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From: David Hildenbrand <david@redhat.com>
To: Mike Rapoport <rppt@linux.ibm.com>,
	Sudarshan Rajagopalan <sudaraja@codeaurora.org>
Cc: linux-mm@kvack.org, linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com>,
	Will Deacon <will@kernel.org>,
	Anshuman Khandual <anshuman.khandual@arm.com>,
	Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@arm.com>,
	Logan Gunthorpe <logang@deltatee.com>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Steven Price <steven.price@arm.com>,
	Suren Baghdasaryan <surenb@google.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/1] arm64/sparsemem: reduce SECTION_SIZE_BITS
Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2021 17:04:45 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <51c1baf1-9114-4e0e-82f0-c7219e3a0023@redhat.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210121141607.GB7648@linux.ibm.com>

On 21.01.21 15:16, Mike Rapoport wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 20, 2021 at 09:29:13PM -0800, Sudarshan Rajagopalan wrote:
>> memory_block_size_bytes() determines the memory hotplug granularity i.e the
>> amount of memory which can be hot added or hot removed from the kernel. The
>> generic value here being MIN_MEMORY_BLOCK_SIZE (1UL << SECTION_SIZE_BITS)
>> for memory_block_size_bytes() on platforms like arm64 that does not override.
>>
>> Current SECTION_SIZE_BITS is 30 i.e 1GB which is large and a reduction here
>> increases memory hotplug granularity, thus improving its agility. A reduced
>> section size also reduces memory wastage in vmemmmap mapping for sections
>> with large memory holes. So we try to set the least section size as possible.
>>
>> A section size bits selection must follow:
>> (MAX_ORDER - 1 + PAGE_SHIFT) <= SECTION_SIZE_BITS
>>
>> CONFIG_FORCE_MAX_ZONEORDER is always defined on arm64 and so just following it
>> would help achieve the smallest section size.
>>
>> SECTION_SIZE_BITS = (CONFIG_FORCE_MAX_ZONEORDER - 1 + PAGE_SHIFT)
>>
>> SECTION_SIZE_BITS = 22 (11 - 1 + 12) i.e 4MB   for 4K pages
>> SECTION_SIZE_BITS = 24 (11 - 1 + 14) i.e 16MB  for 16K pages without THP
>> SECTION_SIZE_BITS = 25 (12 - 1 + 14) i.e 32MB  for 16K pages with THP
>> SECTION_SIZE_BITS = 26 (11 - 1 + 16) i.e 64MB  for 64K pages without THP
>> SECTION_SIZE_BITS = 29 (14 - 1 + 16) i.e 512MB for 64K pages with THP
>>
>> But there are other problems in reducing SECTION_SIZE_BIT. Reducing it by too
>> much would over populate /sys/devices/system/memory/ and also consume too many
>> page->flags bits in the !vmemmap case. Also section size needs to be multiple
>> of 128MB to have PMD based vmemmap mapping with CONFIG_ARM64_4K_PAGES.
>>
>> Given these constraints, lets just reduce the section size to 128MB for 4K
>> and 16K base page size configs, and to 512MB for 64K base page size config.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Sudarshan Rajagopalan <sudaraja@codeaurora.org>
>> Suggested-by: Anshuman Khandual <anshuman.khandual@arm.com>
>> Suggested-by: David Hildenbrand <david@redhat.com>
>> Cc: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com>
>> Cc: Will Deacon <will@kernel.org>
>> Cc: Anshuman Khandual <anshuman.khandual@arm.com>
>> Cc: David Hildenbrand <david@redhat.com>
>> Cc: Mike Rapoport <rppt@linux.ibm.com>
>> Cc: Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@arm.com>
>> Cc: Logan Gunthorpe <logang@deltatee.com>
>> Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
>> Cc: Steven Price <steven.price@arm.com>
>> Cc: Suren Baghdasaryan <surenb@google.com>
> 
> Acked-by: Mike Rapoport <rppt@linux.ibm.com>
> 
> BTW, after reduction of the section size maybe arm64 should consider opting
> out of freeing unused memory map.
> 
> This will make David even more happy as this will allow dropping custom
> pfn_valid() ;-)

Mike knows my wildest dreams ;)

-- 
Thanks,

David / dhildenb



  reply	other threads:[~2021-01-21 16:05 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-01-21  5:29 [PATCH 0/1] " Sudarshan Rajagopalan
2021-01-21  5:29 ` [PATCH 1/1] " Sudarshan Rajagopalan
2021-01-21 10:08   ` Christoph Lameter
2021-01-21 15:54     ` Catalin Marinas
2021-01-21 13:36   ` Will Deacon
2021-01-22  2:58     ` Anshuman Khandual
2021-01-21 13:45   ` David Hildenbrand
2021-01-21 14:16   ` Mike Rapoport
2021-01-21 16:04     ` David Hildenbrand [this message]
2021-01-21 15:51   ` Catalin Marinas
2021-01-21 18:26 ` [PATCH 0/1] " Will Deacon
2021-01-29  0:17   ` Pavel Tatashin

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