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From: Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org>
To: Jia He <hejianet@gmail.com>
Cc: linux-mm@kvack.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>,
	Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>,
	Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>,
	Joonsoo Kim <iamjoonsoo.kim@lge.com>,
	Taku Izumi <izumi.taku@jp.fujitsu.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH RFC 1/1] mm, page_alloc: fix incorrect zone_statistics data
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2016 10:18:14 +0100
Message-ID: <20161220091814.GC3769@dhcp22.suse.cz> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1481522347-20393-2-git-send-email-hejianet@gmail.com>

On Mon 12-12-16 13:59:07, Jia He wrote:
> In commit b9f00e147f27 ("mm, page_alloc: reduce branches in
> zone_statistics"), it reconstructed codes to reduce the branch miss rate.
> Compared with the original logic, it assumed if !(flag & __GFP_OTHER_NODE)
>  z->node would not be equal to preferred_zone->node. That seems to be
> incorrect.

I am sorry but I have hard time following the changelog. It is clear
that you are trying to fix a missed NUMA_{HIT,OTHER} accounting
but it is not really clear when such thing happens. You are adding
preferred_zone->node check. preferred_zone is the first zone in the
requested zonelist. So for the most allocations it is a node from the
local node. But if something request an explicit numa node (without
__GFP_OTHER_NODE which would be the majority I suspect) then we could
indeed end up accounting that as a NUMA_MISS, NUMA_FOREIGN so the
referenced patch indeed caused an unintended change of accounting AFAIU.

If this is correct then it should be a part of the changelog. I also
cannot say I would like the fix. First of all I am not sure
__GFP_OTHER_NODE is a good idea at all. How is an explicit usage of the
flag any different from an explicit __alloc_pages_node(non_local_nid)?
In both cases we ask for an allocation on a remote node and successful
allocation is a NUMA_HIT and NUMA_OTHER.

That being said, why cannot we simply do the following? As a bonus, we
can get rid of a barely used __GFP_OTHER_NODE. Also the number of
branches will stay same.
---
diff --git a/mm/page_alloc.c b/mm/page_alloc.c
index 429855be6ec9..f035d5c8b864 100644
--- a/mm/page_alloc.c
+++ b/mm/page_alloc.c
@@ -2583,25 +2583,17 @@ int __isolate_free_page(struct page *page, unsigned int order)
  * Update NUMA hit/miss statistics
  *
  * Must be called with interrupts disabled.
- *
- * When __GFP_OTHER_NODE is set assume the node of the preferred
- * zone is the local node. This is useful for daemons who allocate
- * memory on behalf of other processes.
  */
 static inline void zone_statistics(struct zone *preferred_zone, struct zone *z,
 								gfp_t flags)
 {
 #ifdef CONFIG_NUMA
-	int local_nid = numa_node_id();
-	enum zone_stat_item local_stat = NUMA_LOCAL;
-
-	if (unlikely(flags & __GFP_OTHER_NODE)) {
-		local_stat = NUMA_OTHER;
-		local_nid = preferred_zone->node;
-	}
+	if (z->node == preferred_zone->node) {
+		enum zone_stat_item local_stat = NUMA_LOCAL;
 
-	if (z->node == local_nid) {
 		__inc_zone_state(z, NUMA_HIT);
+		if (z->node != numa_node_id())
+			local_stat = NUMA_OTHER;
 		__inc_zone_state(z, local_stat);
 	} else {
 		__inc_zone_state(z, NUMA_MISS);
-- 
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs

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Thread overview: 23+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2016-12-12  5:59 [PATCH RFC 0/1] " Jia He
2016-12-12  5:59 ` [PATCH RFC 1/1] " Jia He
2016-12-20  9:18   ` Michal Hocko [this message]
2016-12-20 13:10     ` Mel Gorman
2016-12-20 13:26       ` Michal Hocko
2016-12-20 14:28         ` Mel Gorman
2016-12-20 14:35           ` Michal Hocko
2016-12-20 14:49             ` Vlastimil Babka
2016-12-20 14:54             ` Mel Gorman
2016-12-21  7:57               ` Michal Hocko
2016-12-21  8:06                 ` [PATCH 1/2] mm: fix remote numa hits statistics Michal Hocko
2016-12-21  8:06                   ` [PATCH 2/2] mm: get rid of __GFP_OTHER_NODE Michal Hocko
2017-01-02 14:18                     ` Vlastimil Babka
2016-12-29 11:46                   ` [PATCH 1/2] mm: fix remote numa hits statistics Mel Gorman
2016-12-29 12:28                     ` Michal Hocko
2017-01-02 14:16                   ` Vlastimil Babka
2017-01-02 14:46                     ` Michal Hocko
2017-01-02 15:07                       ` Vlastimil Babka
2016-12-20 14:42           ` [PATCH RFC 1/1] mm, page_alloc: fix incorrect zone_statistics data Mel Gorman
2016-12-20 15:13     ` Vlastimil Babka
2016-12-21  3:01     ` hejianet
2016-12-20 12:31   ` Mel Gorman
2016-12-21  3:07     ` hejianet

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