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From: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>
To: Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org>
Cc: linux-mm@kvack.org, Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Joonsoo Kim <js1304@gmail.com>, Jia He <hejianet@gmail.com>,
	Taku Izumi <izumi.taku@jp.fujitsu.com>,
	Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>,
	Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] mm: fix remote numa hits statistics
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2016 11:46:01 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20161229114601.wuadp2l6xwzdxv6s@suse.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20161221080653.29437-1-mhocko@kernel.org>

On Wed, Dec 21, 2016 at 09:06:52AM +0100, Michal Hocko wrote:
> From: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
> 
> Jia He has noticed that b9f00e147f27 ("mm, page_alloc: reduce branches
> in zone_statistics") has an unintentional side effect that remote node
> allocation requests are accounted as NUMA_MISS rathat than NUMA_HIT and
> NUMA_OTHER if such a request doesn't use __GFP_OTHER_NODE. There are
> many of these potentially because the flag is used very rarely while
> we have many users of __alloc_pages_node.
> 
> Fix this by simply ignoring __GFP_OTHER_NODE (it can be removed in a
> follow up patch) and treat all allocations that were satisfied from the
> preferred zone's node as NUMA_HITS because this is the same node we
> requested the allocation from in most cases. If this is not the local
> node then we just account it as NUMA_OTHER rather than NUMA_LOCAL.
> 
> One downsize would be that an allocation request for a node which is
> outside of the mempolicy nodemask would be reported as a hit which is a
> bit weird but that was the case before b9f00e147f27 already.
> 
> Reported-by: Jia He <hejianet@gmail.com>
> Fixes: b9f00e147f27 ("mm, page_alloc: reduce branches in zone_statistics")
> Signed-off-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>

For both patches;

Acked-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>

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Mel Gorman
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  parent reply	other threads:[~2016-12-29 11:46 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 40+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2016-12-12  5:59 [PATCH RFC 0/1] mm, page_alloc: fix incorrect zone_statistics data Jia He
2016-12-12  5:59 ` Jia He
2016-12-12  5:59 ` [PATCH RFC 1/1] " Jia He
2016-12-12  5:59   ` Jia He
2016-12-20  9:18   ` Michal Hocko
2016-12-20  9:18     ` Michal Hocko
2016-12-20 13:10     ` Mel Gorman
2016-12-20 13:10       ` Mel Gorman
2016-12-20 13:26       ` Michal Hocko
2016-12-20 13:26         ` Michal Hocko
2016-12-20 14:28         ` Mel Gorman
2016-12-20 14:28           ` Mel Gorman
2016-12-20 14:35           ` Michal Hocko
2016-12-20 14:35             ` Michal Hocko
2016-12-20 14:49             ` Vlastimil Babka
2016-12-20 14:49               ` Vlastimil Babka
2016-12-20 14:54             ` Mel Gorman
2016-12-20 14:54               ` Mel Gorman
2016-12-21  7:57               ` Michal Hocko
2016-12-21  7:57                 ` Michal Hocko
2016-12-21  8:06                 ` [PATCH 1/2] mm: fix remote numa hits statistics Michal Hocko
2016-12-21  8:06                   ` [PATCH 2/2] mm: get rid of __GFP_OTHER_NODE Michal Hocko
2017-01-02 14:18                     ` Vlastimil Babka
2016-12-29 11:46                   ` Mel Gorman [this message]
2016-12-29 12:28                     ` [PATCH 1/2] mm: fix remote numa hits statistics Michal Hocko
2017-01-02 14:16                   ` Vlastimil Babka
2017-01-02 14:46                     ` Michal Hocko
2017-01-02 15:07                       ` Vlastimil Babka
2016-12-20 14:42           ` [PATCH RFC 1/1] mm, page_alloc: fix incorrect zone_statistics data Mel Gorman
2016-12-20 14:42             ` Mel Gorman
2016-12-20 15:13     ` Vlastimil Babka
2016-12-20 15:13       ` Vlastimil Babka
2016-12-21  3:01     ` hejianet
2016-12-21  3:01       ` hejianet
2016-12-20 12:31   ` Mel Gorman
2016-12-20 12:31     ` Mel Gorman
2016-12-21  3:07     ` hejianet
2016-12-21  3:07       ` hejianet
2017-01-02 15:30 [PATCH 0/2] numa node stats alternative fix Michal Hocko
2017-01-02 15:30 ` [PATCH 1/2] mm: fix remote numa hits statistics Michal Hocko
2017-01-02 15:30   ` Michal Hocko

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