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From: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>
To: Arun KS <arunks@codeaurora.org>,
	kys@microsoft.com, haiyangz@microsoft.com,
	sthemmin@microsoft.com, boris.ostrovsky@oracle.com,
	jgross@suse.com, akpm@linux-foundation.org,
	dan.j.williams@intel.com, mhocko@suse.com,
	iamjoonsoo.kim@lge.com, gregkh@linuxfoundation.org,
	osalvador@suse.de, malat@debian.org,
	kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com, jrdr.linux@gmail.com,
	yasu.isimatu@gmail.com, mgorman@techsingularity.net,
	aaron.lu@intel.com, devel@linuxdriverproject.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-mm@kvack.org,
	xen-devel@lists.xenproject.org
Cc: vatsa@codeaurora.org, vinmenon@codeaurora.org, getarunks@gmail.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 1/2] memory_hotplug: Free pages as higher order
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2018 17:30:11 +0200
Message-ID: <72215e75-6c7e-0aef-c06e-e3aba47cf806@suse.cz> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1538727006-5727-1-git-send-email-arunks@codeaurora.org>

On 10/5/18 10:10 AM, Arun KS wrote:
> When free pages are done with higher order, time spend on
> coalescing pages by buddy allocator can be reduced. With
> section size of 256MB, hot add latency of a single section
> shows improvement from 50-60 ms to less than 1 ms, hence
> improving the hot add latency by 60%. Modify external
> providers of online callback to align with the change.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Arun KS <arunks@codeaurora.org>

[...]

> @@ -655,26 +655,44 @@ void __online_page_free(struct page *page)
>  }
>  EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(__online_page_free);
>  
> -static void generic_online_page(struct page *page)
> +static int generic_online_page(struct page *page, unsigned int order)
>  {
> -	__online_page_set_limits(page);

This is now not called anymore, although the xen/hv variants still do
it. The function seems empty these days, maybe remove it as a followup
cleanup?

> -	__online_page_increment_counters(page);
> -	__online_page_free(page);
> +	__free_pages_core(page, order);
> +	totalram_pages += (1UL << order);
> +#ifdef CONFIG_HIGHMEM
> +	if (PageHighMem(page))
> +		totalhigh_pages += (1UL << order);
> +#endif

__online_page_increment_counters() would have used
adjust_managed_page_count() which would do the changes under
managed_page_count_lock. Are we safe without the lock? If yes, there
should perhaps be a comment explaining why.

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Thread overview: 25+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-10-05  8:10 Arun KS
2018-10-05  8:10 ` [PATCH v5 2/2] mm/page_alloc: remove software prefetching in __free_pages_core Arun KS
2018-10-09  9:30   ` Michal Hocko
2018-10-10 16:36   ` Vlastimil Babka
2018-10-08  7:34 ` [PATCH v5 1/2] memory_hotplug: Free pages as higher order Oscar Salvador
2018-10-09  9:29 ` Michal Hocko
2018-10-09  9:54   ` Arun KS
2018-10-09 11:06     ` Michal Hocko
2018-10-10  8:07 ` Oscar Salvador
2018-10-10 10:51   ` Arun KS
2018-10-10 11:01     ` Oscar Salvador
2018-10-10 15:30 ` Vlastimil Babka [this message]
2018-10-10 16:56   ` Arun KS
2018-10-10 17:33     ` Michal Hocko
2018-10-11  2:29       ` Arun KS
2018-10-11  7:55         ` Michal Hocko
2018-10-19  2:18           ` Andrew Morton
2018-10-19  8:07             ` Michal Hocko
2018-10-22 10:33               ` Arun KS
2018-11-05  9:42                 ` Arun KS
2018-11-05 21:44                   ` Andrew Morton
2018-11-06  5:31                     ` Arun KS
2018-10-11  8:07     ` Vlastimil Babka
2018-10-11  8:15       ` Michal Hocko
2018-11-19 22:15       ` Wei Yang

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