaim when writeback ends */
NR_DIRTIED, /* page dirtyings since bootup */
NR_WRITTEN, /* page writings since bootup */
NR_INDIRECTLY_RECLAIMABLE_BYTES, /* measured in bytes */
......@@ -1161,6 +1161,7 @@ const char * const vmstat_text[] = {
/* enum writeback_stat_item counters */
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