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From: SeongJae Park <sjpark@amazon.com>
To: <konrad.wilk@oracle.com>, <roger.pau@citrix.com>, <axboe@kernel.dk>
Cc: <sj38.park@gmail.com>, <xen-devel@lists.xenproject.org>,
	<linux-block@vger.kernel.org>, <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	SeongJae Park <sjpark@amazon.de>
Subject: [PATCH 2/2] blkback: Add a module parameter for aggressive pool shrinking duration
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2019 12:34:19 +0100
Message-ID: <20191204113419.2298-3-sjpark@amazon.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20191204113419.2298-1-sjpark@amazon.com>

From: SeongJae Park <sjpark@amazon.de>

As discussed by the previous commit ("xen/blkback: Aggressively shrink
page pools if a memory pressure is detected"), the aggressive pool
shrinking duration should be carefully selected:
``If it is too long, free pages pool shrinking overhead can reduce the
I/O performance.  If it is too short, blkback will not free enough pages
to reduce the memory pressure.``

That said, the proper duration would depends on given configurations and
workloads.  For the reason, this commit allows users to set it via a
module parameter interface.

Signed-off-by: SeongJae Park <sjpark@amazon.de>
Suggested-by: Amit Shah <aams@amazon.de>
---
 drivers/block/xen-blkback/blkback.c | 10 +++++++---
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/block/xen-blkback/blkback.c b/drivers/block/xen-blkback/blkback.c
index aa1a127093e5..88c011300ee9 100644
--- a/drivers/block/xen-blkback/blkback.c
+++ b/drivers/block/xen-blkback/blkback.c
@@ -137,9 +137,13 @@ module_param(log_stats, int, 0644);
 
 /*
  * Once a memory pressure is detected, keep aggressive shrinking of the free
- * page pools for this time (msec)
+ * page pools for this time (milliseconds)
  */
-#define AGGRESSIVE_SHRINKING_DURATION	1
+static int xen_blkif_aggressive_shrinking_duration = 1;
+module_param_named(aggressive_shrinking_duration,
+		xen_blkif_aggressive_shrinking_duration, int, 0644);
+MODULE_PARM_DESC(aggressive_shrinking_duration,
+"Duration to do aggressive shrinking when a memory pressure is detected");
 
 static unsigned long xen_blk_mem_pressure_end;
 
@@ -147,7 +151,7 @@ static unsigned long blkif_shrink_count(struct shrinker *shrinker,
 				struct shrink_control *sc)
 {
 	xen_blk_mem_pressure_end = jiffies +
-		msecs_to_jiffies(AGGRESSIVE_SHRINKING_DURATION);
+		msecs_to_jiffies(xen_blkif_aggressive_shrinking_duration);
 	return 0;
 }
 
-- 
2.17.1


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Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-12-04 11:34 [PATCH 0/2] xen/blkback: Aggressively shrink page pools if a memory pressure is detected SeongJae Park
2019-12-04 11:34 ` [PATCH 1/2] " SeongJae Park
2019-12-04 11:34 ` SeongJae Park [this message]
2019-12-04 11:52 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH 0/2] " Durrant, Paul
2019-12-04 12:09   ` sjpark

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