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From: "Huang\, Ying" <ying.huang@intel.com>
To: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>
Cc: "Huang\, Ying" <ying.huang@intel.com>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>, <linux-mm@kvack.org>,
	<linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH -mm -v9 3/3] mm, THP, swap: Enable THP swap optimization only if has compound map
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:51:30 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87a87brje5.fsf@yhuang-dev.intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20170419160029.GB3376@cmpxchg.org> (Johannes Weiner's message of "Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:00:29 -0400")

Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org> writes:

> On Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 03:06:25PM +0800, Huang, Ying wrote:
>> From: Huang Ying <ying.huang@intel.com>
>> 
>> If there is no compound map for a THP (Transparent Huge Page), it is
>> possible that the map count of some sub-pages of the THP is 0.  So it
>> is better to split the THP before swapping out. In this way, the
>> sub-pages not mapped will be freed, and we can avoid the unnecessary
>> swap out operations for these sub-pages.
>> 
>> Cc: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>
>> Signed-off-by: "Huang, Ying" <ying.huang@intel.com>
>> ---
>>  mm/swap_state.c | 12 +++++++++---
>>  1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>> 
>> diff --git a/mm/swap_state.c b/mm/swap_state.c
>> index 3a3217f68937..b025c9878e5e 100644
>> --- a/mm/swap_state.c
>> +++ b/mm/swap_state.c
>> @@ -192,9 +192,15 @@ int add_to_swap(struct page *page, struct list_head *list)
>>  	VM_BUG_ON_PAGE(!PageLocked(page), page);
>>  	VM_BUG_ON_PAGE(!PageUptodate(page), page);
>>  
>> -	/* cannot split, skip it */
>> -	if (unlikely(PageTransHuge(page)) && !can_split_huge_page(page, NULL))
>> -		return 0;
>> +	if (unlikely(PageTransHuge(page))) {
>> +		/* cannot split, skip it */
>> +		if (!can_split_huge_page(page, NULL))
>> +			return 0;
>> +		/* fallback to split huge page firstly if no PMD map */
>> +		if (!compound_mapcount(page) &&
>> +		    split_huge_page_to_list(page, list))
>> +			return 0;
>> +	}
>
> This looks good to me, but could you please elaborate the comment a
> little bit with what you have in the changelog? Something like:
>
> 	/*
> 	 * Split pages without a PMD map right away. Chances are
> 	 * some or all of the tail pages can be freed without IO.
> 	 */

The comments look much better!  Thanks!  I will change it.

Best Regards,
Huang, Ying

      reply	other threads:[~2017-04-20  0:51 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-04-19  7:06 [PATCH -mm -v9 0/3] THP swap: Delay splitting THP during swapping out Huang, Ying
2017-04-19  7:06 ` [PATCH -mm -v9 1/3] mm, THP, swap: Delay splitting THP during swap out Huang, Ying
2017-04-19 15:52   ` Johannes Weiner
2017-04-20  0:43     ` Huang, Ying
2017-04-21  6:11   ` Balbir Singh
2017-04-21  7:21     ` Huang, Ying
2017-04-21 14:08     ` Johannes Weiner
2017-04-22  0:07       ` Huang, Ying
2017-04-19  7:06 ` [PATCH -mm -v9 2/3] mm, THP, swap: Check whether THP can be split firstly Huang, Ying
2017-04-19 16:13   ` Johannes Weiner
2017-04-20  0:50     ` Huang, Ying
2017-04-20 20:50       ` Johannes Weiner
2017-04-21  0:34         ` Huang, Ying
2017-04-19  7:06 ` [PATCH -mm -v9 3/3] mm, THP, swap: Enable THP swap optimization only if has compound map Huang, Ying
2017-04-19 16:00   ` Johannes Weiner
2017-04-20  0:51     ` Huang, Ying [this message]

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