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From: Alexander Duyck <alexander.h.duyck@linux.intel.com>
To: David Hildenbrand <david@redhat.com>,
	Alexander Duyck <alexander.duyck@gmail.com>,
	kvm@vger.kernel.org, mst@redhat.com,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, willy@infradead.org,
	mhocko@kernel.org, linux-mm@kvack.org, akpm@linux-foundation.org,
	mgorman@techsingularity.net, vbabka@suse.cz
Cc: yang.zhang.wz@gmail.com, nitesh@redhat.com,
	konrad.wilk@oracle.com, pagupta@redhat.com, riel@surriel.com,
	lcapitulino@redhat.com, dave.hansen@intel.com,
	wei.w.wang@intel.com, aarcange@redhat.com, pbonzini@redhat.com,
	dan.j.williams@intel.com, osalvador@suse.de
Subject: Re: [PATCH v15 3/7] mm: Add function __putback_isolated_page
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2019 10:24:46 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1a6e4646f570bf193924e099557841eb6e77a80d.camel@linux.intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1fc997cf-b1f3-3fe6-b699-efb9ef7f17cf@redhat.com>

On Tue, 2019-12-17 at 18:24 +0100, David Hildenbrand wrote:
>  >>> Also there are some scenarios where __page_to_pfn is not that simple a
> > > > call with us having to get the node ID so we can find the pgdat structure
> > > > to perform the calculation. I'm not sure the compiler would be ble to
> > > > figure out that the result is the same for both calls, so it is better to
> > > > make it explicit.
> > > 
> > > Only in case of CONFIG_SPARSEMEM we have to go via the section - but I
> > > doubt this is really worth optimizing here.
> > > 
> > > But yeah, I'm fine with this change, only "IMHO
> > > get_pageblock_migratetype() would be nicer" :)
> > 
> > Aren't most distros running with CONFIG_SPARSEMEM enabled? If that is the
> > case why not optimize for it?
> 
> Because I tend to dislike micro-optimizations without performance
> numbers for code that is not on a hot path. But I mean in this case, as
> you said, you need the pfn either way, so it's completely fine with.
> 
> I do wonder, however, if you should just pass in the migratetype from
> the caller. That would be even faster ;)

The problem is page isolation. We can end up with a page being moved to an
isolate pageblock while we aren't holding the zone lock, and as such we
likely need to test it again anyway. So there isn't value in storing and
reusing the value for cases like page reporting.

In addition, the act of isolating the page can cause the migratetype to
change as __isolate_free_page will attempt to change the migratetype to
movable if it is one of the standard percpu types and we are pulling at
least half a pageblock out. So storing the value before we isolate it
would be problematic as well.

Undoing page isolation is the exception to the issues pointed out above,
but in that case we are overwriting the pageblock migratetype anyway so
the cache lines involved should all be warm from having just set the
value.


  reply	other threads:[~2019-12-17 18:24 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 39+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-12-05 16:22 [PATCH v15 0/7] mm / virtio: Provide support for free page reporting Alexander Duyck
2019-12-05 16:22 ` [PATCH v15 1/7] mm: Adjust shuffle code to allow for future coalescing Alexander Duyck
2019-12-05 16:22 ` [PATCH v15 2/7] mm: Use zone and order instead of free area in free_list manipulators Alexander Duyck
2019-12-05 16:22 ` [PATCH v15 3/7] mm: Add function __putback_isolated_page Alexander Duyck
2019-12-16 11:36   ` David Hildenbrand
2019-12-16 16:22     ` Alexander Duyck
2019-12-17 10:58       ` David Hildenbrand
2019-12-17 16:26         ` Alexander Duyck
2019-12-17 17:24           ` David Hildenbrand
2019-12-17 18:24             ` Alexander Duyck [this message]
2019-12-17 18:46               ` David Hildenbrand
2019-12-17 21:50                 ` Alexander Duyck
2019-12-05 16:22 ` [PATCH v15 4/7] mm: Introduce Reported pages Alexander Duyck
2019-12-16 10:17   ` Nitesh Narayan Lal
2019-12-16 16:28     ` Alexander Duyck
2019-12-17  8:55       ` Nitesh Narayan Lal
2019-12-17 16:31         ` Alexander Duyck
2019-12-18  7:31           ` Mel Gorman
2019-12-16 11:44   ` Nitesh Narayan Lal
2019-12-16 16:10     ` Alexander Duyck
2019-12-05 16:22 ` [PATCH v15 5/7] virtio-balloon: Pull page poisoning config out of free page hinting Alexander Duyck
2019-12-13  7:03   ` Michael S. Tsirkin
2019-12-05 16:22 ` [PATCH v15 6/7] virtio-balloon: Add support for providing free page reports to host Alexander Duyck
2019-12-13  7:08   ` Michael S. Tsirkin
2019-12-13 16:35     ` Alexander Duyck
2019-12-15  9:29       ` Michael S. Tsirkin
2019-12-13 10:15   ` David Hildenbrand
2019-12-13 16:37     ` Alexander Duyck
2019-12-05 16:23 ` [PATCH v15 7/7] mm: Add free page reporting documentation Alexander Duyck
2019-12-05 16:24 ` [PATCH v15 QEMU 1/3] virtio-ballon: Implement support for page poison tracking feature Alexander Duyck
2019-12-05 16:24 ` [PATCH v15 QEMU 2/3] virtio-balloon: Add bit to notify guest of unused page reporting Alexander Duyck
2019-12-05 16:24 ` [PATCH v15 QEMU 3/3] virtio-balloon: Provide a interface for " Alexander Duyck
2019-12-05 16:26 ` [PATCH v15 QEMU 4/3 RFC] memory: Add support for MADV_FREE as mechanism to lazy discard pages Alexander Duyck
2019-12-12 23:47 ` [PATCH v15 0/7] mm / virtio: Provide support for free page reporting Alexander Duyck
2019-12-13 10:00 ` David Hildenbrand
2019-12-13 11:08   ` Mel Gorman
2019-12-13 16:59     ` Alexander Duyck
2019-12-13 16:46   ` Alexander Duyck
2019-12-16 12:21     ` David Hildenbrand

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