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From: Anshuman Khandual <khandual@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
To: Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: 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>,
	Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] mm, memory_hotplug: do not fail offlining too early
Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2017 11:59:36 +0530
Message-ID: <b8e8ffdf-4f7b-2a02-5869-53b23da645d0@linux.vnet.ibm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20170904082148.23131-2-mhocko@kernel.org>

On 09/04/2017 01:51 PM, Michal Hocko wrote:
> From: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
> 
> Memory offlining can fail just too eagerly under a heavy memory pressure.
> 
> [ 5410.336792] page:ffffea22a646bd00 count:255 mapcount:252 mapping:ffff88ff926c9f38 index:0x3
> [ 5410.336809] flags: 0x9855fe40010048(uptodate|active|mappedtodisk)
> [ 5410.336811] page dumped because: isolation failed
> [ 5410.336813] page->mem_cgroup:ffff8801cd662000
> [ 5420.655030] memory offlining [mem 0x18b580000000-0x18b5ffffffff] failed
> 
> Isolation has failed here because the page is not on LRU. Most probably
> because it was on the pcp LRU cache or it has been removed from the LRU
> already but it hasn't been freed yet. In both cases the page doesn't look
> non-migrable so retrying more makes sense.
> 
> __offline_pages seems rather cluttered when it comes to the retry
> logic. We have 5 retries at maximum and a timeout. We could argue
> whether the timeout makes sense but failing just because of a race when
> somebody isoltes a page from LRU or puts it on a pcp LRU lists is just
> wrong. It only takes it to race with a process which unmaps some pages
> and remove them from the LRU list and we can fail the whole offline
> because of something that is a temporary condition and actually not
> harmful for the offline. Please note that unmovable pages should be
> already excluded during start_isolate_page_range.
> 
> Fix this by removing the max retry count and only rely on the timeout
> resp. interruption by a signal from the userspace. Also retry rather
> than fail when check_pages_isolated sees some !free pages because those
> could be a result of the race as well.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
> ---
>  mm/memory_hotplug.c | 40 ++++++++++------------------------------
>  1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 30 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/mm/memory_hotplug.c b/mm/memory_hotplug.c
> index 459bbc182d10..c9dcbe6d2ac6 100644
> --- a/mm/memory_hotplug.c
> +++ b/mm/memory_hotplug.c
> @@ -1597,7 +1597,7 @@ static int __ref __offline_pages(unsigned long start_pfn,
>  {
>  	unsigned long pfn, nr_pages, expire;
>  	long offlined_pages;
> -	int ret, drain, retry_max, node;
> +	int ret, node;
>  	unsigned long flags;
>  	unsigned long valid_start, valid_end;
>  	struct zone *zone;
> @@ -1634,43 +1634,25 @@ static int __ref __offline_pages(unsigned long start_pfn,
>  
>  	pfn = start_pfn;
>  	expire = jiffies + timeout;
> -	drain = 0;
> -	retry_max = 5;
>  repeat:
>  	/* start memory hot removal */
> -	ret = -EAGAIN;
> +	ret = -EBUSY;
>  	if (time_after(jiffies, expire))
>  		goto failed_removal;
>  	ret = -EINTR;
>  	if (signal_pending(current))
>  		goto failed_removal;
> -	ret = 0;
> -	if (drain) {
> -		lru_add_drain_all_cpuslocked();
> -		cond_resched();
> -		drain_all_pages(zone);
> -	}

Why we had this condition before that only when we fail in migration
later in do_migrate_range function, drain the lru lists in the next
attempt. Why not from the first attempt itself ? Just being curious.

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Thread overview: 34+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
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 [this message]
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
2017-09-04  8:21 ` [PATCH 2/2] mm, memory_hotplug: remove timeout from __offline_memory Michal Hocko
2017-09-04  8:58   ` Xishi Qiu
2017-09-04  9:01     ` Michal Hocko
2017-09-04  9:05       ` Xishi Qiu
2017-09-04  9:15         ` Michal Hocko
2017-09-05  5:46           ` Anshuman Khandual
2017-09-05  7:23             ` Michal Hocko
2017-09-05  8:54               ` Anshuman Khandual
2017-09-08 17:27   ` Vlastimil Babka
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
2017-10-13 11:58               ` Michal Hocko

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