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From: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>
To: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com>,
	Minchan Kim <minchan.kim@gmail.com>,
	Dave Jones <davej@redhat.com>, Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>,
	Andy Isaacson <adi@hexapodia.org>,
	Johannes Weiner <jweiner@redhat.com>,
	Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>, Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>,
	Nai Xia <nai.xia@gmail.com>, Linux-MM <linux-mm@kvack.org>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: [PATCH 0/11] Reduce compaction-related stalls and improve asynchronous migration of dirty pages v6
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 15:41:22 +0000
Message-ID: <1323877293-15401-1-git-send-email-mgorman@suse.de> (raw)

Short summary: There are severe stalls when a USB stick using VFAT
is used with THP enabled that are reduced by this series. If you are
experiencing this problem, please test and report back and considering
I have seen complaints from openSUSE and Fedora users on this as well
as a few private mails, I'm guessing it's a widespread issue. This
is a new type of USB-related stall because it is due to synchronous
compaction writing where as in the past the big problem was dirty
pages reaching the end of the LRU and being written by reclaim.

Am cc'ing Andrew this time and this series would replace
mm-do-not-stall-in-synchronous-compaction-for-thp-allocations.patch.
I'm also cc'ing Dave Jones as he might have merged that patch to Fedora
for wider testing and ideally it would be reverted and replaced by
this series.

That said, the later patches could really do with some review. If this
series is not the answer then a new direction needs to be discussed
because as it is, the stalls are unacceptable as the results in this
leader show.

For testers that try backporting this to 3.1, it won't work because
there is a non-obvious dependency on not writing back pages in direct
reclaim so you need those patches too.

Changelog since V5
o Rebase to 3.2-rc5
o Tidy up the changelogs a bit

Changelog since V4
o Added reviewed-bys, credited Andrea properly for sync-light
o Allow dirty pages without mappings to be considered for migration
o Bound the number of pages freed for compaction
o Isolate PageReclaim pages on their own LRU list

This is against 3.2-rc5 and follows on from discussions on "mm: Do
not stall in synchronous compaction for THP allocations" and "[RFC
PATCH 0/5] Reduce compaction-related stalls". Initially, the proposed
patch eliminated stalls due to compaction which sometimes resulted in
user-visible interactivity problems on browsers by simply never using
sync compaction. The downside was that THP success allocation rates
were lower because dirty pages were not being migrated as reported by
Andrea. His approach at fixing this was nacked on the grounds that
it reverted fixes from Rik merged that reduced the amount of pages
reclaimed as it severely impacted his workloads performance.

This series attempts to reconcile the requirements of maximising THP
usage, without stalling in a user-visible fashion due to compaction
or cheating by reclaiming an excessive number of pages.

Patch 1 partially reverts commit 39deaf85 to allow migration to isolate
	dirty pages. This is because migration can move some dirty
	pages without blocking.

Patch 2 notes that the /proc/sys/vm/compact_memory handler is not using
	synchronous compaction when it should be. This is unrelated
	to the reported stalls but is worth fixing.

Patch 3 checks if we isolated a compound page during lumpy scan and
	account for it properly. For the most part, this affects
	tracing so it's unrelated to the stalls but worth fixing.

Patch 4 notes that it is possible to abort reclaim early for compaction
	and return 0 to the page allocator potentially entering the
	"may oom" path. This has not been observed in practice but
	the rest of the series potentially makes it easier to happen.

Patch 5 adds a sync parameter to the migratepage callback and gives
	the callback responsibility for migrating the page without
	blocking if sync==false. For example, fallback_migrate_page
	will not call writepage if sync==false. This increases the
	number of pages that can be handled by asynchronous compaction
	thereby reducing stalls.

Patch 6 restores filter-awareness to isolate_lru_page for migration.
	In practice, it means that pages under writeback and pages
	without a ->migratepage callback will not be isolated
	for migration.

Patch 7 avoids calling direct reclaim if compaction is deferred but
	makes sure that compaction is only deferred if sync
	compaction was used.

Patch 8 introduces a sync-light migration mechanism that sync compaction
	uses. The objective is to allow some stalls but to not call
	->writepage which can lead to significant user-visible stalls.

Patch 9 notes that while we want to abort reclaim ASAP to allow
	compation to go ahead that we leave a very small window of
	opportunity for compaction to run. This patch allows more pages
	to be freed by reclaim but bounds the number to a reasonable
	level based on the high watermark on each zone.

Patch 10 allows slabs to be shrunk even after compaction_ready() is
	true for one zone. This is to avoid a problem whereby a single
	small zone can abort reclaim even though no pages have been
	reclaimed and no suitably large zone is in a usable state.

Patch 11 fixes a problem with the rate of page scanning. As reclaim is
	rarely stalling on pages under writeback it means that scan
	rates are very high. This is particularly true for direct
	reclaim which is not calling writepage. The vmstat figures
	implied that much of this was busy work with PageReclaim pages
	marked for immediate reclaim. This patch is a prototype that
	moves these pages to their own LRU list.

This has been tested and other than 2 USB keys getting trashed,
nothing horrible fell out. That said, I am a bit unhappy with the
rescue logic in patch 11 but did not find a better way around it. It
does significantly reduce scan rates and System CPU time indicating
it is the right direction to take.

What is of critical importance is that stalls due to compaction
are massively reduced even though sync compaction was still
allowed. Testing from people complaining about stalls copying to USBs
with THP enabled are particularly welcome.

The following tests all involve THP usage and USB keys in some
way. Each test follows this type of pattern

1. Read from some fast fast storage, be it raw device or file. Each time
   the copy finishes, start again until the test ends
2. Write a large file to a filesystem on a USB stick. Each time the copy
   finishes, start again until the test ends
3. When memory is low, start an alloc process that creates a mapping
   the size of physical memory to stress THP allocation. This is the
   "real" part of the test and the part that is meant to trigger
   stalls when THP is enabled. Copying continues in the background.
4. Record the CPU usage and time to execute of the alloc process
5. Record the number of THP allocs and fallbacks as well as the number of THP
   pages in use a the end of the test just before alloc exited
6. Run the test 5 times to get an idea of variability
7. Between each run, sync is run and caches dropped and the test
   waits until nr_dirty is a small number to avoid interference
   or caching between iterations that would skew the figures.

The individual tests were then

writebackCPDeviceBasevfat
	Disable THP, read from a raw device (sda), vfat on USB stick
writebackCPDeviceBaseext4
	Disable THP, read from a raw device (sda), ext4 on USB stick
writebackCPDevicevfat
	THP enabled, read from a raw device (sda), vfat on USB stick
writebackCPDeviceext4
	THP enabled, read from a raw device (sda), ext4 on USB stick
writebackCPFilevfat
	THP enabled, read from a file on fast storage and USB, both vfat
writebackCPFileext4
	THP enabled, read from a file on fast storage and USB, both ext4

The kernels tested were

3.1		3.1
vanilla		3.2-rc5
freemore	Patches 1-10
immediate	Patches 1-11
andrea		The 8 patches Andrea posted as a basis of comparison

The results are very long unfortunately. I'll start with the case
where we are not using THP at all

writebackCPDeviceBasevfat
                   3.1.0-vanilla         rc5-vanilla       freemore-v6r1        isolate-v6r1         andrea-v2r1
System Time         1.28 (    0.00%)   54.49 (-4143.46%)   48.63 (-3687.69%)    4.69 ( -265.11%)   51.88 (-3940.81%)
+/-                 0.06 (    0.00%)    2.45 (-4305.55%)    4.75 (-8430.57%)    7.46 (-13282.76%)    4.76 (-8440.70%)
User Time           0.09 (    0.00%)    0.05 (   40.91%)    0.06 (   29.55%)    0.07 (   15.91%)    0.06 (   27.27%)
+/-                 0.02 (    0.00%)    0.01 (   45.39%)    0.02 (   25.07%)    0.00 (   77.06%)    0.01 (   52.24%)
Elapsed Time      110.27 (    0.00%)   56.38 (   48.87%)   49.95 (   54.70%)   11.77 (   89.33%)   53.43 (   51.54%)
+/-                 7.33 (    0.00%)    3.77 (   48.61%)    4.94 (   32.63%)    6.71 (    8.50%)    4.76 (   35.03%)
THP Active          0.00 (    0.00%)    0.00 (    0.00%)    0.00 (    0.00%)    0.00 (    0.00%)    0.00 (    0.00%)
+/-                 0.00 (    0.00%)    0.00 (    0.00%)    0.00 (    0.00%)    0.00 (    0.00%)    0.00 (    0.00%)
Fault Alloc         0.00 (    0.00%)    0.00 (    0.00%)    0.00 (    0.00%)    0.00 (    0.00%)    0.00 (    0.00%)
+/-                 0.00 (    0.00%)    0.00 (    0.00%)    0.00 (    0.00%)    0.00 (    0.00%)    0.00 (    0.00%)
Fault Fallback      0.00 (    0.00%)    0.00 (    0.00%)    0.00 (    0.00%)    0.00 (    0.00%)    0.00 (    0.00%)
+/-                 0.00 (    0.00%)    0.00 (    0.00%)    0.00 (    0.00%)    0.00 (    0.00%)    0.00 (    0.00%)

The THP figures are obviously all 0 because THP was enabled. The
main thing to watch is the elapsed times and how they compare to
times when THP is enabled later. It's also important to note that
elapsed time is improved by this series as System CPu time is much
reduced.

writebackCPDevicevfat

                   3.1.0-vanilla         rc5-vanilla       freemore-v6r1        isolate-v6r1         andrea-v2r1
System Time         1.22 (    0.00%)   13.89 (-1040.72%)   46.40 (-3709.20%)    4.44 ( -264.37%)   47.37 (-3789.33%)
+/-                 0.06 (    0.00%)   22.82 (-37635.56%)    3.84 (-6249.44%)    6.48 (-10618.92%)    6.60
(-10818.53%)
User Time           0.06 (    0.00%)    0.06 (   -6.90%)    0.05 (   17.24%)    0.05 (   13.79%)    0.04 (   31.03%)
+/-                 0.01 (    0.00%)    0.01 (   33.33%)    0.01 (   33.33%)    0.01 (   39.14%)    0.01 (   25.46%)
Elapsed Time     10445.54 (    0.00%) 2249.92 (   78.46%)   70.06 (   99.33%)   16.59 (   99.84%)  472.43 (
95.48%)
+/-               643.98 (    0.00%)  811.62 (  -26.03%)   10.02 (   98.44%)    7.03 (   98.91%)   59.99 (   90.68%)
THP Active         15.60 (    0.00%)   35.20 (  225.64%)   65.00 (  416.67%)   70.80 (  453.85%)   62.20 (  398.72%)
+/-                18.48 (    0.00%)   51.29 (  277.59%)   15.99 (   86.52%)   37.91 (  205.18%)   22.02 (  119.18%)
Fault Alloc       121.80 (    0.00%)   76.60 (   62.89%)  155.40 (  127.59%)  181.20 (  148.77%)  286.60 (  235.30%)
+/-                73.51 (    0.00%)   61.11 (   83.12%)   34.89 (   47.46%)   31.88 (   43.36%)   68.13 (   92.68%)
Fault Fallback    881.20 (    0.00%)  926.60 (   -5.15%)  847.60 (    3.81%)  822.00 (    6.72%)  716.60 (   18.68%)
+/-                73.51 (    0.00%)   61.26 (   16.67%)   34.89 (   52.54%)   31.65 (   56.94%)   67.75 (    7.84%)
MMTests Statistics: duration
User/Sys Time Running Test (seconds)       3540.88   1945.37    716.04     64.97   1937.03
Total Elapsed Time (seconds)              52417.33  11425.90    501.02    230.95   2520.28

The first thing to note is the "Elapsed Time" for the vanilla kernels
of 2249 seconds versus 56 with THP disabled which might explain the
reports of USB stalls with THP enabled. Applying the patches brings
performance in line with THP-disabled performance while isolating
pages for immediate reclaim from the LRU cuts down System CPU time.

The "Fault Alloc" success rate figures are also improved. The vanilla
kernel only managed to allocate 76.6 pages on average over the course
of 5 iterations where as applying the series allocated 181.20 on
average albeit it is well within variance. It's worth noting that
applies the series at least descreases the amount of variance which
implies an improvement.

Andrea's series had a higher success rate for THP allocations but
at a severe cost to elapsed time which is still better than vanilla
but still much worse than disabling THP altogether. One can bring my
series close to Andrea's by removing this check

        /*
         * If compaction is deferred for high-order allocations, it is because
         * sync compaction recently failed. In this is the case and the caller
         * has requested the system not be heavily disrupted, fail the
         * allocation now instead of entering direct reclaim
         */
        if (deferred_compaction && (gfp_mask & __GFP_NO_KSWAPD))
                goto nopage;

I didn't include a patch that removed the above check because hurting
overall performance to improve the THP figure is not what the average
user wants. It's something to consider though if someone really wants
to maximise THP usage no matter what it does to the workload initially.

This is summary of vmstat figures from the same test.

                                       3.1.0-vanilla rc5-vanilla freemore-v6r1 isolate-v6r1 andrea-v2r1
Page Ins                                  3257266139  1111844061    17263623    10901575   161423219
Page Outs                                   81054922    30364312     3626530     3657687     8753730
Swap Ins                                        3294        2851        6560        4964        4592
Swap Outs                                     390073      528094      620197      790912      698285
Direct pages scanned                      1077581700  3024951463  1764930052   115140570  5901188831
Kswapd pages scanned                        34826043     7112868     2131265     1686942     1893966
Kswapd pages reclaimed                      28950067     4911036     1246044      966475     1497726
Direct pages reclaimed                     805148398   280167837     3623473     2215044    40809360
Kswapd efficiency                                83%         69%         58%         57%         79%
Kswapd velocity                              664.399     622.521    4253.852    7304.360     751.490
Direct efficiency                                74%          9%          0%          1%          0%
Direct velocity                            20557.737  264745.137 3522673.849  498551.938 2341481.435
Percentage direct scans                          96%         99%         99%         98%         99%
Page writes by reclaim                        722646      529174      620319      791018      699198
Page writes file                              332573        1080         122         106         913
Page writes anon                              390073      528094      620197      790912      698285
Page reclaim immediate                             0  2552514720  1635858848   111281140  5478375032
Page rescued immediate                             0           0           0       87848           0
Slabs scanned                                  23552       23552        9216        8192        9216
Direct inode steals                              231           0           0           0           0
Kswapd inode steals                                0           0           0           0           0
Kswapd skipped wait                            28076         786           0          61           6
THP fault alloc                                  609         383         753         906        1433
THP collapse alloc                                12           6           0           0           6
THP splits                                       536         211         456         593        1136
THP fault fallback                              4406        4633        4263        4110        3583
THP collapse fail                                120         127           0           0           4
Compaction stalls                               1810         728         623         779        3200
Compaction success                               196          53          60          80         123
Compaction failures                             1614         675         563         699        3077
Compaction pages moved                        193158       53545      243185      333457      226688
Compaction move failure                         9952        9396       16424       23676       45070


The main things to look at are

1. Page In/out figures are much reduced by the series.

2. Direct page scanning is incredibly high (264745.137 pages scanned
   per second on the vanilla kernel) but isolating PageReclaim pages
   on their own list reduces the number of pages scanned significantly.

3. The fact that "Page rescued immediate" is a positive number implies
   that we sometimes race removing pages from the LRU_IMMEDIATE list
   that need to be put back on a normal LRU but it happens only for
   0.07% of the pages marked for immediate reclaim.

writebackCPDeviceext4
                   3.1.0-vanilla         rc5-vanilla       freemore-v6r1        isolate-v6r1         andrea-v2r1
System Time         1.51 (    0.00%)    1.77 (  -17.66%)    1.46 (    2.92%)    1.15 (   23.77%)    1.89 (  -25.63%)
+/-                 0.27 (    0.00%)    0.67 ( -148.52%)    0.33 (  -22.76%)    0.30 (  -11.15%)    0.19 (   30.16%)
User Time           0.03 (    0.00%)    0.04 (  -37.50%)    0.05 (  -62.50%)    0.07 ( -112.50%)    0.04 (  -18.75%)
+/-                 0.01 (    0.00%)    0.02 ( -146.64%)    0.02 (  -97.91%)    0.02 (  -75.59%)    0.02 (  -63.30%)
Elapsed Time      124.93 (    0.00%)  114.49 (    8.36%)   96.77 (   22.55%)   27.48 (   78.00%)  205.70 (  -64.65%)
+/-                20.20 (    0.00%)   74.39 ( -268.34%)   59.88 ( -196.48%)    7.72 (   61.79%)   25.03 (  -23.95%)
THP Active        161.80 (    0.00%)   83.60 (   51.67%)  141.20 (   87.27%)   84.60 (   52.29%)   82.60 (   51.05%)
+/-                71.95 (    0.00%)   43.80 (   60.88%)   26.91 (   37.40%)   59.02 (   82.03%)   52.13 (   72.45%)
Fault Alloc       471.40 (    0.00%)  228.60 (   48.49%)  282.20 (   59.86%)  225.20 (   47.77%)  388.40 (   82.39%)
+/-                88.07 (    0.00%)   87.42 (   99.26%)   73.79 (   83.78%)  109.62 (  124.47%)   82.62 (   93.81%)
Fault Fallback    531.60 (    0.00%)  774.60 (  -45.71%)  720.80 (  -35.59%)  777.80 (  -46.31%)  614.80 (  -15.65%)
+/-                88.07 (    0.00%)   87.26 (    0.92%)   73.79 (   16.22%)  109.62 (  -24.47%)   82.29 (    6.56%)
MMTests Statistics: duration
User/Sys Time Running Test (seconds)         50.22     33.76     30.65     24.14    128.45
Total Elapsed Time (seconds)               1113.73   1132.19   1029.45    759.49   1707.26

Similar test but the USB stick is using ext4 instead of vfat. As
ext4 does not use writepage for migration, the large stalls due to
compaction when THP is enabled are not observed. Still, isolating
PageReclaim pages on their own list helped completion time largely
by reducing the number of pages scanned by direct reclaim although
time spend in congestion_wait could also be a factor.

Again, Andrea's series had far higher success rates for THP allocation
at the cost of elapsed time. I didn't look too closely but a quick
look at the vmstat figures tells me kswapd reclaimed 8 times more pages
than the patch series and direct reclaim reclaimed roughly three times
as many pages. It follows that if memory is aggressively reclaimed,
there will be more available for THP.

writebackCPFilevfat
                   3.1.0-vanilla         rc5-vanilla       freemore-v6r1        isolate-v6r1         andrea-v2r1
System Time         1.76 (    0.00%)   29.10 (-1555.52%)   46.01 (-2517.18%)    4.79 ( -172.35%)   54.89 (-3022.53%)
+/-                 0.14 (    0.00%)   25.61 (-18185.17%)    2.15 (-1434.83%)    6.60 (-4610.03%)    9.75
(-6863.76%)
User Time           0.05 (    0.00%)    0.07 (  -45.83%)    0.05 (   -4.17%)    0.06 (  -29.17%)    0.06 (  -16.67%)
+/-                 0.02 (    0.00%)    0.02 (   20.11%)    0.02 (   -3.14%)    0.01 (   31.58%)    0.01 (   47.41%)
Elapsed Time     22520.79 (    0.00%) 1082.85 (   95.19%)   73.30 (   99.67%)   32.43 (   99.86%)  291.84 (  98.70%)
+/-              7277.23 (    0.00%)  706.29 (   90.29%)   19.05 (   99.74%)   17.05 (   99.77%)  125.55 (   98.27%)
THP Active         83.80 (    0.00%)   12.80 (   15.27%)   15.60 (   18.62%)   13.00 (   15.51%)    0.80 (    0.95%)
+/-                66.81 (    0.00%)   20.19 (   30.22%)    5.92 (    8.86%)   15.06 (   22.54%)    1.17 (    1.75%)
Fault Alloc       171.00 (    0.00%)   67.80 (   39.65%)   97.40 (   56.96%)  125.60 (   73.45%)  133.00 (   77.78%)
+/-                82.91 (    0.00%)   30.69 (   37.02%)   53.91 (   65.02%)   55.05 (   66.40%)   21.19 (   25.56%)
Fault Fallback    832.00 (    0.00%)  935.20 (  -12.40%)  906.00 (   -8.89%)  877.40 (   -5.46%)  870.20 (   -4.59%)
+/-                82.91 (    0.00%)   30.69 (   62.98%)   54.01 (   34.86%)   55.05 (   33.60%)   20.91 (   74.78%)
MMTests Statistics: duration
User/Sys Time Running Test (seconds)       7229.81    928.42    704.52     80.68   1330.76
Total Elapsed Time (seconds)             112849.04   5618.69    571.11    360.54   1664.28

In this case, the test is reading/writing only from filesystems but as
it's vfat, it's slow due to calling writepage during compaction. Little
to observe really - the time to complete the test goes way down
with the series applied and THP allocation success rates go up in
comparison to 3.2-rc5.  The success rates are lower than 3.1.0 but
the elapsed time for that kernel is abysmal so it is not really a
sensible comparison.

As before, Andrea's series allocates more THPs at the cost of overall
performance.

writebackCPFileext4
                   3.1.0-vanilla         rc5-vanilla       freemore-v6r1        isolate-v6r1         andrea-v2r1
System Time         1.51 (    0.00%)    1.77 (  -17.66%)    1.46 (    2.92%)    1.15 (   23.77%)    1.89 (  -25.63%)
+/-                 0.27 (    0.00%)    0.67 ( -148.52%)    0.33 (  -22.76%)    0.30 (  -11.15%)    0.19 (   30.16%)
User Time           0.03 (    0.00%)    0.04 (  -37.50%)    0.05 (  -62.50%)    0.07 ( -112.50%)    0.04 (  -18.75%)
+/-                 0.01 (    0.00%)    0.02 ( -146.64%)    0.02 (  -97.91%)    0.02 (  -75.59%)    0.02 (  -63.30%)
Elapsed Time      124.93 (    0.00%)  114.49 (    8.36%)   96.77 (   22.55%)   27.48 (   78.00%)  205.70 (  -64.65%)
+/-                20.20 (    0.00%)   74.39 ( -268.34%)   59.88 ( -196.48%)    7.72 (   61.79%)   25.03 (  -23.95%)
THP Active        161.80 (    0.00%)   83.60 (   51.67%)  141.20 (   87.27%)   84.60 (   52.29%)   82.60 (   51.05%)
+/-                71.95 (    0.00%)   43.80 (   60.88%)   26.91 (   37.40%)   59.02 (   82.03%)   52.13 (   72.45%)
Fault Alloc       471.40 (    0.00%)  228.60 (   48.49%)  282.20 (   59.86%)  225.20 (   47.77%)  388.40 (   82.39%)
+/-                88.07 (    0.00%)   87.42 (   99.26%)   73.79 (   83.78%)  109.62 (  124.47%)   82.62 (   93.81%)
Fault Fallback    531.60 (    0.00%)  774.60 (  -45.71%)  720.80 (  -35.59%)  777.80 (  -46.31%)  614.80 (  -15.65%)
+/-                88.07 (    0.00%)   87.26 (    0.92%)   73.79 (   16.22%)  109.62 (  -24.47%)   82.29 (    6.56%)
MMTests Statistics: duration
User/Sys Time Running Test (seconds)         50.22     33.76     30.65     24.14    128.45
Total Elapsed Time (seconds)               1113.73   1132.19   1029.45    759.49   1707.26

Same type of story - elapsed times go down. In this case, allocation
success rates are roughtly the same. As before, Andrea's has higher
success rates but takes a lot longer.

Overall the series does reduce latencies and while the tests are
inherency racy as alloc competes with the cp processes, the variability
was included. The THP allocation rates are not as high as they could
be but that is because we would have to be more aggressive about
reclaim and compaction impacting overall performance.

Comments?

 fs/btrfs/disk-io.c            |    5 +-
 fs/hugetlbfs/inode.c          |    3 +-
 fs/nfs/internal.h             |    2 +-
 fs/nfs/write.c                |    4 +-
 include/linux/fs.h            |   11 ++-
 include/linux/migrate.h       |   23 +++++-
 include/linux/mmzone.h        |    4 +
 include/linux/vm_event_item.h |    1 +
 mm/compaction.c               |    5 +-
 mm/memory-failure.c           |    2 +-
 mm/memory_hotplug.c           |    2 +-
 mm/mempolicy.c                |    2 +-
 mm/migrate.c                  |  171 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-------------
 mm/page_alloc.c               |   50 +++++++++---
 mm/swap.c                     |   74 +++++++++++++++++-
 mm/vmscan.c                   |  114 ++++++++++++++++++++++++----
 mm/vmstat.c                   |    2 +
 17 files changed, 371 insertions(+), 104 deletions(-)

-- 
1.7.3.4


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Thread overview: 49+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-12-14 15:41 Mel Gorman [this message]
2011-12-14 15:41 ` [PATCH 01/11] mm: compaction: Allow compaction to isolate dirty pages Mel Gorman
2011-12-14 15:41 ` [PATCH 02/11] mm: compaction: Use synchronous compaction for /proc/sys/vm/compact_memory Mel Gorman
2011-12-14 15:41 ` [PATCH 03/11] mm: vmscan: Check if we isolated a compound page during lumpy scan Mel Gorman
2011-12-15 23:21   ` Rik van Riel
2011-12-14 15:41 ` [PATCH 04/11] mm: vmscan: Do not OOM if aborting reclaim to start compaction Mel Gorman
2011-12-15 23:36   ` Rik van Riel
2011-12-14 15:41 ` [PATCH 05/11] mm: compaction: Determine if dirty pages can be migrated without blocking within ->migratepage Mel Gorman
2011-12-16  3:32   ` Rik van Riel
2011-12-16 23:20   ` Andrew Morton
2011-12-17  3:03     ` Nai Xia
2011-12-17  3:26       ` Andrew Morton
2011-12-19 11:05     ` Mel Gorman
2011-12-19 13:12       ` nai.xia
2011-12-14 15:41 ` [PATCH 06/11] mm: compaction: make isolate_lru_page() filter-aware again Mel Gorman
2011-12-16  3:34   ` Rik van Riel
2011-12-18  1:53   ` Minchan Kim
2011-12-14 15:41 ` [PATCH 07/11] mm: page allocator: Do not call direct reclaim for THP allocations while compaction is deferred Mel Gorman
2011-12-16  4:10   ` Rik van Riel
2011-12-14 15:41 ` [PATCH 08/11] mm: compaction: Introduce sync-light migration for use by compaction Mel Gorman
2011-12-16  4:31   ` Rik van Riel
2011-12-18  2:05   ` Minchan Kim
2011-12-19 11:45     ` Mel Gorman
2011-12-20  7:18       ` Minchan Kim
2012-01-13 21:25   ` Andrew Morton
2012-01-16 11:33     ` Mel Gorman
2011-12-14 15:41 ` [PATCH 09/11] mm: vmscan: When reclaiming for compaction, ensure there are sufficient free pages available Mel Gorman
2011-12-16  4:35   ` Rik van Riel
2011-12-14 15:41 ` [PATCH 10/11] mm: vmscan: Check if reclaim should really abort even if compaction_ready() is true for one zone Mel Gorman
2011-12-16  4:38   ` Rik van Riel
2011-12-16 11:29     ` Mel Gorman
2011-12-14 15:41 ` [PATCH 11/11] mm: Isolate pages for immediate reclaim on their own LRU Mel Gorman
2011-12-16  4:47   ` Rik van Riel
2011-12-16 12:26     ` Mel Gorman
2011-12-16 15:17   ` Johannes Weiner
2011-12-16 16:07     ` Mel Gorman
2011-12-19 16:14       ` Johannes Weiner
2011-12-17 16:08   ` Minchan Kim
2011-12-19 13:26     ` Mel Gorman
2011-12-20  7:10       ` Minchan Kim
2011-12-20  9:55         ` Mel Gorman
2011-12-23 19:08           ` Hugh Dickins
2011-12-29 16:59             ` Mel Gorman
2011-12-29 19:31               ` Rik van Riel
2011-12-30 11:27                 ` Mel Gorman
2011-12-16 22:56 ` [PATCH 0/11] Reduce compaction-related stalls and improve asynchronous migration of dirty pages v6 Andrew Morton
2011-12-19 14:40   ` Mel Gorman
2011-12-16 23:37 ` Andrew Morton
2011-12-19 14:20   ` Mel Gorman

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