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From: Zi Yan <ziy@nvidia.com>
To: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>
Cc: Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org>, <linux-mm@kvack.org>,
	<linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@linux.intel.com>,
	Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org>,
	"Kirill A . Shutemov" <kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>,
	John Hubbard <jhubbard@nvidia.com>,
	Mark Hairgrove <mhairgrove@nvidia.com>,
	Nitin Gupta <nigupta@nvidia.com>,
	David Nellans <dnellans@nvidia.com>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 01/31] mm: migrate: Add exchange_pages to exchange two lists of pages.
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 09:51:33 -0800
Message-ID: <53690FCD-B0BA-4619-8DF1-B9D721EE1208@nvidia.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <2630a452-8c53-f109-1748-36b98076c86e@suse.cz>

On 18 Feb 2019, at 9:42, Vlastimil Babka wrote:

> On 2/18/19 6:31 PM, Zi Yan wrote:
>> The purpose of proposing exchange_pages() is to avoid allocating any 
>> new
>> page,
>> so that we would not trigger any potential page reclaim or memory
>> compaction.
>> Allocating a temporary page defeats the purpose.
>
> Compaction can only happen for order > 0 temporary pages. Even if you 
> used
> single order = 0 page to gradually exchange e.g. a THP, it should be 
> better than
> u64. Allocating order = 0 should be a non-issue. If it's an issue, 
> then the
> system is in a bad state and physically contiguous layout is a 
> secondary concern.

You are right if we only need to allocate one order-0 page. But this 
also means
we can only exchange two pages at a time. We need to add a lock to make 
sure
the temporary page is used exclusively or we need to keep allocating 
temporary pages
when multiple exchange_pages() are happening at the same time.

--
Best Regards,
Yan Zi


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Thread overview: 50+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-02-15 22:08 [RFC PATCH 00/31] Generating physically contiguous memory after page allocation Zi Yan
2019-02-15 22:08 ` [RFC PATCH 01/31] mm: migrate: Add exchange_pages to exchange two lists of pages Zi Yan
2019-02-17 11:29   ` Matthew Wilcox
2019-02-18 17:31     ` Zi Yan
2019-02-18 17:42       ` Vlastimil Babka
2019-02-18 17:51         ` Zi Yan [this message]
2019-02-18 17:52           ` Matthew Wilcox
2019-02-18 17:59             ` Zi Yan
2019-02-19  7:42               ` Anshuman Khandual
2019-02-19 12:56                 ` Matthew Wilcox
2019-02-20  4:38                   ` Anshuman Khandual
2019-03-14  2:39                     ` Zi Yan
2019-02-21 21:10   ` Jerome Glisse
2019-02-21 21:25     ` Zi Yan
2019-02-15 22:08 ` [RFC PATCH 02/31] mm: migrate: Add THP exchange support Zi Yan
2019-02-15 22:08 ` [RFC PATCH 03/31] mm: migrate: Add tmpfs " Zi Yan
2019-02-15 22:08 ` [RFC PATCH 04/31] mm: add mem_defrag functionality Zi Yan
2019-02-15 22:08 ` [RFC PATCH 05/31] mem_defrag: split a THP if either src or dst is THP only Zi Yan
2019-02-15 22:08 ` [RFC PATCH 06/31] mm: Make MAX_ORDER configurable in Kconfig for buddy allocator Zi Yan
2019-02-15 22:08 ` [RFC PATCH 07/31] mm: deallocate pages with order > MAX_ORDER Zi Yan
2019-02-15 22:08 ` [RFC PATCH 08/31] mm: add pagechain container for storing multiple pages Zi Yan
2019-02-15 22:08 ` [RFC PATCH 09/31] mm: thp: 1GB anonymous page implementation Zi Yan
2019-02-15 22:08 ` [RFC PATCH 10/31] mm: proc: add 1GB THP kpageflag Zi Yan
2019-02-15 22:08 ` [RFC PATCH 11/31] mm: debug: print compound page order in dump_page() Zi Yan
2019-02-15 22:08 ` [RFC PATCH 12/31] mm: stats: Separate PMD THP and PUD THP stats Zi Yan
2019-02-15 22:08 ` [RFC PATCH 13/31] mm: thp: 1GB THP copy on write implementation Zi Yan
2019-02-15 22:08 ` [RFC PATCH 14/31] mm: thp: handling 1GB THP reference bit Zi Yan
2019-02-15 22:08 ` [RFC PATCH 15/31] mm: thp: add 1GB THP split_huge_pud_page() function Zi Yan
2019-02-15 22:08 ` [RFC PATCH 16/31] mm: thp: check compound_mapcount of PMD-mapped PUD THPs at free time Zi Yan
2019-02-15 22:08 ` [RFC PATCH 17/31] mm: thp: split properly PMD-mapped PUD THP to PTE-mapped PUD THP Zi Yan
2019-02-15 22:08 ` [RFC PATCH 18/31] mm: page_vma_walk: teach it about PMD-mapped " Zi Yan
2019-02-15 22:08 ` [RFC PATCH 19/31] mm: thp: 1GB THP support in try_to_unmap() Zi Yan
2019-02-15 22:08 ` [RFC PATCH 20/31] mm: thp: split 1GB THPs at page reclaim Zi Yan
2019-02-15 22:08 ` [RFC PATCH 21/31] mm: thp: 1GB zero page shrinker Zi Yan
2019-02-15 22:08 ` [RFC PATCH 22/31] mm: thp: 1GB THP follow_p*d_page() support Zi Yan
2019-02-15 22:08 ` [RFC PATCH 23/31] mm: support 1GB THP pagemap support Zi Yan
2019-02-15 22:08 ` [RFC PATCH 24/31] sysctl: add an option to only print the head page virtual address Zi Yan
2019-02-15 22:08 ` [RFC PATCH 25/31] mm: thp: add a knob to enable/disable 1GB THPs Zi Yan
2019-02-15 22:08 ` [RFC PATCH 26/31] mm: thp: promote PTE-mapped THP to PMD-mapped THP Zi Yan
2019-02-15 22:08 ` [RFC PATCH 27/31] mm: thp: promote PMD-mapped PUD pages to PUD-mapped PUD pages Zi Yan
2019-02-15 22:08 ` [RFC PATCH 28/31] mm: vmstats: add page promotion stats Zi Yan
2019-02-15 22:08 ` [RFC PATCH 29/31] mm: madvise: add madvise options to split PMD and PUD THPs Zi Yan
2019-02-15 22:08 ` [RFC PATCH 30/31] mm: mem_defrag: thp: PMD THP and PUD THP in-place promotion support Zi Yan
2019-02-15 22:08 ` [RFC PATCH 31/31] sysctl: toggle to promote PUD-mapped 1GB THP or not Zi Yan
2019-02-20  1:42 ` [RFC PATCH 00/31] Generating physically contiguous memory after page allocation Mike Kravetz
2019-02-20  2:33   ` Zi Yan
2019-02-20  3:18     ` Mike Kravetz
2019-02-20  5:19       ` Zi Yan
2019-02-20  5:27         ` Mike Kravetz
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2019-02-15 22:03 Zi Yan
2019-02-15 22:03 ` [RFC PATCH 01/31] mm: migrate: Add exchange_pages to exchange two lists of pages Zi Yan

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