Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation/trace/events-kmem.txt')
1 files changed, 6 insertions, 6 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/trace/events-kmem.txt b/Documentation/trace/events-kmem.txt
index aa82ee4a5a8..19480041006 100644
@@ -40,8 +40,8 @@ but the call_site can usually be used to extrapolate that information.
mm_page_alloc page=%p pfn=%lu order=%d migratetype=%d gfp_flags=%s
mm_page_alloc_zone_locked page=%p pfn=%lu order=%u migratetype=%d cpu=%d percpu_refill=%d
-mm_page_free_direct page=%p pfn=%lu order=%d
-mm_pagevec_free page=%p pfn=%lu order=%d cold=%d
+mm_page_free page=%p pfn=%lu order=%d
+mm_page_free_batched page=%p pfn=%lu order=%d cold=%d
These four events deal with page allocation and freeing. mm_page_alloc is
a simple indicator of page allocator activity. Pages may be allocated from
@@ -53,13 +53,13 @@ amounts of activity imply high activity on the zone->lock. Taking this lock
impairs performance by disabling interrupts, dirtying cache lines between
CPUs and serialising many CPUs.
-When a page is freed directly by the caller, the mm_page_free_direct event
+When a page is freed directly by the caller, the only mm_page_free event
is triggered. Significant amounts of activity here could indicate that the
callers should be batching their activities.
-When pages are freed using a pagevec, the mm_pagevec_free is
-triggered. Broadly speaking, pages are taken off the LRU lock in bulk and
-freed in batch with a pagevec. Significant amounts of activity here could
+When pages are freed in batch, the also mm_page_free_batched is triggered.
+Broadly speaking, pages are taken off the LRU lock in bulk and
+freed in batch with a page list. Significant amounts of activity here could
indicate that the system is under memory pressure and can also indicate
contention on the zone->lru_lock.