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From: Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org>
To: linux-mm@kvack.org
Cc: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>, Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Joonsoo Kim <js1304@gmail.com>, Jia He <hejianet@gmail.com>,
	Taku Izumi <izumi.taku@jp.fujitsu.com>,
	Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>,
	Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
Subject: [PATCH 1/2] mm: fix remote numa hits statistics
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2016 09:06:52 +0100
Message-ID: <20161221080653.29437-1-mhocko@kernel.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20161221075711.GF16502@dhcp22.suse.cz>

From: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>

Jia He has noticed that b9f00e147f27 ("mm, page_alloc: reduce branches
in zone_statistics") has an unintentional side effect that remote node
allocation requests are accounted as NUMA_MISS rathat than NUMA_HIT and
NUMA_OTHER if such a request doesn't use __GFP_OTHER_NODE. There are
many of these potentially because the flag is used very rarely while
we have many users of __alloc_pages_node.

Fix this by simply ignoring __GFP_OTHER_NODE (it can be removed in a
follow up patch) and treat all allocations that were satisfied from the
preferred zone's node as NUMA_HITS because this is the same node we
requested the allocation from in most cases. If this is not the local
node then we just account it as NUMA_OTHER rather than NUMA_LOCAL.

One downsize would be that an allocation request for a node which is
outside of the mempolicy nodemask would be reported as a hit which is a
bit weird but that was the case before b9f00e147f27 already.

Reported-by: Jia He <hejianet@gmail.com>
Fixes: b9f00e147f27 ("mm, page_alloc: reduce branches in zone_statistics")
Signed-off-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
---
 mm/page_alloc.c | 16 ++++------------
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)

diff --git a/mm/page_alloc.c b/mm/page_alloc.c
index f6d5b73e1d7c..506946a902c5 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);
-- 
2.10.2

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Thread overview: 24+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2016-12-12  5:59 [PATCH RFC 0/1] mm, page_alloc: fix incorrect zone_statistics data Jia He
2016-12-12  5:59 ` [PATCH RFC 1/1] " Jia He
2016-12-20  9:18   ` Michal Hocko
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                 ` Michal Hocko [this message]
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
2017-01-02 15:30 [PATCH 0/2] numa node stats alternative fix Michal Hocko
2017-01-02 15:30 ` [PATCH 1/2] mm: fix remote numa hits statistics Michal Hocko

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