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From: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
To: Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>
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>,
	Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org>,
	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 19:46:34 +0200
Message-ID: <87y2e343np.ffs@nanos.tec.linutronix.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <871rbv5iel.ffs@nanos.tec.linutronix.de>

On Wed, Mar 31 2021 at 19:42, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 31 2021 at 12:01, Mel Gorman wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 31, 2021 at 11:55:56AM +0200, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
>> @@ -887,13 +887,11 @@ void cpu_vm_stats_fold(int cpu)
>>  
>>  		pzstats = per_cpu_ptr(zone->per_cpu_zonestats, cpu);
>>  
>> -		preempt_disable();
>>  		for (i = 0; i < NR_VM_ZONE_STAT_ITEMS; i++)
>>  			if (pzstats->vm_stat_diff[i]) {
>>  				int v;
>>  
>> -				v = pzstats->vm_stat_diff[i];
>> -				pzstats->vm_stat_diff[i] = 0;
>> +				v = this_cpu_xchg(pzstats->vm_stat_diff[i], 0);
>
> Confused. pzstats is not a percpu pointer. zone->per_cpu_zonestats is.
>
> But @cpu is not necessarily the current CPU.

@cpu _is_ definitely NOT the current CPU as this is invoked from the
hotplug callback _after_ @cpu went dead. @cpu is dead and wont update
these things concurrently. So I'm even more confused :)

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
2021-03-31 11:01     ` Mel Gorman
2021-03-31 17:42       ` Thomas Gleixner
2021-03-31 17:46         ` Thomas Gleixner [this message]
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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