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From: Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>
To: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>,
	Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com>,
	Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>,
	Linux List Kernel Mailing <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Linux-MM <linux-mm@kvack.org>,
	Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>
Subject: [PATCH 07/22] mm, compaction: Always finish scanning of a full pageblock
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 17:51:21 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20190118175136.31341-8-mgorman@techsingularity.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190118175136.31341-1-mgorman@techsingularity.net>

When compaction is finishing, it uses a flag to ensure the pageblock
is complete but it makes sense to always complete migration of a
pageblock. Minimally, skip information is based on a pageblock and
partially scanned pageblocks may incur more scanning in the future. The
pageblock skip handling also becomes more strict later in the series and
the hint is more useful if a complete pageblock was always scanned.

The potentially impacts latency as more scanning is done but it's not a
consistent win or loss as the scanning is not always a high percentage
of the pageblock and sometimes it is offset by future reductions
in scanning. Hence, the results are not presented this time due to a
misleading mix of gains/losses without any clear pattern. However, full
scanning of the pageblock is important for later patches.

Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>
Acked-by: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>
---
 mm/compaction.c | 19 ++++++++-----------
 mm/internal.h   |  1 -
 2 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)

diff --git a/mm/compaction.c b/mm/compaction.c
index 32a88b49f973..3d11c209614a 100644
--- a/mm/compaction.c
+++ b/mm/compaction.c
@@ -1331,16 +1331,14 @@ static enum compact_result __compact_finished(struct compact_control *cc)
 	if (is_via_compact_memory(cc->order))
 		return COMPACT_CONTINUE;
 
-	if (cc->finishing_block) {
-		/*
-		 * We have finished the pageblock, but better check again that
-		 * we really succeeded.
-		 */
-		if (IS_ALIGNED(cc->migrate_pfn, pageblock_nr_pages))
-			cc->finishing_block = false;
-		else
-			return COMPACT_CONTINUE;
-	}
+	/*
+	 * Always finish scanning a pageblock to reduce the possibility of
+	 * fallbacks in the future. This is particularly important when
+	 * migration source is unmovable/reclaimable but it's not worth
+	 * special casing.
+	 */
+	if (!IS_ALIGNED(cc->migrate_pfn, pageblock_nr_pages))
+		return COMPACT_CONTINUE;
 
 	/* Direct compactor: Is a suitable page free? */
 	for (order = cc->order; order < MAX_ORDER; order++) {
@@ -1382,7 +1380,6 @@ static enum compact_result __compact_finished(struct compact_control *cc)
 				return COMPACT_SUCCESS;
 			}
 
-			cc->finishing_block = true;
 			return COMPACT_CONTINUE;
 		}
 	}
diff --git a/mm/internal.h b/mm/internal.h
index f40d06d70683..9b32f4cab0ae 100644
--- a/mm/internal.h
+++ b/mm/internal.h
@@ -203,7 +203,6 @@ struct compact_control {
 	bool direct_compaction;		/* False from kcompactd or /proc/... */
 	bool whole_zone;		/* Whole zone should/has been scanned */
 	bool contended;			/* Signal lock or sched contention */
-	bool finishing_block;		/* Finishing current pageblock */
 };
 
 unsigned long
-- 
2.16.4


  parent reply	other threads:[~2019-01-18 17:53 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 45+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-01-18 17:51 [PATCH 00/22] Increase success rates and reduce latency of compaction v3 Mel Gorman
2019-01-18 17:51 ` [PATCH 01/22] mm, compaction: Shrink compact_control Mel Gorman
2019-01-18 17:51 ` [PATCH 02/22] mm, compaction: Rearrange compact_control Mel Gorman
2019-01-18 17:51 ` [PATCH 03/22] mm, compaction: Remove last_migrated_pfn from compact_control Mel Gorman
2019-01-18 17:51 ` [PATCH 04/22] mm, compaction: Remove unnecessary zone parameter in some instances Mel Gorman
2019-01-18 17:51 ` [PATCH 05/22] mm, compaction: Rename map_pages to split_map_pages Mel Gorman
2019-01-18 17:51 ` [PATCH 06/22] mm, migrate: Immediately fail migration of a page with no migration handler Mel Gorman
2019-01-18 17:51 ` Mel Gorman [this message]
2019-01-18 17:51 ` [PATCH 08/22] mm, compaction: Ignore the fragmentation avoidance boost for isolation and compaction Mel Gorman
2019-01-18 17:51 ` [PATCH 09/22] mm, compaction: Use free lists to quickly locate a migration source Mel Gorman
2019-01-31 13:55   ` Vlastimil Babka
2019-01-31 14:12     ` Vlastimil Babka
2019-02-01 15:06     ` Mel Gorman
2019-02-04  8:55       ` [PATCH] mm, compaction: Use free lists to quickly locate a migration source -fix Mel Gorman
2019-02-08 17:10   ` [PATCH 09/22] mm, compaction: Use free lists to quickly locate a migration source Vlastimil Babka
2019-01-18 17:51 ` [PATCH 10/22] mm, compaction: Keep migration source private to a single compaction instance Mel Gorman
2019-01-18 17:51 ` [PATCH 11/22] mm, compaction: Use free lists to quickly locate a migration target Mel Gorman
2019-01-31 14:52   ` Vlastimil Babka
2019-02-01 14:51     ` Mel Gorman
2019-02-01 14:58       ` Vlastimil Babka
2019-02-04 12:01         ` [PATCH] mm, compaction: Use free lists to quickly locate a migration source -fix Mel Gorman
2021-01-12  5:19     ` [PATCH] mm, compaction: make sure we isolate a valid freepage when high_pfn is used Rokudo Yan
2021-01-12  9:10       ` Mel Gorman
2021-01-12  9:47         ` [PATCH] mm, compaction: move high_pfn to the for loop scope Rokudo Yan
2021-01-12 10:45           ` Mel Gorman
2021-01-12 10:48           ` Vlastimil Babka
2021-01-12 22:27           ` Andrew Morton
2021-01-18  7:41             ` Rokudo Yan
2021-01-18  9:42               ` Mel Gorman
2019-01-18 17:51 ` [PATCH 12/22] mm, compaction: Avoid rescanning the same pageblock multiple times Mel Gorman
2019-01-18 17:51 ` [PATCH 13/22] mm, compaction: Finish pageblock scanning on contention Mel Gorman
2019-01-18 17:51 ` [PATCH 14/22] mm, compaction: Check early for huge pages encountered by the migration scanner Mel Gorman
2019-01-18 17:51 ` [PATCH 15/22] mm, compaction: Keep cached migration PFNs synced for unusable pageblocks Mel Gorman
2019-01-18 17:51 ` [PATCH 16/22] mm, compaction: Rework compact_should_abort as compact_check_resched Mel Gorman
2019-01-18 17:51 ` [PATCH 17/22] mm, compaction: Do not consider a need to reschedule as contention Mel Gorman
2019-01-18 17:51 ` [PATCH 18/22] mm, compaction: Reduce premature advancement of the migration target scanner Mel Gorman
2019-01-18 17:51 ` [PATCH 19/22] mm, compaction: Round-robin the order while searching the free lists for a target Mel Gorman
2019-01-18 17:51 ` [PATCH 20/22] mm, compaction: Sample pageblocks for free pages Mel Gorman
2019-01-31 15:39   ` Vlastimil Babka
2019-01-18 17:51 ` [PATCH 21/22] mm, compaction: Be selective about what pageblocks to clear skip hints Mel Gorman
2019-01-31 15:45   ` Vlastimil Babka
2019-01-18 17:51 ` [PATCH 22/22] mm, compaction: Capture a page under direct compaction Mel Gorman
2019-01-31 16:11   ` Vlastimil Babka
2019-02-01 14:38     ` [PATCH] mm, compaction: Capture a page under direct compaction -fix Mel Gorman
2019-01-24  8:53 ` [PATCH 00/22] Increase success rates and reduce latency of compaction v3 Mel Gorman

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