From: Miaohe Lin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
David Hildenbrand <email@example.com>,
Oscar Salvador <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 2/9] mm/vmscan: remove unneeded can_split_huge_page check
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2022 10:17:05 +0800 [thread overview]
Message-ID: <email@example.com> (raw)
On 2022/4/13 9:26, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> On Tue, 2022-04-12 at 16:59 +0200, David Hildenbrand wrote:
>> On 12.04.22 15:42, Miaohe Lin wrote:
>>> On 2022/4/12 16:59, Oscar Salvador wrote:
>>>> On Sat, Apr 09, 2022 at 05:34:53PM +0800, Miaohe Lin wrote:
>>>>> We don't need to check can_split_folio() because folio_maybe_dma_pinned()
>>>>> is checked before. It will avoid the long term pinned pages to be swapped
>>>>> out. And we can live with short term pinned pages. Without can_split_folio
>>>>> checking we can simplify the code. Also activate_locked can be changed to
>>>>> keep_locked as it's just short term pinning.
>>>> What do you mean by "we can live with short term pinned pages"?
>>>> Does it mean that it was not pinned when we check
>>>> folio_maybe_dma_pinned() but now it is?
>>>> To me it looks like the pinning is fluctuating and we rely on
>>>> split_folio_to_list() to see whether we succeed or not, and if not
>>>> we give it another spin in the next round?
>>> Yes. Short term pinned pages is relative to long term pinned pages and these pages won't be
>>> pinned for a noticeable time. So it's expected to split the folio successfully in the next
>>> round as the pinning is really fluctuating. Or am I miss something?
>> Just so we're on the same page. folio_maybe_dma_pinned() only capture
>> FOLL_PIN, but not FOLL_GET. You can have long-term FOLL_GET right now
>> via vmsplice().
> Per my original understanding, folio_maybe_dma_pinned() can be used to
> detect long-term pinned pages. And it seems reasonable to skip the
> long-term pinned pages and try short-term pinned pages during page
> reclaiming. But as you pointed out, vmsplice() doesn't use FOLL_PIN.
> So if vmsplice() is expected to pin pages for long time, and we have no
> way to detect it, then we should keep can_split_folio() in the original
IIUC, even if we have no way to detect it, can_split_folio should be removed
can_split_huge_page is introduced via commit b8f593cd0896 ("mm, THP, swap:
check whether THP can be split firstly") to avoid deleting the THP from
the swap cache and freeing the swap cluster when the THP cannot be split.
But since commit bd4c82c22c36 ("mm, THP, swap: delay splitting THP after
swapped out"), splitting THP is delayed until THP is swapped out. There's
no need to delete the THP from the swap cache and free the swap cluster
anymore. Thus we can remove this unneeded can_split_huge_page check now to
simplify the code logic.
THP might not need to be splitted and could be freed directly after swapout.
So can_split_huge_page check here is unneeded. Or am I miss something?
> Copying more people who have worked on long-term pinning for comments.
> Best Regards,
> Huang, Ying
>> can_split_folio() is more precise then folio_maybe_dma_pinned(), but
>> both are racy as long as the page is still mapped.
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2022-04-13 2:17 UTC|newest]
Thread overview: 33+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top
2022-04-09 9:34 [PATCH v2 0/9] A few cleanup and fixup patches for vmscan Miaohe Lin
2022-04-09 9:34 ` [PATCH v2 1/9] mm/vmscan: add a comment about MADV_FREE pages check in folio_check_dirty_writeback Miaohe Lin
2022-04-11 11:50 ` ying.huang
2022-04-12 3:07 ` Miaohe Lin
2022-04-11 14:16 ` Christoph Hellwig
2022-04-12 3:15 ` Miaohe Lin
2022-04-12 8:44 ` Oscar Salvador
2022-04-09 9:34 ` [PATCH v2 2/9] mm/vmscan: remove unneeded can_split_huge_page check Miaohe Lin
2022-04-11 14:18 ` Christoph Hellwig
2022-04-12 3:14 ` Miaohe Lin
2022-04-12 0:52 ` ying.huang
2022-04-12 8:59 ` Oscar Salvador
2022-04-12 13:42 ` Miaohe Lin
2022-04-12 14:59 ` David Hildenbrand
2022-04-13 1:26 ` ying.huang
2022-04-13 2:17 ` Miaohe Lin [this message]
2022-04-15 3:07 ` ying.huang
2022-04-16 2:34 ` Miaohe Lin
2022-04-09 9:34 ` [PATCH v2 3/9] mm/vmscan: introduce helper function reclaim_page_list() Miaohe Lin
2022-04-09 13:44 ` Matthew Wilcox
2022-04-11 1:53 ` Miaohe Lin
2022-04-11 3:17 ` Matthew Wilcox
2022-04-11 3:26 ` Miaohe Lin
2022-04-09 9:34 ` [PATCH v2 4/9] mm/vmscan: save a bit of stack space in shrink_lruvec Miaohe Lin
2022-04-12 0:57 ` ying.huang
2022-04-12 3:13 ` Miaohe Lin
2022-04-09 9:34 ` [PATCH v2 5/9] mm/vmscan: activate swap-backed executable folios after first usage Miaohe Lin
2022-04-12 0:59 ` ying.huang
2022-04-09 9:34 ` [PATCH v2 6/9] mm/vmscan: take all base pages of THP into account when race with speculative reference Miaohe Lin
2022-04-09 9:34 ` [PATCH v2 7/9] mm/vmscan: take min_slab_pages into account when try to call shrink_node Miaohe Lin
2022-04-12 1:36 ` ying.huang
2022-04-09 9:34 ` [PATCH v2 8/9] mm/vmscan: remove obsolete comment in kswapd_run Miaohe Lin
2022-04-09 9:35 ` [PATCH v2 9/9] mm/vmscan: use helper folio_is_file_lru() Miaohe Lin
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