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From: Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org>
To: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>, linux-mm@kvack.org
Cc: linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org, linux-nvdimm@lists.01.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 0/4] Remove nrexceptional tracking
Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2021 18:43:34 +0000
Message-ID: <20210121184334.GA4127393@casper.infradead.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20201026151849.24232-1-willy@infradead.org>


Ping?  These patches still apply to next-20210121.

On Mon, Oct 26, 2020 at 03:18:45PM +0000, Matthew Wilcox (Oracle) wrote:
> We actually use nrexceptional for very little these days.  It's a minor
> pain to keep in sync with nrpages, but the pain becomes much bigger
> with the THP patches because we don't know how many indices a shadow
> entry occupies.  It's easier to just remove it than keep it accurate.
> 
> Also, we save 8 bytes per inode which is nothing to sneeze at; on my
> laptop, it would improve shmem_inode_cache from 22 to 23 objects per
> 16kB, and inode_cache from 26 to 27 objects.  Combined, that saves
> a megabyte of memory from a combined usage of 25MB for both caches.
> Unfortunately, ext4 doesn't cross a magic boundary, so it doesn't save
> any memory for ext4.
> 
> Matthew Wilcox (Oracle) (4):
>   mm: Introduce and use mapping_empty
>   mm: Stop accounting shadow entries
>   dax: Account DAX entries as nrpages
>   mm: Remove nrexceptional from inode
> 
>  fs/block_dev.c          |  2 +-
>  fs/dax.c                |  8 ++++----
>  fs/gfs2/glock.c         |  3 +--
>  fs/inode.c              |  2 +-
>  include/linux/fs.h      |  2 --
>  include/linux/pagemap.h |  5 +++++
>  mm/filemap.c            | 16 ----------------
>  mm/swap_state.c         |  4 ----
>  mm/truncate.c           | 19 +++----------------
>  mm/workingset.c         |  1 -
>  10 files changed, 15 insertions(+), 47 deletions(-)
> 
> -- 
> 2.28.0
> 

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Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-10-26 15:18 Matthew Wilcox (Oracle)
2020-10-26 15:18 ` [PATCH v2 1/4] mm: Introduce and use mapping_empty Matthew Wilcox (Oracle)
2021-01-21 20:42   ` Johannes Weiner
2021-01-21 21:18     ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-10-26 15:18 ` [PATCH v2 2/4] mm: Stop accounting shadow entries Matthew Wilcox (Oracle)
2021-01-21 20:44   ` Johannes Weiner
2020-10-26 15:18 ` [PATCH v2 3/4] dax: Account DAX entries as nrpages Matthew Wilcox (Oracle)
2021-01-21 20:46   ` Johannes Weiner
2020-10-26 15:18 ` [PATCH v2 4/4] mm: Remove nrexceptional from inode Matthew Wilcox (Oracle)
2021-01-21 20:47   ` Johannes Weiner
2021-01-21 18:43 ` Matthew Wilcox [this message]
2021-01-22 19:38 ` [PATCH v2 0/4] Remove nrexceptional tracking William Kucharski

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