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From: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>
To: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>, Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>
Cc: Srikar Dronamraju <srikar@linux.vnet.ibm.com>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>,
	Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com>,
	Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>,
	Linux-MM <linux-mm@kvack.org>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>, Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>
Subject: [PATCH 59/63] sched: numa: Remove the numa_balancing_scan_period_reset sysctl
Date: Mon,  7 Oct 2013 11:29:37 +0100
Message-ID: <1381141781-10992-60-git-send-email-mgorman@suse.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1381141781-10992-1-git-send-email-mgorman@suse.de>

With scan rate adaptions based on whether the workload has properly
converged or not there should be no need for the scan period reset
hammer. Get rid of it.

Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>
---
 Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt | 11 +++--------
 include/linux/mm_types.h        |  3 ---
 include/linux/sched/sysctl.h    |  1 -
 kernel/sched/core.c             |  1 -
 kernel/sched/fair.c             | 18 +-----------------
 kernel/sysctl.c                 |  7 -------
 6 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 37 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt b/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
index d48bca4..84f1780 100644
--- a/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
+++ b/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
@@ -374,15 +374,13 @@ guarantee. If the target workload is already bound to NUMA nodes then this
 feature should be disabled. Otherwise, if the system overhead from the
 feature is too high then the rate the kernel samples for NUMA hinting
 faults may be controlled by the numa_balancing_scan_period_min_ms,
-numa_balancing_scan_delay_ms, numa_balancing_scan_period_reset,
-numa_balancing_scan_period_max_ms, numa_balancing_scan_size_mb and
-numa_balancing_settle_count sysctls.
+numa_balancing_scan_delay_ms, numa_balancing_scan_period_max_ms,
+numa_balancing_scan_size_mb and numa_balancing_settle_count sysctls.
 
 ==============================================================
 
 numa_balancing_scan_period_min_ms, numa_balancing_scan_delay_ms,
-numa_balancing_scan_period_max_ms, numa_balancing_scan_period_reset,
-numa_balancing_scan_size_mb
+numa_balancing_scan_period_max_ms, numa_balancing_scan_size_mb
 
 Automatic NUMA balancing scans tasks address space and unmaps pages to
 detect if pages are properly placed or if the data should be migrated to a
@@ -418,9 +416,6 @@ rate for each task.
 numa_balancing_scan_size_mb is how many megabytes worth of pages are
 scanned for a given scan.
 
-numa_balancing_scan_period_reset is a blunt instrument that controls how
-often a tasks scan delay is reset to detect sudden changes in task behaviour.
-
 numa_balancing_settle_count is how many scan periods must complete before
 the schedule balancer stops pushing the task towards a preferred node. This
 gives the scheduler a chance to place the task on an alternative node if the
diff --git a/include/linux/mm_types.h b/include/linux/mm_types.h
index a30f9ca..a3198e5 100644
--- a/include/linux/mm_types.h
+++ b/include/linux/mm_types.h
@@ -420,9 +420,6 @@ struct mm_struct {
 	 */
 	unsigned long numa_next_scan;
 
-	/* numa_next_reset is when the PTE scanner period will be reset */
-	unsigned long numa_next_reset;
-
 	/* Restart point for scanning and setting pte_numa */
 	unsigned long numa_scan_offset;
 
diff --git a/include/linux/sched/sysctl.h b/include/linux/sched/sysctl.h
index bf8086b..10d16c4f 100644
--- a/include/linux/sched/sysctl.h
+++ b/include/linux/sched/sysctl.h
@@ -47,7 +47,6 @@ extern enum sched_tunable_scaling sysctl_sched_tunable_scaling;
 extern unsigned int sysctl_numa_balancing_scan_delay;
 extern unsigned int sysctl_numa_balancing_scan_period_min;
 extern unsigned int sysctl_numa_balancing_scan_period_max;
-extern unsigned int sysctl_numa_balancing_scan_period_reset;
 extern unsigned int sysctl_numa_balancing_scan_size;
 extern unsigned int sysctl_numa_balancing_settle_count;
 
diff --git a/kernel/sched/core.c b/kernel/sched/core.c
index 86497b8..07d7c11 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/core.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/core.c
@@ -1716,7 +1716,6 @@ static void __sched_fork(unsigned long clone_flags, struct task_struct *p)
 #ifdef CONFIG_NUMA_BALANCING
 	if (p->mm && atomic_read(&p->mm->mm_users) == 1) {
 		p->mm->numa_next_scan = jiffies + msecs_to_jiffies(sysctl_numa_balancing_scan_delay);
-		p->mm->numa_next_reset = jiffies + msecs_to_jiffies(sysctl_numa_balancing_scan_period_reset);
 		p->mm->numa_scan_seq = 0;
 	}
 
diff --git a/kernel/sched/fair.c b/kernel/sched/fair.c
index d8514c8..38ec714 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/fair.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/fair.c
@@ -826,7 +826,6 @@ static unsigned long task_h_load(struct task_struct *p);
  */
 unsigned int sysctl_numa_balancing_scan_period_min = 1000;
 unsigned int sysctl_numa_balancing_scan_period_max = 60000;
-unsigned int sysctl_numa_balancing_scan_period_reset = 60000;
 
 /* Portion of address space to scan in MB */
 unsigned int sysctl_numa_balancing_scan_size = 256;
@@ -1685,24 +1684,9 @@ void task_numa_work(struct callback_head *work)
 	if (p->flags & PF_EXITING)
 		return;
 
-	if (!mm->numa_next_reset || !mm->numa_next_scan) {
+	if (!mm->numa_next_scan) {
 		mm->numa_next_scan = now +
 			msecs_to_jiffies(sysctl_numa_balancing_scan_delay);
-		mm->numa_next_reset = now +
-			msecs_to_jiffies(sysctl_numa_balancing_scan_period_reset);
-	}
-
-	/*
-	 * Reset the scan period if enough time has gone by. Objective is that
-	 * scanning will be reduced if pages are properly placed. As tasks
-	 * can enter different phases this needs to be re-examined. Lacking
-	 * proper tracking of reference behaviour, this blunt hammer is used.
-	 */
-	migrate = mm->numa_next_reset;
-	if (time_after(now, migrate)) {
-		p->numa_scan_period = task_scan_min(p);
-		next_scan = now + msecs_to_jiffies(sysctl_numa_balancing_scan_period_reset);
-		xchg(&mm->numa_next_reset, next_scan);
 	}
 
 	/*
diff --git a/kernel/sysctl.c b/kernel/sysctl.c
index 42f616a..e509b90 100644
--- a/kernel/sysctl.c
+++ b/kernel/sysctl.c
@@ -371,13 +371,6 @@ static struct ctl_table kern_table[] = {
 		.proc_handler	= proc_dointvec,
 	},
 	{
-		.procname	= "numa_balancing_scan_period_reset",
-		.data		= &sysctl_numa_balancing_scan_period_reset,
-		.maxlen		= sizeof(unsigned int),
-		.mode		= 0644,
-		.proc_handler	= proc_dointvec,
-	},
-	{
 		.procname	= "numa_balancing_scan_period_max_ms",
 		.data		= &sysctl_numa_balancing_scan_period_max,
 		.maxlen		= sizeof(unsigned int),
-- 
1.8.4

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Thread overview: 136+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2013-10-07 10:28 [PATCH 0/63] Basic scheduler support for automatic NUMA balancing V9 Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 10:28 ` [PATCH 01/63] hotplug: Optimize {get,put}_online_cpus() Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 10:28 ` [PATCH 02/63] mm: numa: Document automatic NUMA balancing sysctls Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 12:46   ` Rik van Riel
2013-10-07 10:28 ` [PATCH 03/63] sched, numa: Comment fixlets Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 12:46   ` Rik van Riel
2013-10-07 10:28 ` [PATCH 04/63] mm: numa: Do not account for a hinting fault if we raced Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 12:47   ` Rik van Riel
2013-10-07 10:28 ` [PATCH 05/63] mm: Wait for THP migrations to complete during NUMA hinting faults Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 13:55   ` Rik van Riel
2013-10-07 10:28 ` [PATCH 06/63] mm: Prevent parallel splits during THP migration Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 14:01   ` Rik van Riel
2013-10-07 10:28 ` [PATCH 07/63] mm: numa: Sanitize task_numa_fault() callsites Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 14:02   ` Rik van Riel
2013-10-07 10:28 ` [PATCH 08/63] mm: Close races between THP migration and PMD numa clearing Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 14:02   ` Rik van Riel
2013-10-07 10:28 ` [PATCH 09/63] mm: Account for a THP NUMA hinting update as one PTE update Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 14:02   ` Rik van Riel
2013-10-07 10:28 ` [PATCH 10/63] mm: Do not flush TLB during protection change if !pte_present && !migration_entry Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 15:12   ` Rik van Riel
2013-10-07 10:28 ` [PATCH 11/63] mm: Only flush TLBs if a transhuge PMD is modified for NUMA pte scanning Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 10:28 ` [PATCH 12/63] mm: numa: Do not migrate or account for hinting faults on the zero page Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 17:10   ` Rik van Riel
2013-10-07 10:28 ` [PATCH 13/63] sched: numa: Mitigate chance that same task always updates PTEs Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 17:24   ` Rik van Riel
2013-10-07 10:28 ` [PATCH 14/63] sched: numa: Continue PTE scanning even if migrate rate limited Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 17:24   ` Rik van Riel
2013-10-07 10:28 ` [PATCH 15/63] Revert "mm: sched: numa: Delay PTE scanning until a task is scheduled on a new node" Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 17:42   ` Rik van Riel
2013-10-07 10:28 ` [PATCH 16/63] sched: numa: Initialise numa_next_scan properly Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 17:44   ` Rik van Riel
2013-10-07 10:28 ` [PATCH 17/63] sched: Set the scan rate proportional to the memory usage of the task being scanned Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 17:44   ` Rik van Riel
2013-10-07 10:28 ` [PATCH 18/63] sched: numa: Slow scan rate if no NUMA hinting faults are being recorded Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 18:02   ` Rik van Riel
2013-10-07 10:28 ` [PATCH 19/63] sched: Track NUMA hinting faults on per-node basis Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 18:02   ` Rik van Riel
2013-12-04  5:32   ` Wanpeng Li
2013-12-04  5:37     ` Wanpeng Li
2013-10-07 10:28 ` [PATCH 20/63] sched: Select a preferred node with the most numa hinting faults Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 18:04   ` Rik van Riel
2013-10-07 10:28 ` [PATCH 21/63] sched: Update NUMA hinting faults once per scan Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 18:39   ` Rik van Riel
2013-10-07 10:29 ` [PATCH 22/63] sched: Favour moving tasks towards the preferred node Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 18:39   ` Rik van Riel
2013-10-07 10:29 ` [PATCH 23/63] sched: Resist moving tasks towards nodes with fewer hinting faults Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 18:40   ` Rik van Riel
2013-10-07 10:29 ` [PATCH 24/63] sched: Reschedule task on preferred NUMA node once selected Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 18:40   ` Rik van Riel
2013-10-07 10:29 ` [PATCH 25/63] sched: Add infrastructure for split shared/private accounting of NUMA hinting faults Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 18:41   ` Rik van Riel
2013-10-07 10:29 ` [PATCH 26/63] sched: Check current->mm before allocating NUMA faults Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 18:41   ` Rik van Riel
2013-10-07 10:29 ` [PATCH 27/63] mm: numa: Scan pages with elevated page_mapcount Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 18:43   ` Rik van Riel
2013-10-07 10:29 ` [PATCH 28/63] sched: Remove check that skips small VMAs Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 18:44   ` Rik van Riel
2013-10-07 10:29 ` [PATCH 29/63] sched: Set preferred NUMA node based on number of private faults Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 18:45   ` Rik van Riel
2013-10-07 10:29 ` [PATCH 30/63] sched: Do not migrate memory immediately after switching node Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 10:29 ` [PATCH 31/63] mm: numa: only unmap migrate-on-fault VMAs Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 10:29 ` [PATCH 32/63] sched: Avoid overloading CPUs on a preferred NUMA node Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 18:58   ` Rik van Riel
2013-10-07 10:29 ` [PATCH 33/63] sched: Retry migration of tasks to CPU on a preferred node Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 18:58   ` Rik van Riel
2013-10-07 10:29 ` [PATCH 34/63] sched: numa: increment numa_migrate_seq when task runs in correct location Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 10:29 ` [PATCH 35/63] sched: numa: Do not trap hinting faults for shared libraries Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 19:04   ` Rik van Riel
2013-10-07 10:29 ` [PATCH 36/63] mm: numa: Only trap pmd hinting faults if we would otherwise trap PTE faults Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 19:06   ` Rik van Riel
2013-10-07 10:29 ` [PATCH 37/63] stop_machine: Introduce stop_two_cpus() Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 10:29 ` [PATCH 38/63] sched: Introduce migrate_swap() Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 19:06   ` Rik van Riel
2013-10-07 10:29 ` [PATCH 39/63] sched: numa: Use a system-wide search to find swap/migration candidates Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 19:07   ` Rik van Riel
2013-10-07 10:29 ` [PATCH 40/63] sched: numa: Favor placing a task on the preferred node Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 19:07   ` Rik van Riel
2013-10-07 10:29 ` [PATCH 41/63] sched: numa: fix placement of workloads spread across multiple nodes Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 10:29 ` [PATCH 42/63] mm: numa: Change page last {nid,pid} into {cpu,pid} Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 19:08   ` Rik van Riel
2013-10-07 10:29 ` [PATCH 43/63] sched: numa: Use {cpu, pid} to create task groups for shared faults Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 19:09   ` Rik van Riel
2013-10-07 10:29 ` [PATCH 44/63] sched: numa: Report a NUMA task group ID Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 19:09   ` Rik van Riel
2013-10-07 10:29 ` [PATCH 45/63] mm: numa: copy cpupid on page migration Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 10:29 ` [PATCH 46/63] mm: numa: Do not group on RO pages Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 19:10   ` Rik van Riel
2013-10-07 10:29 ` [PATCH 47/63] mm: numa: Do not batch handle PMD pages Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 19:11   ` Rik van Riel
2013-10-07 10:29 ` [PATCH 48/63] sched: numa: stay on the same node if CLONE_VM Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 10:29 ` [PATCH 49/63] sched: numa: use group fault statistics in numa placement Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 10:29 ` [PATCH 50/63] sched: numa: call task_numa_free from do_execve Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 10:29 ` [PATCH 51/63] sched: numa: Prevent parallel updates to group stats during placement Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 19:13   ` Rik van Riel
2013-10-07 10:29 ` [PATCH 52/63] sched: numa: add debugging Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 19:13   ` Rik van Riel
2013-10-07 10:29 ` [PATCH 53/63] sched: numa: Decide whether to favour task or group weights based on swap candidate relationships Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 10:29 ` [PATCH 54/63] sched: numa: fix task or group comparison Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 10:29 ` [PATCH 55/63] sched: numa: Avoid migrating tasks that are placed on their preferred node Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 19:14   ` Rik van Riel
2013-10-07 10:29 ` [PATCH 56/63] sched: numa: be more careful about joining numa groups Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 10:29 ` [PATCH 57/63] sched: numa: Take false sharing into account when adapting scan rate Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 19:14   ` Rik van Riel
2013-10-07 10:29 ` [PATCH 58/63] sched: numa: adjust scan rate in task_numa_placement Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 10:29 ` Mel Gorman [this message]
2013-10-07 19:14   ` [PATCH 59/63] sched: numa: Remove the numa_balancing_scan_period_reset sysctl Rik van Riel
2013-10-07 10:29 ` [PATCH 60/63] mm: numa: revert temporarily disabling of NUMA migration Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 10:29 ` [PATCH 61/63] sched: numa: skip some page migrations after a shared fault Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 10:29 ` [PATCH 62/63] sched: numa: use unsigned longs for numa group fault stats Mel Gorman
2013-10-07 19:15   ` Rik van Riel
2013-10-07 10:29 ` [PATCH 63/63] sched: numa: periodically retry task_numa_migrate Mel Gorman
2013-10-09 11:03 ` [PATCH 0/63] Basic scheduler support for automatic NUMA balancing V9 Ingo Molnar
2013-10-09 11:11   ` Ingo Molnar
2013-10-09 11:13     ` Ingo Molnar
2013-10-09 12:05   ` Peter Zijlstra
2013-10-09 12:48     ` Ingo Molnar
2013-10-10  7:05   ` Mel Gorman
2013-10-09 16:28 ` Ingo Molnar
2013-10-09 16:29   ` Ingo Molnar
2013-10-09 16:57     ` Ingo Molnar
2013-10-09 17:09       ` Ingo Molnar
2013-10-09 17:11         ` Peter Zijlstra
2013-10-09 17:08   ` Peter Zijlstra
2013-10-09 17:15     ` Ingo Molnar
2013-10-09 17:18       ` Peter Zijlstra
2013-10-24 12:26 ` Automatic NUMA balancing patches for tip-urgent/stable Mel Gorman
2013-10-26 12:11   ` Ingo Molnar
2013-10-29  9:42     ` Mel Gorman
2013-10-29  9:48       ` Ingo Molnar
2013-10-29 10:24         ` Mel Gorman
2013-10-29 10:41           ` Ingo Molnar
2013-10-29 12:48             ` Mel Gorman
2013-10-31  9:51   ` [RFC GIT PULL] NUMA-balancing memory corruption fixes Ingo Molnar
2013-10-31 22:25     ` Linus Torvalds
2013-11-01  7:36       ` Ingo Molnar
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2013-09-27 13:26 [PATCH 0/63] Basic scheduler support for automatic NUMA balancing V8 Mel Gorman
2013-09-27 13:27 ` [PATCH 59/63] sched: numa: Remove the numa_balancing_scan_period_reset sysctl Mel Gorman

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