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From: "Huang\, Ying" <ying.huang@intel.com>
To: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,  <linux-mm@kvack.org>,
	 <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	 "Matthew Wilcox \(Oracle\)" <willy@infradead.org>,
	 Rafael Aquini <aquini@redhat.com>,
	 Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	 Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>,  Rik van Riel <riel@surriel.com>,
	 Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>,
	 Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@intel.com>,
	 Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com>,  Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>,
	 David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>,
	 <linux-api@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH -V6 RESEND 2/3] NOT kernel/man-pages: man2/set_mempolicy.2: Add mode flag MPOL_F_NUMA_BALANCING
Date: Thu, 03 Dec 2020 09:49:02 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87ft4npskx.fsf@yhuang-dev.intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20201202114357.GW3306@suse.de> (Mel Gorman's message of "Wed, 2 Dec 2020 11:43:57 +0000")

Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de> writes:

> On Wed, Dec 02, 2020 at 04:42:33PM +0800, Huang Ying wrote:
>> Signed-off-by: "Huang, Ying" <ying.huang@intel.com>
>> ---
>>  man2/set_mempolicy.2 | 9 +++++++++
>>  1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)
>> 
>> diff --git a/man2/set_mempolicy.2 b/man2/set_mempolicy.2
>> index 68011eecb..3754b3e12 100644
>> --- a/man2/set_mempolicy.2
>> +++ b/man2/set_mempolicy.2
>> @@ -113,6 +113,12 @@ A nonempty
>>  .I nodemask
>>  specifies node IDs that are relative to the set of
>>  node IDs allowed by the process's current cpuset.
>> +.TP
>> +.BR MPOL_F_NUMA_BALANCING " (since Linux 5.11)"
>> +Enable the Linux kernel NUMA balancing for the task if it is supported
>> +by kernel.
>> +If the flag isn't supported by Linux kernel, return -1 and errno is
>> +set to EINVAL.
>>  .PP
>>  .I nodemask
>>  points to a bit mask of node IDs that contains up to
>> @@ -293,6 +299,9 @@ argument specified both
>
> Should this be expanded more to clarify it applies to MPOL_BIND
> specifically?
>
> Maybe the first patch should be expanded more and explictly fail if
> MPOL_F_NUMA_BALANCING is used with anything other than MPOL_BIND?

For MPOL_PREFERRED, why could we not use NUMA balancing to migrate pages
to the accessing local node if it is same as the preferred node?  We
have a way to turn off NUMA balancing already, why could we not provide
a way to enable it if that's intended?

Even for MPOL_INTERLEAVE, if the target node is the same as the
accessing local node, can we use NUMA balancing to migrate pages?

So, I prefer to make MPOL_F_NUMA_BALANCING to be

  Optimizing with NUMA balancing if possible, and we may add more
  optimization in the future.

Do you agree?

Best Regards,
Huang, Ying

>>  .B MPOL_F_STATIC_NODES
>>  and
>>  .BR MPOL_F_RELATIVE_NODES .
>> +Or, the
>> +.B MPOL_F_NUMA_BALANCING
>> +isn't supported by the Linux kernel.
>
> This will be difficult for an app to distinguish but we can't go back in
> time and make this ENOSYS :(
>
> The linux-api people might have more guidance but it may go to the
> extent of including a small test program in the manual page for a
> sequence that tests whether MPOL_F_NUMA_BALANCING works. They might have
> a better recommendation on how it should be handled.


  reply	other threads:[~2020-12-03  1:49 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-12-02  8:42 [PATCH -V6 RESEND 0/3] numa balancing: Migrate on fault among multiple bound nodes Huang Ying
2020-12-02  8:42 ` [PATCH -V6 RESEND 1/3] " Huang Ying
2020-12-02 11:40   ` Mel Gorman
2020-12-03 10:25     ` Peter Zijlstra
2020-12-03 10:53       ` Mel Gorman
2020-12-04  9:19       ` Huang, Ying
2020-12-10  8:21         ` Huang, Ying
2020-12-02  8:42 ` [PATCH -V6 RESEND 2/3] NOT kernel/man-pages: man2/set_mempolicy.2: Add mode flag MPOL_F_NUMA_BALANCING Huang Ying
2020-12-02 11:43   ` Mel Gorman
2020-12-03  1:49     ` Huang, Ying [this message]
2020-12-03  9:37       ` Mel Gorman
2020-12-02 12:33   ` Alejandro Colomar (mailing lists; readonly)
2020-12-08  8:13     ` Huang, Ying
2020-12-18 10:21       ` Alejandro Colomar (mailing lists; readonly)
2020-12-21  1:31         ` Huang, Ying
2020-12-02  8:42 ` [PATCH -V6 RESEND 3/3] NOT kernel/numactl: Support to enable Linux kernel NUMA balancing Huang Ying
2020-12-02 11:45   ` Mel Gorman

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