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From: Minchan Kim <minchan@kernel.org>
To: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: kernel-team <kernel-team@lge.com>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-mm@kvack.org,
	Minchan Kim <minchan@kernel.org>
Subject: [PATCH v2 0/4] skip swapcache for super fast device
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:09:57 +0900
Message-ID: <1505805001-30187-1-git-send-email-minchan@kernel.org> (raw)

With fast swap storage, platform want to use swap more aggressively
and swap-in is crucial to application latency.

The rw_page based synchronous devices like zram, pmem and btt are such
fast storage. When I profile swapin performance with zram lz4 decompress
test, S/W overhead is more than 70%. Maybe, it would be bigger in nvdimm.

This patch aims for reducing swap-in latency via skipping swapcache
if swap device is synchronous device like rw_page based device.

It enhances 45% my swapin test(5G sequential swapin, no readahead,
from 2.41sec to 1.64sec).

Andrew, [1] is zram specific patch so could be applied separately
but this patch is based on that so I include it in this series.

* From v1
  * style fix
  * a bug fix
  * drop page-cluster based readahead off
    * This regression could be solved by other patch from Huang.
      http://lkml.kernel.org/r/87tw04in60.fsf@yhuang-dev.intel.com
  
Minchan Kim (4):
  [1] zram: set BDI_CAP_STABLE_WRITES once
  [2] bdi: introduce BDI_CAP_SYNCHRONOUS_IO
  [3] mm:swap: introduce SWP_SYNCHRONOUS_IO
  [4] mm:swap: skip swapcache for swapin of synchronous device

 drivers/block/brd.c           |  2 ++
 drivers/block/zram/zram_drv.c | 16 +++++--------
 drivers/nvdimm/btt.c          |  3 +++
 drivers/nvdimm/pmem.c         |  2 ++
 include/linux/backing-dev.h   |  8 +++++++
 include/linux/swap.h          | 14 +++++++++++-
 mm/memory.c                   | 52 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-------------
 mm/page_io.c                  |  6 ++---
 mm/swapfile.c                 | 14 ++++++++----
 9 files changed, 83 insertions(+), 34 deletions(-)

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Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-09-19  7:09 Minchan Kim [this message]
2017-09-19  7:09 ` [PATCH v2 1/4] zram: set BDI_CAP_STABLE_WRITES once Minchan Kim
2017-09-19  7:09 ` [PATCH v2 2/4] bdi: introduce BDI_CAP_SYNCHRONOUS_IO Minchan Kim
2017-09-19 14:25   ` Christoph Hellwig
2017-09-20  5:41     ` Minchan Kim
2017-09-19  7:10 ` [PATCH v2 3/4] mm:swap: introduce SWP_SYNCHRONOUS_IO Minchan Kim
2017-09-19  7:10 ` [PATCH v2 4/4] mm:swap: skip swapcache for swapin of synchronous device Minchan Kim
2017-09-20  5:43 [PATCH v2 0/4] skip swapcache for super fast device Minchan Kim

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