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From: Mel Gorman <>
To: Andrew Morton <>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <>,
	Ingo Molnar <>, Vlastimil Babka <>,
	Hugh Dickins <>, Linux-MM <>,
	Linux-RT-Users <>,
	LKML <>,
	Mel Gorman <>
Subject: [PATCH 0/2] Protect vmstats on PREEMPT_RT
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2021 11:00:32 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

When adding local_lock support to mm/page_alloc.c and reducing the overhead
of vmstats in general, I wondered how vmstats could be safe on PREEMPT_RT
as it partially relies on interrupts being disabled for the stats that
must be accurate for correctness. As it turns out, the preempt-rt tree
already encountered the same problem.

This series protects just the primary counters. While there is another
vmstat-related patch, it is related to memcg getting using local_lock and
I have not fully considered those patches and whether they are ok as-is
or need modification but this series makes a start.

Patch 1 is authored by Thomas (cc'd) and has not being altered.

Patch 2 is authored by Ingo (cc'd) but I modified what he implemented
for reasons explained in the changelog.

This is specific to PREEMPT_RT which cannot be enabled on mainline yet
and should have no impact on !PREEMPT_RT kernels.

 include/linux/preempt.h | 18 +++++++++++++++++-
 mm/vmstat.c             | 12 ++++++++++++
 2 files changed, 29 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)


             reply	other threads:[~2021-07-23 10:00 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-23 10:00 Mel Gorman [this message]
2021-07-23 10:00 ` [PATCH 1/2] preempt: Provide preempt_*_(no)rt variants Mel Gorman
2021-07-23 10:00 ` [PATCH 2/2] mm/vmstat: Protect per cpu variables with preempt disable on RT Mel Gorman
2021-08-03 23:54   ` Thomas Gleixner
2021-08-04  9:54     ` Mel Gorman
2021-08-04 13:42       ` Vlastimil Babka
2021-08-04 14:23         ` Mel Gorman
2021-08-05 12:56           ` Thomas Gleixner
2021-08-05 14:04             ` Mel Gorman
2021-08-05 15:42               ` Thomas Gleixner
2021-08-05 18:47               ` Daniel Vacek

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