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From: Minchan Kim <minchan@kernel.org>
To: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	linux-mm <linux-mm@kvack.org>,
	linux-api@vger.kernel.org, oleksandr@redhat.com,
	Suren Baghdasaryan <surenb@google.com>,
	Tim Murray <timmurray@google.com>,
	Daniel Colascione <dancol@google.com>,
	Sandeep Patil <sspatil@google.com>,
	Sonny Rao <sonnyrao@google.com>,
	Brian Geffon <bgeffon@google.com>, Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>,
	Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>,
	Shakeel Butt <shakeelb@google.com>,
	John Dias <joaodias@google.com>,
	Joel Fernandes <joel@joelfernandes.org>,
	Jann Horn <jannh@google.com>,
	alexander.h.duyck@linux.intel.com, sj38.park@gmail.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH v7 0/7] introduce memory hinting API for external process
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2020 13:42:28 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20200302214228.GB71660@google.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200302131618.b0f9f0e76d53a69184321884@linux-foundation.org>

On Mon, Mar 02, 2020 at 01:16:18PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Mon,  2 Mar 2020 11:36:23 -0800 Minchan Kim <minchan@kernel.org> wrote:
> 
> > Now, we have MADV_PAGEOUT and MADV_COLD as madvise hinting API. With that,
> > application could give hints to kernel what memory range are preferred to be
> > reclaimed. However, in some platform(e.g., Android), the information
> > required to make the hinting decision is not known to the app.
> > Instead, it is known to a centralized userspace daemon(e.g., ActivityManagerService),
> > and that daemon must be able to initiate reclaim on its own without any app
> > involvement.
> > 
> > To solve the concern, this patch introduces new syscall - process_madvise(2).
> > Bascially, it's same with madvise(2) syscall but it has some differences.
> > 
> > 1. It needs pidfd of target process to provide the hint
> > 2. It supports only MADV_{COLD|PAGEOUT|MERGEABLE|UNMEREABLE} at this moment.
> >    Other hints in madvise will be opened when there are explicit requests from
> >    community to prevent unexpected bugs we couldn't support.
> > 3. Only privileged processes can do something for other process's address
> >    space.
> > 
> > For more detail of the new API, please see "mm: introduce external memory hinting API"
> > description in this patchset.
> 
> Thanks, I grabbed these.
> 
> I massaged the patch titles significantly - mainly to alert readers to
> the fact that we're proposing a new syscall.
> 
> Is a manpage for process_madvise(2) being prepared?

I will prepare it, Thanks!


      reply	other threads:[~2020-03-02 21:42 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 45+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-03-02 19:36 Minchan Kim
2020-03-02 19:36 ` [PATCH v7 1/7] mm: pass task and mm to do_madvise Minchan Kim
2020-03-05 15:48   ` Vlastimil Babka
2020-05-08 18:21     ` Minchan Kim
2020-03-02 19:36 ` [PATCH v7 2/7] mm: introduce external memory hinting API Minchan Kim
2020-03-03 10:33   ` kbuild test robot
2020-03-03 14:57     ` Minchan Kim
2020-03-05 18:15   ` Vlastimil Babka
2020-03-10 22:20     ` Minchan Kim
2020-03-11  0:36       ` Minchan Kim
2020-03-12 12:40       ` Vlastimil Babka
2020-03-12 20:23         ` Minchan Kim
2020-05-08 18:33           ` Minchan Kim
2020-03-02 19:36 ` [PATCH v7 3/7] mm: check fatal signal pending of target process Minchan Kim
2020-03-06 10:22   ` Vlastimil Babka
2020-03-10 22:24     ` Minchan Kim
2020-03-02 19:36 ` [PATCH v7 4/7] pid: move pidfd_get_pid function to pid.c Minchan Kim
2020-03-06 10:57   ` Vlastimil Babka
2020-03-06 11:14   ` Christian Brauner
2020-03-02 19:36 ` [PATCH v7 5/7] mm: support both pid and pidfd for process_madvise Minchan Kim
2020-03-06 11:14   ` Vlastimil Babka
2020-03-11  0:42     ` Minchan Kim
2020-05-08 18:36       ` Minchan Kim
2020-05-08 23:04         ` Andrew Morton
2020-05-09 12:48           ` Christian Brauner
2020-05-09 23:14             ` Minchan Kim
2020-05-12 19:55               ` Suren Baghdasaryan
2020-03-02 19:36 ` [PATCH v7 6/7] mm/madvise: employ mmget_still_valid for write lock Minchan Kim
2020-03-06 12:52   ` Vlastimil Babka
2020-03-06 13:03     ` Oleksandr Natalenko
2020-03-06 16:03       ` Vlastimil Babka
2020-03-09 12:30         ` Oleksandr Natalenko
2020-03-10 22:28           ` Minchan Kim
2020-03-02 19:36 ` [PATCH v7 7/7] mm/madvise: allow KSM hints for remote API Minchan Kim
2020-03-06 13:13   ` Vlastimil Babka
2020-03-06 13:41     ` Oleksandr Natalenko
2020-03-06 16:08       ` Vlastimil Babka
2020-03-09 13:11         ` Oleksandr Natalenko
2020-03-09 15:08           ` Michal Hocko
2020-03-09 15:19             ` Oleksandr Natalenko
2020-03-09 15:42               ` Vlastimil Babka
2020-03-09 16:03                 ` Michal Hocko
2020-06-11  2:21   ` Jann Horn
2020-03-02 21:16 ` [PATCH v7 0/7] introduce memory hinting API for external process Andrew Morton
2020-03-02 21:42   ` Minchan Kim [this message]

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