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From: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
To: Peter Xu <peterx@redhat.com>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Gerald Schaefer <gerald.schaefer@de.ibm.com>,
	Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 02/25] mm: Introduce mm_fault_accounting()
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2020 12:00:37 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20200616120037.e96d8d9b42e615f3b8da222f@linux-foundation.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200615231917.GA6307@xz-x1>

On Mon, 15 Jun 2020 19:19:17 -0400 Peter Xu <peterx@redhat.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 03:32:40PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 3:16 PM Peter Xu <peterx@redhat.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Provide this helper for doing memory page fault accounting across archs.  It
> > > can be defined unconditionally because perf_sw_event() is always defined, and
> > > perf_sw_event() will be a no-op if !CONFIG_PERF_EVENTS.
> > 
> > Well, the downside is that now it forces a separate I$ miss and all
> > those extra arguments because it's a out-of-line function and the
> > compiler won't see that they all go away.
> > 
> > Yeah, maybe some day maybe we'll have LTO and these kinds of things
> > will not matter. And maybe they already don't. But it seems kind of
> > sad to basically force non-optimal code generation from this series.
> 
> I tried to make it static inline firstly in linux/mm.h, however it'll need to
> have linux/mm.h include linux/perf_event.h which seems to have created a loop
> dependency of headers.  I verified current code will at least generate inlined
> functions too for x86 (no mm_fault_accounting() in "objdump -t vmlinux") with
> gcc10.
> 
> Another alternative is to make it a macro, it's just that I feel the function
> definition is a bit cleaner.  Any further suggestions welcomed too.

Could create a new header file mm_fault.h which includes mm.h and
perf_event.h.  A later cleanup could move other fault-related things
into that header and add the appropriate inclusions into files which
use these things.

btw, I think mm_account_fault() might be a better name for this function.

And some (kerneldoc) documentation would be nice.  Although this
function is pretty self-evident.

> > 
> > Why would you export the symbol, btw? Page fault handling is never a module.
> 
> I followed handle_mm_fault() which is exported too, since potentially
> mm_fault_accounting() should always be called in the same context of
> handle_mm_fault().  Or do you prefer me to drop it?

Let's not add an unneeded export.  If someone for some reason needs it
later, it can be added then.


  reply	other threads:[~2020-06-16 19:00 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 60+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-06-15 22:15 [PATCH 00/25] mm: Page fault accounting cleanups Peter Xu
2020-06-15 22:15 ` [PATCH 01/25] mm/um: Fix extra accounting for page fault retries Peter Xu
2020-06-15 22:15 ` [PATCH 02/25] mm: Introduce mm_fault_accounting() Peter Xu
2020-06-15 22:32   ` Linus Torvalds
2020-06-15 23:19     ` Peter Xu
2020-06-16 19:00       ` Andrew Morton [this message]
2020-06-17 16:26         ` Peter Xu
2020-06-15 22:15 ` [PATCH 03/25] mm/alpha: Use mm_fault_accounting() Peter Xu
2020-06-15 22:15 ` [PATCH 04/25] mm/arc: " Peter Xu
2020-06-15 22:15 ` [PATCH 05/25] mm/arm: " Peter Xu
2020-06-15 22:15 ` [PATCH 06/25] mm/arm64: " Peter Xu
2020-06-16  7:43   ` Will Deacon
2020-06-16 15:59     ` Peter Xu
2020-06-15 22:15 ` [PATCH 07/25] mm/csky: " Peter Xu
2020-06-17  7:04   ` Guo Ren
2020-06-17 15:49     ` Peter Xu
2020-06-17 17:53       ` Linus Torvalds
2020-06-17 19:58         ` Peter Xu
2020-06-17 20:15           ` Linus Torvalds
2020-06-18 14:38             ` Peter Xu
2020-06-18 17:15               ` Linus Torvalds
2020-06-18 21:24                 ` Peter Xu
2020-06-18 22:28                   ` Peter Xu
2020-06-18 22:59                     ` Linus Torvalds
2020-06-15 22:15 ` [PATCH 08/25] mm/hexagon: " Peter Xu
2020-06-15 22:15 ` [PATCH 09/25] mm/ia64: " Peter Xu
2020-06-15 22:15 ` [PATCH 10/25] mm/m68k: " Peter Xu
2020-06-15 22:15 ` [PATCH 11/25] mm/microblaze: " Peter Xu
2020-06-15 22:15 ` [PATCH 12/25] mm/mips: " Peter Xu
2020-06-15 22:15 ` [PATCH 13/25] mm/nds32: " Peter Xu
2020-06-17  1:05   ` Greentime Hu
2020-06-15 22:15 ` [PATCH 14/25] mm/nios2: " Peter Xu
2020-06-15 22:15 ` [PATCH 15/25] mm/openrisc: " Peter Xu
2020-06-16 18:11   ` Stafford Horne
2020-06-15 22:15 ` [PATCH 16/25] mm/parisc: " Peter Xu
2020-06-15 22:15 ` [PATCH 17/25] mm/powerpc: " Peter Xu
2020-06-15 22:16 ` [PATCH 18/25] mm/riscv: " Peter Xu
2020-06-18 23:49   ` Palmer Dabbelt
2020-06-19  0:12     ` Peter Xu
2020-06-15 22:23 ` [PATCH 19/25] mm/s390: " Peter Xu
2020-06-16 15:59   ` Alexander Gordeev
2020-06-16 16:35     ` Peter Xu
2020-06-17  6:19       ` Christian Borntraeger
2020-06-17 16:06         ` Peter Xu
2020-06-17 16:14           ` Christian Borntraeger
2020-06-17 16:44             ` Peter Xu
2020-06-15 22:23 ` [PATCH 20/25] mm/sh: " Peter Xu
2020-07-20 21:25   ` Rich Felker
2020-07-20 22:05     ` Peter Xu
2020-06-15 22:23 ` [PATCH 21/25] mm/sparc32: " Peter Xu
2020-06-15 22:23 ` [PATCH 22/25] mm/sparc64: " Peter Xu
2020-06-15 22:23 ` [PATCH 23/25] mm/unicore32: " Peter Xu
2020-06-15 22:23 ` [PATCH 24/25] mm/x86: " Peter Xu
2020-06-15 22:23 ` [PATCH 25/25] mm/xtensa: " Peter Xu
2020-06-15 23:13   ` Max Filippov
2020-06-16 18:55 ` [PATCH 00/25] mm: Page fault accounting cleanups Linus Torvalds
2020-06-16 21:03   ` Peter Xu
2020-06-17  0:55   ` Michael Ellerman
2020-06-17  8:04     ` Will Deacon
2020-06-17 16:10       ` Peter Xu

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