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From: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
To: Roman Gushchin <guro@fb.com>
Cc: Miaohe Lin <linmiaohe@huawei.com>,
	hannes@cmpxchg.org, vdavydov.dev@gmail.com,
	akpm@linux-foundation.org, shakeelb@google.com,
	willy@infradead.org, alexs@kernel.org, richard.weiyang@gmail.com,
	songmuchun@bytedance.com, linux-mm@kvack.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, cgroups@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/5] mm, memcg: narrow the scope of percpu_charge_mutex
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2021 08:50:02 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <YQOhGs3k9rHx3mmT@dhcp22.suse.cz> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <YQNsxVPsRSBZcfGG@carbon.lan>

On Thu 29-07-21 20:06:45, Roman Gushchin wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 29, 2021 at 08:57:52PM +0800, Miaohe Lin wrote:
> > Since percpu_charge_mutex is only used inside drain_all_stock(), we can
> > narrow the scope of percpu_charge_mutex by moving it here.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Miaohe Lin <linmiaohe@huawei.com>
> > ---
> >  mm/memcontrol.c | 2 +-
> >  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> > 
> > diff --git a/mm/memcontrol.c b/mm/memcontrol.c
> > index 6580c2381a3e..a03e24e57cd9 100644
> > --- a/mm/memcontrol.c
> > +++ b/mm/memcontrol.c
> > @@ -2050,7 +2050,6 @@ struct memcg_stock_pcp {
> >  #define FLUSHING_CACHED_CHARGE	0
> >  };
> >  static DEFINE_PER_CPU(struct memcg_stock_pcp, memcg_stock);
> > -static DEFINE_MUTEX(percpu_charge_mutex);
> >  
> >  #ifdef CONFIG_MEMCG_KMEM
> >  static void drain_obj_stock(struct obj_stock *stock);
> > @@ -2209,6 +2208,7 @@ static void refill_stock(struct mem_cgroup *memcg, unsigned int nr_pages)
> >   */
> >  static void drain_all_stock(struct mem_cgroup *root_memcg)
> >  {
> > +	static DEFINE_MUTEX(percpu_charge_mutex);
> >  	int cpu, curcpu;
> 
> It's considered a good practice to protect data instead of code paths. After
> the proposed change it becomes obvious that the opposite is done here: the mutex
> is used to prevent a simultaneous execution of the code of the drain_all_stock()
> function.

The purpose of the lock was indeed to orchestrate callers more than any
data structure consistency.
 
> Actually we don't need a mutex here: nobody ever sleeps on it. So I'd replace
> it with a simple atomic variable or even a single bitfield. Then the change will
> be better justified, IMO.

Yes, mutex can be replaced by an atomic in a follow up patch.
-- 
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs

  reply	other threads:[~2021-07-30  6:50 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 53+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-29 12:57 [PATCH 0/5] Cleanups and fixup for memcontrol Miaohe Lin
2021-07-29 12:57 ` [PATCH 1/5] mm, memcg: remove unused functions Miaohe Lin
2021-07-29 14:07   ` Shakeel Butt
2021-07-29 14:07     ` Shakeel Butt
2021-07-30  2:39   ` Muchun Song
2021-07-30  2:39     ` Muchun Song
2021-07-30  2:57   ` Roman Gushchin
2021-07-30  6:45   ` Michal Hocko
2021-07-29 12:57 ` [PATCH 2/5] mm, memcg: narrow the scope of percpu_charge_mutex Miaohe Lin
2021-07-30  2:42   ` Muchun Song
2021-07-30  2:42     ` Muchun Song
2021-07-30  3:06   ` Roman Gushchin
2021-07-30  6:50     ` Michal Hocko [this message]
2021-07-31  2:29       ` Miaohe Lin
2021-08-02  6:49         ` Michal Hocko
2021-08-02  9:54           ` Miaohe Lin
2021-08-03  3:40         ` Roman Gushchin
2021-08-03  6:29           ` Miaohe Lin
2021-08-03  7:11             ` Michal Hocko
2021-08-03  7:13               ` Roman Gushchin
2021-08-03  7:27                 ` Michal Hocko
2021-08-03  9:33             ` Muchun Song
2021-08-03  9:33               ` Muchun Song
2021-08-03 10:50               ` Miaohe Lin
2021-08-03 14:15       ` Johannes Weiner
2021-08-04  8:20         ` Michal Hocko
2021-08-05  1:44           ` Miaohe Lin
2021-07-30  6:46   ` Michal Hocko
2021-07-29 12:57 ` [PATCH 3/5] mm, memcg: save some atomic ops when flush is already true Miaohe Lin
2021-07-29 14:40   ` Shakeel Butt
2021-07-29 14:40     ` Shakeel Butt
2021-07-30  2:37   ` Muchun Song
2021-07-30  2:37     ` Muchun Song
2021-07-30  3:07   ` Roman Gushchin
2021-07-30  6:51   ` Michal Hocko
2021-07-29 12:57 ` [PATCH 4/5] mm, memcg: avoid possible NULL pointer dereferencing in mem_cgroup_init() Miaohe Lin
2021-07-29 13:52   ` Matthew Wilcox
2021-07-30  1:50     ` Miaohe Lin
2021-07-30  3:12   ` Roman Gushchin
2021-07-30  6:29     ` Miaohe Lin
2021-07-30  6:44     ` Michal Hocko
2021-07-31  2:05       ` Miaohe Lin
2021-08-02  6:43         ` Michal Hocko
2021-08-02 10:00           ` Miaohe Lin
2021-08-02 10:42             ` Michal Hocko
2021-08-02 11:18               ` Miaohe Lin
2021-07-29 12:57 ` [PATCH 5/5] mm, memcg: always call __mod_node_page_state() with preempt disabled Miaohe Lin
2021-07-29 14:39   ` Shakeel Butt
2021-07-29 14:39     ` Shakeel Butt
2021-07-30  1:52     ` Miaohe Lin
2021-07-30  2:33       ` [External] " Muchun Song
2021-07-30  2:33         ` Muchun Song
2021-07-30  2:46         ` Miaohe Lin

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