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From: Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>
To: Linux-MM <linux-mm@kvack.org>
Cc: Linux-RT-Users <linux-rt-users@vger.kernel.org>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Chuck Lever <chuck.lever@oracle.com>,
	Jesper Dangaard Brouer <brouer@redhat.com>,
	Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org>,
	Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>
Subject: [PATCH 6/6] mm/page_alloc: Reduce duration that IRQs are disabled for VM counters
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2021 13:06:48 +0100
Message-ID: <20210329120648.19040-7-mgorman@techsingularity.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210329120648.19040-1-mgorman@techsingularity.net>

IRQs are left disabled for the zone and node VM event counters. On some
architectures this is unnecessary and it confuses what the scope of the
locking for per-cpu lists and VM counters are.

This patch reduces the scope of IRQs being disabled via local_[lock|unlock]
and relies on preemption disabling for the per-cpu counters. This
is not completely free on all architectures as architectures
without HAVE_CMPXCHG_DOUBLE will disable/enable IRQs again for the
mod_zone_freepage_state call. However, it clarifies what the per-cpu
pages lock protects and how zone stats may need IRQs disabled if ever
called from an IRQ context.

Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>
---
 mm/page_alloc.c | 22 ++++++++++++++++------
 1 file changed, 16 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/mm/page_alloc.c b/mm/page_alloc.c
index 32c64839c145..25d9351e75d8 100644
--- a/mm/page_alloc.c
+++ b/mm/page_alloc.c
@@ -3461,11 +3461,17 @@ static struct page *rmqueue_pcplist(struct zone *preferred_zone,
 	pcp = this_cpu_ptr(zone->per_cpu_pageset);
 	list = &pcp->lists[migratetype];
 	page = __rmqueue_pcplist(zone,  migratetype, alloc_flags, pcp, list);
+	local_unlock_irqrestore(&pagesets.lock, flags);
 	if (page) {
+		/*
+		 * per-cpu counter updates are not preempt-safe but is
+		 * acceptable to race versus interrupts.
+		 */
+		preempt_disable();
 		__count_zid_vm_events(PGALLOC, page_zonenum(page), 1);
 		zone_statistics(preferred_zone, zone, 1);
+		preempt_enable();
 	}
-	local_unlock_irqrestore(&pagesets.lock, flags);
 	return page;
 }
 
@@ -3517,15 +3523,17 @@ struct page *rmqueue(struct zone *preferred_zone,
 		if (!page)
 			page = __rmqueue(zone, order, migratetype, alloc_flags);
 	} while (page && check_new_pages(page, order));
-	spin_unlock(&zone->lock);
+	spin_unlock_irqrestore(&zone->lock, flags);
+
 	if (!page)
 		goto failed;
+
+	preempt_disable();
 	__mod_zone_freepage_state(zone, -(1 << order),
 				  get_pcppage_migratetype(page));
-
 	__count_zid_vm_events(PGALLOC, page_zonenum(page), 1 << order);
 	zone_statistics(preferred_zone, zone, 1);
-	local_irq_restore(flags);
+	preempt_enable();
 
 out:
 	/* Separate test+clear to avoid unnecessary atomics */
@@ -5090,10 +5098,12 @@ unsigned long __alloc_pages_bulk(gfp_t gfp, int preferred_nid,
 		nr_populated++;
 	}
 
+	local_unlock_irqrestore(&pagesets.lock, flags);
+
+	preempt_disable();
 	__count_zid_vm_events(PGALLOC, zone_idx(zone), nr_account);
 	zone_statistics(ac.preferred_zoneref->zone, zone, nr_account);
-
-	local_unlock_irqrestore(&pagesets.lock, flags);
+	preempt_enable();
 
 	return nr_populated;
 
-- 
2.26.2


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Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-03-29 12:06 [RFC PATCH 0/6] Use local_lock for pcp protection and reduce stat overhead Mel Gorman
2021-03-29 12:06 ` [PATCH 1/6] mm/page_alloc: Split per cpu page lists and zone stats Mel Gorman
2021-03-29 12:06 ` [PATCH 2/6] mm/page_alloc: Convert per-cpu list protection to local_lock Mel Gorman
2021-03-31  9:55   ` Thomas Gleixner
2021-03-31 11:01     ` Mel Gorman
2021-03-31 17:42       ` Thomas Gleixner
2021-03-31 17:46         ` Thomas Gleixner
2021-03-31 20:42         ` Mel Gorman
2021-03-29 12:06 ` [PATCH 3/6] mm/vmstat: Convert NUMA statistics to basic NUMA counters Mel Gorman
2021-03-29 12:06 ` [PATCH 4/6] mm/vmstat: Inline NUMA event counter updates Mel Gorman
2021-03-29 12:06 ` [PATCH 5/6] mm/page_alloc: Batch the accounting updates in the bulk allocator Mel Gorman
2021-03-29 12:06 ` Mel Gorman [this message]
2021-03-30 18:51 ` [RFC PATCH 0/6] Use local_lock for pcp protection and reduce stat overhead Jesper Dangaard Brouer
2021-03-31  7:38   ` Mel Gorman
2021-03-31  8:17     ` Jesper Dangaard Brouer
2021-03-31  8:52 ` Mel Gorman
2021-03-31  9:51   ` Thomas Gleixner

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