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From: Muchun Song <songmuchun@bytedance.com>
To: Oscar Salvador <osalvador@suse.de>
Cc: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>,
	Mike Kravetz <mike.kravetz@oracle.com>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
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Subject: Re: [External] Re: [PATCH v2 05/19] mm/hugetlb: Introduce pgtable allocation/freeing helpers
Date: Sat, 7 Nov 2020 00:43:12 +0800
Message-ID: <CAMZfGtWCUD=CjWMPMh2kMmrJRw7TgNtfwr7fLkrigp+T-K_Sww@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20201106094643.GA15654@linux>

On Fri, Nov 6, 2020 at 5:46 PM Oscar Salvador <osalvador@suse.de> wrote:
>
> On Fri, Nov 06, 2020 at 12:08:22AM +0800, Muchun Song wrote:
> > > I do not think you need this.
> > > We already have hugepages_supported().
> >
> > Maybe some architectures support hugepage, but the vmemmap do not
> > use the hugepage map. In  this case, we need it. But I am not sure if it
> > exists in the real world. At least, x86 can reuse hugepages_supported.
>
> Yes, but that is the point.
> IIUC, this patchset will enable HugeTLB vmemmap pages only for x86_64.
> Then, let us make the patchset specific to that architecture.
>
> If at some point this grows more users (powerpc, arm, ...), then we
> can add the missing code, but for now it makes sense to only include
> the bits to make this work on x86_64.
>
> And also according to this the changelog is a bit "misleading".
>
> "On some architectures, the vmemmap areas use huge page mapping.
> If we want to free the unused vmemmap pages, we have to split
> the huge pmd firstly. So we should pre-allocate pgtable to split
> huge pmd."

Thanks for your suggestions. I will rewrite the commit log.

>
> On x86_64, vmemmap is always PMD mapped if the machine has hugepages
> support and if we have 2MB contiguos pages and PMD aligned.
> e.g: I have seen cases where after the system has ran for a period
> of time hotplug operations were mapping the vmemmap representing
> the hot-added range on page base, because we could not find
> enough contiguos and aligned memory.
>
> Something that [1] tries to solve:
>
> [1] https://patchwork.kernel.org/project/linux-mm/cover/20201022125835.26396-1-osalvador@suse.de/
>
> But anyway, my point is that let us make it clear in the changelog that
> this is aimed for x86_64 at the moment.
> Saying "on some architures" might make think people that this is not
> x86_64 specific.
>
> >> > > +     vmemmap_pgtable_init(page);
> > >
> > > Maybe just open code this one?
> >
> > Sorry. I don't quite understand what it means. Could you explain?
>
> I meant doing
>
> page_huge_pte(page) = NULL
>
> But no strong feelings.
>
> --
> Oscar Salvador
> SUSE L3



-- 
Yours,
Muchun

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Thread overview: 43+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-10-26 14:50 [PATCH v2 00/19] Free some vmemmap pages of hugetlb page Muchun Song
2020-10-26 14:50 ` [PATCH v2 01/19] mm/memory_hotplug: Move bootmem info registration API to bootmem_info.c Muchun Song
2020-10-26 14:50 ` [PATCH v2 02/19] mm/memory_hotplug: Move {get,put}_page_bootmem() " Muchun Song
2020-10-26 14:50 ` [PATCH v2 03/19] mm/hugetlb: Introduce a new config HUGETLB_PAGE_FREE_VMEMMAP Muchun Song
2020-10-29 10:29   ` Oscar Salvador
2020-10-29 13:34     ` [External] " Muchun Song
2020-10-26 14:50 ` [PATCH v2 04/19] mm/hugetlb: Introduce nr_free_vmemmap_pages in the struct hstate Muchun Song
2020-10-27 22:03   ` Mike Kravetz
2020-10-29 13:26   ` Oscar Salvador
2020-10-29 13:41     ` [External] " Muchun Song
2020-10-26 14:51 ` [PATCH v2 05/19] mm/hugetlb: Introduce pgtable allocation/freeing helpers Muchun Song
2020-10-28  0:32   ` Mike Kravetz
2020-10-28  7:26     ` [External] " Muchun Song
2020-10-28 23:42       ` Mike Kravetz
2020-11-05 13:23   ` Oscar Salvador
2020-11-05 16:08     ` [External] " Muchun Song
2020-11-06  9:46       ` Oscar Salvador
2020-11-06 16:43         ` Muchun Song [this message]
2020-10-26 14:51 ` [PATCH v2 06/19] mm/bootmem_info: Introduce {free,prepare}_vmemmap_page() Muchun Song
2020-10-26 14:51 ` [PATCH v2 07/19] mm/hugetlb: Free the vmemmap pages associated with each hugetlb page Muchun Song
2020-10-26 16:01   ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-10-27  2:58     ` [External] " Muchun Song
2020-10-28 23:42   ` Mike Kravetz
2020-10-29  6:13     ` [External] " Muchun Song
2020-10-29 21:59       ` Mike Kravetz
2020-10-30  2:58         ` Muchun Song
2020-10-26 14:51 ` [PATCH v2 08/19] mm/hugetlb: Defer freeing of hugetlb pages Muchun Song
2020-10-26 14:51 ` [PATCH v2 09/19] mm/hugetlb: Allocate the vmemmap pages associated with each hugetlb page Muchun Song
2020-10-26 14:51 ` [PATCH v2 10/19] mm/hugetlb: Introduce remap_huge_page_pmd_vmemmap helper Muchun Song
2020-10-26 14:51 ` [PATCH v2 11/19] mm/hugetlb: Use PG_slab to indicate split pmd Muchun Song
2020-10-26 14:51 ` [PATCH v2 12/19] mm/hugetlb: Support freeing vmemmap pages of gigantic page Muchun Song
2020-10-26 14:51 ` [PATCH v2 13/19] mm/hugetlb: Add a BUILD_BUG_ON to check if struct page size is a power of two Muchun Song
2020-10-26 14:51 ` [PATCH v2 14/19] mm/hugetlb: Clear PageHWPoison on the non-error memory page Muchun Song
2020-10-26 14:51 ` [PATCH v2 15/19] mm/hugetlb: Flush work when dissolving hugetlb page Muchun Song
2020-10-26 14:51 ` [PATCH v2 16/19] mm/hugetlb: Add a kernel parameter hugetlb_free_vmemmap Muchun Song
2020-10-26 14:51 ` [PATCH v2 17/19] mm/hugetlb: Merge pte to huge pmd only for gigantic page Muchun Song
2020-10-26 14:51 ` [PATCH v2 18/19] mm/hugetlb: Gather discrete indexes of tail page Muchun Song
2020-10-26 14:51 ` [PATCH v2 19/19] mm/hugetlb: Add BUILD_BUG_ON to catch invalid usage of tail struct page Muchun Song
2020-10-26 15:53 ` [PATCH v2 00/19] Free some vmemmap pages of hugetlb page Matthew Wilcox
2020-10-27  2:54   ` [External] " Muchun Song
2020-10-30  9:14 ` Michal Hocko
2020-10-30 10:24   ` [External] " Muchun Song
2020-10-30 15:19     ` Michal Hocko

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