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From: Michael Ellerman <mpe@ellerman.id.au>
To: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>, Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com>,
	Reza Arbab <arbab@linux.vnet.ibm.com>,
	Yasuaki Ishimatsu <yasu.isimatu@gmail.com>,
	qiuxishi@huawei.com, Igor Mammedov <imammedo@redhat.com>,
	Vitaly Kuznetsov <vkuznets@redhat.com>,
	linux-mm@kvack.org, LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] mm, memory_hotplug: do not fail offlining too early
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2017 22:42:46 +1100
Message-ID: <87bmlbtgsp.fsf@concordia.ellerman.id.au> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <d29b6788-da1b-23e9-090c-d43428deb97d@suse.cz>

Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz> writes:
> On 10/11/2017 08:51 AM, Michal Hocko wrote:
>> On Wed 11-10-17 13:37:50, Michael Ellerman wrote:
>>> Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org> writes:
>>>> On Tue 10-10-17 23:05:08, Michael Ellerman wrote:
>>>>> Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org> writes:
>>>>>> From: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Memory offlining can fail just too eagerly under a heavy memory pressure.
...
>>>>>
>>>>> This breaks offline for me.
>>>>>
>>>>> Prior to this commit:
>>>>>   /sys/devices/system/memory/memory0# time echo 0 > online
>>>>>   -bash: echo: write error: Device or resource busy
>
> Well, that means offline didn't actually work for that block even before
> this patch, right? Is it even a movable_node block? I guess not?

Correct. It should fail.

>>>>> After:
>>>>>   /sys/devices/system/memory/memory0# time echo 0 > online
>>>>>   -bash: echo: write error: Device or resource busy
>>>>>   
>>>>>   real	2m0.009s
>>>>>   user	0m0.000s
>>>>>   sys	1m25.035s
>>>>>
>>>>> There's no way that block can be removed, it contains the kernel text,
>>>>> so it should instantly fail - which it used to.
>
> Ah, right. So your complain is really about that the failure is not
> instant anymore for blocks that can't be offlined.

Yes. Previously it failed instantly, now it doesn't fail, and loops
infinitely (once the 2 minute limit is removed).

>> This is really strange! As you write in other email the page is
>> reserved. That means that some of the earlier checks 
>> 	if (zone_idx(zone) == ZONE_MOVABLE)
>> 		return false;
>> 	mt = get_pageblock_migratetype(page);
>> 	if (mt == MIGRATE_MOVABLE || is_migrate_cma(mt))
>
> The MIGRATE_MOVABLE check is indeed bogus, because that doesn't
> guarantee there are no unmovable pages in the block (CMA block OTOH
> should be a guarantee).

OK I'll try that and get back to you.

cheers


>> diff --git a/mm/page_alloc.c b/mm/page_alloc.c
>> index 3badcedf96a7..5b4d85ae445c 100644
>> --- a/mm/page_alloc.c
>> +++ b/mm/page_alloc.c
>> @@ -7355,9 +7355,6 @@ bool has_unmovable_pages(struct zone *zone, struct page *page, int count,
>>  	 */
>>  	if (zone_idx(zone) == ZONE_MOVABLE)
>>  		return false;
>> -	mt = get_pageblock_migratetype(page);
>> -	if (mt == MIGRATE_MOVABLE || is_migrate_cma(mt))
>> -		return false;
>>  
>>  	pfn = page_to_pfn(page);
>>  	for (found = 0, iter = 0; iter < pageblock_nr_pages; iter++) {
>> @@ -7368,6 +7365,9 @@ bool has_unmovable_pages(struct zone *zone, struct page *page, int count,
>>  
>>  		page = pfn_to_page(check);
>>  
>> +		if (PageReserved(page))
>> +			return true;
>> +
>>  		/*
>>  		 * Hugepages are not in LRU lists, but they're movable.
>>  		 * We need not scan over tail pages bacause we don't
>> 

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Thread overview: 56+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-09-18  7:08 [PATCH v2 0/2] mm, memory_hotplug: redefine memory offline retry logic Michal Hocko
2017-09-18  7:08 ` [PATCH 1/2] mm, memory_hotplug: do not fail offlining too early Michal Hocko
2017-10-10 12:05   ` Michael Ellerman
2017-10-10 12:27     ` Michal Hocko
2017-10-11  2:37       ` Michael Ellerman
2017-10-11  5:19         ` Michael Ellerman
2017-10-11 14:05           ` Anshuman Khandual
2017-10-11 14:16             ` Michal Hocko
2017-10-11  6:51         ` Michal Hocko
2017-10-11  8:04           ` Vlastimil Babka
2017-10-11  8:13             ` Michal Hocko
2017-10-11 11:17               ` Vlastimil Babka
2017-10-11 11:24                 ` Michal Hocko
2017-10-13 11:42             ` Michael Ellerman [this message]
2017-10-13 11:58               ` Michal Hocko
2017-10-13 12:00                 ` [PATCH 1/2] mm: drop migrate type checks from has_unmovable_pages Michal Hocko
2017-10-13 12:00                   ` [PATCH 2/2] mm, page_alloc: fail has_unmovable_pages when seeing reserved pages Michal Hocko
2017-10-13 12:04                     ` Vlastimil Babka
2017-10-13 12:07                       ` Michal Hocko
2017-10-17 13:03                         ` Vlastimil Babka
2017-10-17 11:41                   ` [PATCH 1/2] mm: drop migrate type checks from has_unmovable_pages Michael Ellerman
2017-10-17 12:03                     ` Michal Hocko
2017-10-17 13:02                   ` Vlastimil Babka
2017-10-19  2:51                   ` Joonsoo Kim
2017-10-19  7:15                     ` Michal Hocko
2017-10-19  7:33                       ` Joonsoo Kim
2017-10-19  8:20                         ` Michal Hocko
2017-10-19 12:21                           ` Michal Hocko
2017-10-20  2:13                             ` Joonsoo Kim
2017-10-20  5:59                               ` Michal Hocko
2017-10-20  6:50                                 ` Joonsoo Kim
2017-10-20  7:02                                   ` Michal Hocko
2017-10-23  5:23                                     ` Joonsoo Kim
2017-10-23  8:10                                       ` Michal Hocko
2017-10-24  4:44                                         ` Joonsoo Kim
2017-10-24  7:44                                           ` Michal Hocko
2017-10-24  8:12                                           ` Vlastimil Babka
2017-10-24 12:25                                             ` Michal Hocko
2017-10-26  2:47                                             ` Joonsoo Kim
2017-10-26  7:41                                               ` Michal Hocko
2017-10-20  7:22                               ` Xishi Qiu
2017-10-20  8:17                                 ` Michal Hocko
2017-10-23  5:26                                   ` Joonsoo Kim
2017-10-26 13:04                             ` Vlastimil Babka
2017-10-26 13:59                             ` Michal Hocko
2017-09-18  7:08 ` [PATCH 2/2] mm, memory_hotplug: remove timeout from __offline_memory Michal Hocko
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2017-09-04  8:21 [PATCH 0/2] mm, memory_hotplug: redefine memory offline retry logic Michal Hocko
2017-09-04  8:21 ` [PATCH 1/2] mm, memory_hotplug: do not fail offlining too early Michal Hocko
2017-09-05  6:29   ` Anshuman Khandual
2017-09-05  7:13     ` Michal Hocko
2017-09-08 17:26   ` Vlastimil Babka
2017-09-11  8:17     ` Michal Hocko
2017-09-13 11:41       ` Vlastimil Babka
2017-09-13 12:10         ` Michal Hocko
2017-09-13 12:14           ` Michal Hocko
2017-09-13 12:19             ` Vlastimil Babka
2017-09-13 12:32               ` Michal Hocko

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