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From: Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@nvidia.com>
To: Roman Gushchin <guro@fb.com>
Cc: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>, Zi Yan <ziy@nvidia.com>,
	<linux-mm@kvack.org>, Rik van Riel <riel@surriel.com>,
	"Kirill A . Shutemov" <kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com>,
	Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org>,
	Shakeel Butt <shakeelb@google.com>,
	Yang Shi <yang.shi@linux.alibaba.com>,
	David Nellans <dnellans@nvidia.com>,
	<linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 00/16] 1GB THP support on x86_64
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2020 13:50:51 -0300
Message-ID: <20200903165051.GN24045@ziepe.ca> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200903162527.GF60440@carbon.dhcp.thefacebook.com>

On Thu, Sep 03, 2020 at 09:25:27AM -0700, Roman Gushchin wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 03, 2020 at 09:32:54AM +0200, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > On Wed 02-09-20 14:06:12, Zi Yan wrote:
> > > From: Zi Yan <ziy@nvidia.com>
> > > 
> > > Hi all,
> > > 
> > > This patchset adds support for 1GB THP on x86_64. It is on top of
> > > v5.9-rc2-mmots-2020-08-25-21-13.
> > > 
> > > 1GB THP is more flexible for reducing translation overhead and increasing the
> > > performance of applications with large memory footprint without application
> > > changes compared to hugetlb.
> > 
> > Please be more specific about usecases. This better have some strong
> > ones because THP code is complex enough already to add on top solely
> > based on a generic TLB pressure easing.
> 
> Hello, Michal!
> 
> We at Facebook are using 1 GB hugetlbfs pages and are getting noticeable
> performance wins on some workloads.

At least from a RDMA NIC perspective I've heard from a lot of users
that higher order pages at the DMA level is giving big speed ups too.

It is basically the same dynamic as CPU TLB, except missing a 'TLB'
cache in a PCI-E device is dramatically more expensive to refill. With
200G and soon 400G networking these misses are a growing problem.

With HPC nodes now pushing 1TB of actual physical RAM and single
applications basically using all of it, there is definately some
meaningful return - if pages can be reliably available.

At least for HPC where the node returns to an idle state after each
job and most of the 1TB memory becomes freed up again, it seems more
believable to me that a large cache of 1G pages could be available?

Even triggering some kind of cleaner between jobs to defragment could
be a reasonable approach..

Jason


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Thread overview: 82+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-09-02 18:06 Zi Yan
2020-09-02 18:06 ` [RFC PATCH 01/16] mm: add pagechain container for storing multiple pages Zi Yan
2020-09-02 20:29   ` Randy Dunlap
2020-09-02 20:48     ` Zi Yan
2020-09-03  3:15   ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-09-07 12:22   ` Kirill A. Shutemov
2020-09-07 15:11     ` Zi Yan
2020-09-09 13:46       ` Kirill A. Shutemov
2020-09-09 14:15         ` Zi Yan
2020-09-02 18:06 ` [RFC PATCH 02/16] mm: thp: 1GB anonymous page implementation Zi Yan
2020-09-02 18:06 ` [RFC PATCH 03/16] mm: proc: add 1GB THP kpageflag Zi Yan
2020-09-09 13:46   ` Kirill A. Shutemov
2020-09-02 18:06 ` [RFC PATCH 04/16] mm: thp: 1GB THP copy on write implementation Zi Yan
2020-09-02 18:06 ` [RFC PATCH 05/16] mm: thp: handling 1GB THP reference bit Zi Yan
2020-09-09 14:09   ` Kirill A. Shutemov
2020-09-09 14:36     ` Zi Yan
2020-09-02 18:06 ` [RFC PATCH 06/16] mm: thp: add 1GB THP split_huge_pud_page() function Zi Yan
2020-09-09 14:18   ` Kirill A. Shutemov
2020-09-09 14:19     ` Zi Yan
2020-09-02 18:06 ` [RFC PATCH 07/16] mm: stats: make smap stats understand PUD THPs Zi Yan
2020-09-02 18:06 ` [RFC PATCH 08/16] mm: page_vma_walk: teach it about PMD-mapped PUD THP Zi Yan
2020-09-02 18:06 ` [RFC PATCH 09/16] mm: thp: 1GB THP support in try_to_unmap() Zi Yan
2020-09-02 18:06 ` [RFC PATCH 10/16] mm: thp: split 1GB THPs at page reclaim Zi Yan
2020-09-02 18:06 ` [RFC PATCH 11/16] mm: thp: 1GB THP follow_p*d_page() support Zi Yan
2020-09-02 18:06 ` [RFC PATCH 12/16] mm: support 1GB THP pagemap support Zi Yan
2020-09-02 18:06 ` [RFC PATCH 13/16] mm: thp: add a knob to enable/disable 1GB THPs Zi Yan
2020-09-02 18:06 ` [RFC PATCH 14/16] mm: page_alloc: >=MAX_ORDER pages allocation an deallocation Zi Yan
2020-09-02 18:06 ` [RFC PATCH 15/16] hugetlb: cma: move cma reserve function to cma.c Zi Yan
2020-09-02 18:06 ` [RFC PATCH 16/16] mm: thp: use cma reservation for pud thp allocation Zi Yan
2020-09-02 18:40 ` [RFC PATCH 00/16] 1GB THP support on x86_64 Jason Gunthorpe
2020-09-02 18:45   ` Zi Yan
2020-09-02 18:48     ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-09-02 19:05       ` Zi Yan
2020-09-02 19:57         ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-09-02 20:29           ` Zi Yan
2020-09-03 16:40             ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-09-03 16:55               ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-09-03 17:08                 ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-09-03  7:32 ` Michal Hocko
2020-09-03 16:25   ` Roman Gushchin
2020-09-03 16:50     ` Jason Gunthorpe [this message]
2020-09-03 17:01       ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-09-03 17:18         ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-09-03 20:57     ` Mike Kravetz
2020-09-03 21:06       ` Roman Gushchin
2020-09-04  7:42     ` Michal Hocko
2020-09-04 21:10       ` Roman Gushchin
2020-09-07  7:20         ` Michal Hocko
2020-09-08 15:09           ` Zi Yan
2020-09-08 19:58             ` Roman Gushchin
2020-09-09  4:01               ` John Hubbard
2020-09-09  7:15               ` Michal Hocko
2020-09-03 14:23 ` Kirill A. Shutemov
2020-09-03 16:30   ` Roman Gushchin
2020-09-08 11:57     ` David Hildenbrand
2020-09-08 14:05       ` Zi Yan
2020-09-08 14:22         ` David Hildenbrand
2020-09-08 15:36           ` Zi Yan
2020-09-08 14:27         ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-09-08 15:50           ` Zi Yan
2020-09-09 12:11           ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-09-09 12:32             ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-09-09 13:14               ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-09-09 13:27                 ` David Hildenbrand
2020-09-10 10:02                   ` William Kucharski
2020-09-08 14:35         ` Michal Hocko
2020-09-08 14:41           ` Rik van Riel
2020-09-08 15:02             ` David Hildenbrand
2020-09-09  7:04             ` Michal Hocko
2020-09-09 13:19               ` Rik van Riel
2020-09-09 13:43                 ` David Hildenbrand
2020-09-09 13:49                   ` Rik van Riel
2020-09-09 13:54                     ` David Hildenbrand
2020-09-10  7:32                   ` Michal Hocko
2020-09-10  8:27                     ` David Hildenbrand
2020-09-10 14:21                       ` Zi Yan
2020-09-10 14:34                         ` David Hildenbrand
2020-09-10 14:41                           ` Zi Yan
2020-09-10 15:15                             ` David Hildenbrand
2020-09-10 13:32                     ` Rik van Riel
2020-09-10 14:30                       ` Zi Yan
2020-09-09 13:59                 ` Michal Hocko

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