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From: Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org>
To: Joonsoo Kim <iamjoonsoo.kim@lge.com>
Cc: linux-mm@kvack.org, Michael Ellerman <mpe@ellerman.id.au>,
	Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com>,
	Reza Arbab <arbab@linux.vnet.ibm.com>,
	Yasuaki Ishimatsu <yasu.isimatu@gmail.com>,
	qiuxishi@huawei.com, Igor Mammedov <imammedo@redhat.com>,
	Vitaly Kuznetsov <vkuznets@redhat.com>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] mm: drop migrate type checks from has_unmovable_pages
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2017 09:44:36 +0200
Message-ID: <20171024074436.563sn3hfa5png3jt@dhcp22.suse.cz> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20171024044423.GA31424@js1304-P5Q-DELUXE>

On Tue 24-10-17 13:44:23, Joonsoo Kim wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at 10:10:09AM +0200, Michal Hocko wrote:
[...]
> > My intuitive understanding of set_migratetype_isolate is that it either
> > suceeds and that means that the given pfn range can be isolated for the
> > given type of allocation (be it movable or cma). No new pages will be
> > allocated from this range to allow converging into a free range in a
> > finit amount of time. At least this is how the hotplug code would like
> > to use it and I suppose that the alloc_contig_range would like to
> > guarantee the same to not rely on a fixed amount of migration attempts.
> 
> Yes, alloc_contig_range() also want to guarantee the similar thing.
> Major difference between them is 'given pfn range'. memory hotplug
> works by pageblock unit but alloc_contig_range() doesn't.
> alloc_contig_range() works by the page unit. However, there is no easy
> way to isolate individual page so it uses pageblock isolation
> regardless of 'given pfn range'.

I am still confused. So when is it safe to isolate a page from the CMA
pageblock for something that is not a CMA allocation request? Don't we
lose a CMA guanratee that way? 

[...]
> > That being said, I would much rather see MIGRATE_CMA case special cased
> > than duplicate the already confusing API but I will not insist of
> > course.
> 
> Okay. I atteach the patch. Andrew, could you revert Michal's series
> and apply this patch first? Perhaps, Michal will resend his series on
> top of this one.

I am not convinced about this approach but I will not argue about the
patch though. If this is seen as a right way forward, I will rebase
my patches on top.
-- 
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs

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Thread overview: 51+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-09-18  7:08 [PATCH v2 0/2] mm, memory_hotplug: redefine memory offline retry logic Michal Hocko
2017-09-18  7:08 ` [PATCH 1/2] mm, memory_hotplug: do not fail offlining too early Michal Hocko
2017-10-10 12:05   ` Michael Ellerman
2017-10-10 12:27     ` Michal Hocko
2017-10-11  2:37       ` Michael Ellerman
2017-10-11  5:19         ` Michael Ellerman
2017-10-11 14:05           ` Anshuman Khandual
2017-10-11 14:16             ` Michal Hocko
2017-10-11  6:51         ` Michal Hocko
2017-10-11  8:04           ` Vlastimil Babka
2017-10-11  8:13             ` Michal Hocko
2017-10-11 11:17               ` Vlastimil Babka
2017-10-11 11:24                 ` Michal Hocko
2017-10-13 11:42             ` Michael Ellerman
2017-10-13 11:58               ` Michal Hocko
2017-10-13 12:00                 ` [PATCH 1/2] mm: drop migrate type checks from has_unmovable_pages Michal Hocko
2017-10-13 12:00                   ` [PATCH 2/2] mm, page_alloc: fail has_unmovable_pages when seeing reserved pages Michal Hocko
2017-10-13 12:04                     ` Vlastimil Babka
2017-10-13 12:07                       ` Michal Hocko
2017-10-17 13:03                         ` Vlastimil Babka
2017-10-17 11:41                   ` [PATCH 1/2] mm: drop migrate type checks from has_unmovable_pages Michael Ellerman
2017-10-17 12:03                     ` Michal Hocko
2017-10-17 13:02                   ` Vlastimil Babka
2017-10-19  2:51                   ` Joonsoo Kim
2017-10-19  7:15                     ` Michal Hocko
2017-10-19  7:33                       ` Joonsoo Kim
2017-10-19  8:20                         ` Michal Hocko
2017-10-19 12:21                           ` Michal Hocko
2017-10-20  2:13                             ` Joonsoo Kim
2017-10-20  5:59                               ` Michal Hocko
2017-10-20  6:50                                 ` Joonsoo Kim
2017-10-20  7:02                                   ` Michal Hocko
2017-10-23  5:23                                     ` Joonsoo Kim
2017-10-23  8:10                                       ` Michal Hocko
2017-10-24  4:44                                         ` Joonsoo Kim
2017-10-24  7:44                                           ` Michal Hocko [this message]
2017-10-24  8:12                                           ` Vlastimil Babka
2017-10-24 12:25                                             ` Michal Hocko
2017-10-26  2:47                                             ` Joonsoo Kim
2017-10-26  7:41                                               ` Michal Hocko
2017-10-20  7:22                               ` Xishi Qiu
2017-10-20  8:17                                 ` Michal Hocko
2017-10-23  5:26                                   ` Joonsoo Kim
2017-10-26 13:04                             ` Vlastimil Babka
2017-10-26 13:59                             ` Michal Hocko
2017-09-18  7:08 ` [PATCH 2/2] mm, memory_hotplug: remove timeout from __offline_memory Michal Hocko
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2017-11-13  7:33 ` [PATCH 1/2] mm: drop migrate type checks from has_unmovable_pages Ran Wang
2017-11-13 11:02   ` Michal Hocko
2017-11-14  6:10     ` Ran Wang
2017-11-14  7:06       ` Michal Hocko
2017-11-14  7:45         ` Ran Wang

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