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From: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
To: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>
Cc: linux-mm@kvack.org, 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>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] mm: fix remote numa hits statistics
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2016 13:28:29 +0100
Message-ID: <20161229122829.GI29208@dhcp22.suse.cz> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20161229114601.wuadp2l6xwzdxv6s@suse.de>

On Thu 29-12-16 11:46:01, Mel Gorman wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 21, 2016 at 09:06:52AM +0100, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > 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>
> 
> For both patches;
> 
> Acked-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>

Thanks! I will give it a week for others to get back to it after holiday
and then resubmit.
-- 
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs

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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                 ` [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 [this message]
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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