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From: Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>
To: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>
Cc: Linux-MM <linux-mm@kvack.org>,
	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>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>, Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 07/11] mm/page_alloc: Remove duplicate checks if migratetype should be isolated
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 10:33:37 +0100
Message-ID: <20210415093337.GH3697@techsingularity.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <e5a41984-998f-730f-852b-3de82b582d01@suse.cz>

On Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 07:21:42PM +0200, Vlastimil Babka wrote:
> On 4/14/21 3:39 PM, Mel Gorman wrote:
> > Both free_pcppages_bulk() and free_one_page() have very similar
> > checks about whether a page's migratetype has changed under the
> > zone lock. Use a common helper.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>
> 
> Seems like for free_pcppages_bulk() this patch makes it check for each page on
> the pcplist
> - zone->nr_isolate_pageblock != 0 instead of local bool (the performance might
> be the same I guess on modern cpu though)
> - is_migrate_isolate(migratetype) for a migratetype obtained by
> get_pcppage_migratetype() which cannot be migrate_isolate so the check is useless.
> 
> As such it doesn't seem a worthwhile cleanup to me considering all the other
> microoptimisations?
> 

The patch was a preparation patch for the rest of the series to avoid code
duplication and to consolidate checks together in one place to determine
if they are even correct.

Until zone_pcp_disable() came along, it was possible to have isolated PCP
pages in the lists even though zone->nr_isolate_pageblock could be 0 during
memory hot-remove so the split in free_pcppages_bulk was not necessarily
correct at all times.

The remaining problem is alloc_contig_pages, it does not disable
PCPs so both checks are necessary. If that also disabled PCPs
then check_migratetype_isolated could be deleted but the cost to
alloc_contig_pages might be too high.

I'll delete this patch for now because it's relatively minor and there
should be other ways of keeping the code duplication down.

-- 
Mel Gorman
SUSE Labs

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Thread overview: 26+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-04-14 13:39 [PATCH 0/11 v3] Use local_lock for pcp protection and reduce stat overhead Mel Gorman
2021-04-14 13:39 ` [PATCH 01/11] mm/page_alloc: Split per cpu page lists and zone stats Mel Gorman
2021-04-14 13:39 ` [PATCH 02/11] mm/page_alloc: Convert per-cpu list protection to local_lock Mel Gorman
2021-04-14 13:39 ` [PATCH 03/11] mm/vmstat: Convert NUMA statistics to basic NUMA counters Mel Gorman
2021-04-14 13:39 ` [PATCH 04/11] mm/vmstat: Inline NUMA event counter updates Mel Gorman
2021-04-14 16:20   ` Vlastimil Babka
2021-04-14 16:26     ` Vlastimil Babka
2021-04-15  9:34       ` Mel Gorman
2021-04-14 13:39 ` [PATCH 05/11] mm/page_alloc: Batch the accounting updates in the bulk allocator Mel Gorman
2021-04-14 16:31   ` Vlastimil Babka
2021-04-14 13:39 ` [PATCH 06/11] mm/page_alloc: Reduce duration that IRQs are disabled for VM counters Mel Gorman
2021-04-14 17:10   ` Vlastimil Babka
2021-04-14 13:39 ` [PATCH 07/11] mm/page_alloc: Remove duplicate checks if migratetype should be isolated Mel Gorman
2021-04-14 17:21   ` Vlastimil Babka
2021-04-15  9:33     ` Mel Gorman [this message]
2021-04-15 11:24       ` Vlastimil Babka
2021-04-14 13:39 ` [PATCH 08/11] mm/page_alloc: Explicitly acquire the zone lock in __free_pages_ok Mel Gorman
2021-04-15 10:24   ` Vlastimil Babka
2021-04-14 13:39 ` [PATCH 09/11] mm/page_alloc: Avoid conflating IRQs disabled with zone->lock Mel Gorman
2021-04-15 12:25   ` Vlastimil Babka
2021-04-15 14:11     ` Mel Gorman
2021-04-14 13:39 ` [PATCH 10/11] mm/page_alloc: Update PGFREE outside the zone lock in __free_pages_ok Mel Gorman
2021-04-15 13:04   ` Vlastimil Babka
2021-04-14 13:39 ` [PATCH 11/11] mm/page_alloc: Embed per_cpu_pages locking within the per-cpu structure Mel Gorman
2021-04-15 14:53   ` Vlastimil Babka
2021-04-15 15:29     ` Mel Gorman

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