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From: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
To: Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>, 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>,
	Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <bigeasy@linutronix.de>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/6] mm/page_alloc: Convert per-cpu list protection to local_lock
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 11:55:56 +0200
Message-ID: <877dln640j.ffs@nanos.tec.linutronix.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210329120648.19040-3-mgorman@techsingularity.net>

On Mon, Mar 29 2021 at 13:06, Mel Gorman wrote:
> There is a lack of clarity of what exactly local_irq_save/local_irq_restore
> protects in page_alloc.c . It conflates the protection of per-cpu page
> allocation structures with per-cpu vmstat deltas.
>
> This patch protects the PCP structure using local_lock which
> for most configurations is identical to IRQ enabling/disabling.
> The scope of the lock is still wider than it should be but this is
> decreased in later patches. The per-cpu vmstat deltas are protected by
> preempt_disable/preempt_enable where necessary instead of relying on
> IRQ disable/enable.

Yes, this goes into the right direction and I really appreciate the
scoped protection for clarity sake.

>  #ifdef CONFIG_MEMORY_HOTREMOVE
> diff --git a/mm/vmstat.c b/mm/vmstat.c
> index 8a8f1a26b231..01b74ff73549 100644
> --- a/mm/vmstat.c
> +++ b/mm/vmstat.c
> @@ -887,6 +887,7 @@ void cpu_vm_stats_fold(int cpu)
>  
>  		pzstats = per_cpu_ptr(zone->per_cpu_zonestats, cpu);
>  
> +		preempt_disable();

What's the reason for the preempt_disable() here? A comment would be
appreciated.

>  		for (i = 0; i < NR_VM_ZONE_STAT_ITEMS; i++)
>  			if (pzstats->vm_stat_diff[i]) {
>  				int v;
> @@ -908,6 +909,7 @@ void cpu_vm_stats_fold(int cpu)
>  				global_numa_diff[i] += v;
>  			}
>  #endif
> +		preempt_enable();
>  	}
>  
>  	for_each_online_pgdat(pgdat) {
> @@ -941,6 +943,7 @@ void drain_zonestat(struct zone *zone, struct per_cpu_zonestat *pzstats)
>  {
>  	int i;
>  
> +	preempt_disable();

Same here.

>  	for (i = 0; i < NR_VM_ZONE_STAT_ITEMS; i++)
>  		if (pzstats->vm_stat_diff[i]) {
>  			int v = pzstats->vm_stat_diff[i];
> @@ -959,6 +962,7 @@ void drain_zonestat(struct zone *zone, struct per_cpu_zonestat *pzstats)
>  			atomic_long_add(v, &vm_numa_stat[i]);
>  		}
>  #endif
> +	preempt_enable();

Thanks,

        tglx

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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 [this message]
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 ` [PATCH 6/6] mm/page_alloc: Reduce duration that IRQs are disabled for VM counters Mel Gorman
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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