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From: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>
To: Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Linux-MM <linux-mm@kvack.org>
Cc: Rik van Riel <riel@surriel.com>,
	Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 11/27] mm: vmscan: Do not reclaim from kswapd if there is any eligible zone
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:08:58 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <a2be0855-c923-7338-ee37-941a6770f221@suse.cz> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1465495483-11855-12-git-send-email-mgorman@techsingularity.net>

On 06/09/2016 08:04 PM, Mel Gorman wrote:
> kswapd scans from highest to lowest for a zone that requires balancing.
> This was necessary when reclaim was per-zone to fairly age pages on
> lower zones. Now that we are reclaiming on a per-node basis, any eligible
> zone can be used and pages will still be aged fairly. This patch avoids
> reclaiming excessively unless buffer_heads are over the limit and it's
> necessary to reclaim from a higher zone than requested by the waker of
> kswapd to relieve low memory pressure.

Looks like the code was even wrong before... if classzone_idx wasn't 
already set to the highmem zone in the first place, it wouldn't look at it.

> Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>

After fixing the bug below,

Acked-by: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>

> ---
>  mm/vmscan.c | 32 +++++++++++++++++++-------------
>  1 file changed, 19 insertions(+), 13 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/mm/vmscan.c b/mm/vmscan.c
> index e4f3e068b7a0..6663fc75c3bc 100644
> --- a/mm/vmscan.c
> +++ b/mm/vmscan.c
> @@ -3102,24 +3102,30 @@ static int balance_pgdat(pg_data_t *pgdat, int order, int classzone_idx)
>
>  		sc.nr_reclaimed = 0;
>
> -		/* Scan from the highest requested zone to dma */
> +		/*
> +		 * If the number of buffer_heads in the machine exceeds the
> +		 * maximum allowed level and this node has a highmem zone,
> +		 * force kswapd to reclaim from it to relieve lowmem pressure.
> +		 */
> +		if (buffer_heads_over_limit) {
> +			for (i = MAX_NR_ZONES - 1; i >= 0; i++) {

                                                            i--

> +				zone = pgdat->node_zones + i;
> +				if (!populated_zone(zone))
> +					continue;
> +
> +				if (is_highmem_idx(i))
> +					classzone_idx = i;
> +				break;
> +			}
> +		}
> +
> +		/* Only reclaim if there are no eligible zones */
>  		for (i = classzone_idx; i >= 0; i--) {
>  			zone = pgdat->node_zones + i;
>  			if (!populated_zone(zone))
>  				continue;
>
> -			/*
> -			 * If the number of buffer_heads in the machine
> -			 * exceeds the maximum allowed level and this node
> -			 * has a highmem zone, force kswapd to reclaim from
> -			 * it to relieve lowmem pressure.
> -			 */
> -			if (buffer_heads_over_limit && is_highmem_idx(i)) {
> -				classzone_idx = i;
> -				break;
> -			}
> -
> -			if (!zone_balanced(zone, order, 0)) {
> +			if (!zone_balanced(zone, sc.order, classzone_idx)) {
>  				classzone_idx = i;
>  				break;
>  			}
>

  reply	other threads:[~2016-06-16 10:09 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 73+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2016-06-09 18:04 [PATCH 00/27] Move LRU page reclaim from zones to nodes v6 Mel Gorman
2016-06-09 18:04 ` [PATCH 01/27] mm, vmstat: Add infrastructure for per-node vmstats Mel Gorman
2016-06-10 13:31   ` Vlastimil Babka
2016-06-10 13:47     ` Mel Gorman
2016-06-13 17:26   ` Christoph Lameter
2016-06-14 14:25     ` Mel Gorman
2016-06-09 18:04 ` [PATCH 02/27] mm, vmscan: Move lru_lock to the node Mel Gorman
2016-06-10 16:39   ` Vlastimil Babka
2016-06-10 17:48     ` Peter Zijlstra
2016-06-14 14:41     ` Mel Gorman
2016-06-09 18:04 ` [PATCH 03/27] mm, vmscan: Move LRU lists to node Mel Gorman
2016-06-10 18:00   ` Vlastimil Babka
2016-06-09 18:04 ` [PATCH 04/27] mm, vmscan: Begin reclaiming pages on a per-node basis Mel Gorman
2016-06-15 12:52   ` Vlastimil Babka
2016-06-09 18:04 ` [PATCH 05/27] mm, vmscan: Have kswapd only scan based on the highest requested zone Mel Gorman
2016-06-15 13:13   ` Vlastimil Babka
2016-06-16  7:44     ` Mel Gorman
2016-06-09 18:04 ` [PATCH 06/27] mm, vmscan: Make kswapd reclaim in terms of nodes Mel Gorman
2016-06-15 14:23   ` Vlastimil Babka
2016-06-09 18:04 ` [PATCH 07/27] mm, vmscan: Remove balance gap Mel Gorman
2016-06-15 14:28   ` Vlastimil Babka
2016-06-09 18:04 ` [PATCH 08/27] mm, vmscan: Simplify the logic deciding whether kswapd sleeps Mel Gorman
2016-06-15 15:18   ` Vlastimil Babka
2016-06-16  8:30     ` Mel Gorman
2016-06-16  9:16       ` Mel Gorman
2016-06-09 18:04 ` [PATCH 09/27] mm, vmscan: By default have direct reclaim only shrink once per node Mel Gorman
2016-06-16  8:59   ` Vlastimil Babka
2016-06-09 18:04 ` [PATCH 10/27] mm, vmscan: Clear congestion, dirty and need for compaction on a per-node basis Mel Gorman
2016-06-16  9:29   ` Vlastimil Babka
2016-06-16 10:29     ` Mel Gorman
2016-06-09 18:04 ` [PATCH 11/27] mm: vmscan: Do not reclaim from kswapd if there is any eligible zone Mel Gorman
2016-06-16 10:08   ` Vlastimil Babka [this message]
2016-06-09 18:04 ` [PATCH 12/27] mm, vmscan: Make shrink_node decisions more node-centric Mel Gorman
2016-06-16 13:35   ` Vlastimil Babka
2016-06-16 14:47     ` Mel Gorman
2016-06-09 18:04 ` [PATCH 13/27] mm, memcg: Move memcg limit enforcement from zones to nodes Mel Gorman
2016-06-16 15:06   ` Vlastimil Babka
2016-06-16 15:53     ` Mel Gorman
2016-06-09 18:04 ` [PATCH 14/27] mm, workingset: Make working set detection node-aware Mel Gorman
2016-06-16 15:13   ` Vlastimil Babka
2016-06-16 15:56     ` Mel Gorman
2016-06-09 18:04 ` [PATCH 15/27] mm, page_alloc: Consider dirtyable memory in terms of nodes Mel Gorman
2016-06-16 15:45   ` Vlastimil Babka
2016-06-09 18:04 ` [PATCH 16/27] mm: Move page mapped accounting to the node Mel Gorman
2016-06-16 15:52   ` Vlastimil Babka
2016-06-16 16:04     ` Mel Gorman
2016-06-09 18:04 ` [PATCH 17/27] mm: Rename NR_ANON_PAGES to NR_ANON_MAPPED Mel Gorman
2016-06-17  8:28   ` Vlastimil Babka
2016-06-09 18:04 ` [PATCH 18/27] mm: Move most file-based accounting to the node Mel Gorman
2016-06-17  8:35   ` Vlastimil Babka
2016-06-09 18:04 ` [PATCH 19/27] mm: Move vmscan writes and file write " Mel Gorman
2016-06-17  8:51   ` Vlastimil Babka
2016-06-09 18:04 ` [PATCH 20/27] mm, vmscan: Update classzone_idx if buffer_heads_over_limit Mel Gorman
2016-06-17  8:53   ` Vlastimil Babka
2016-06-09 18:04 ` [PATCH 21/27] mm, vmscan: Only wakeup kswapd once per node for the requested classzone Mel Gorman
2016-06-17 10:46   ` Vlastimil Babka
2016-06-17 12:03     ` Mel Gorman
2016-06-09 18:04 ` [PATCH 22/27] mm: Convert zone_reclaim to node_reclaim Mel Gorman
2016-06-17 10:55   ` Vlastimil Babka
2016-06-09 18:04 ` [PATCH 23/27] mm, vmscan: Add classzone information to tracepoints Mel Gorman
2016-06-17 10:57   ` Vlastimil Babka
2016-06-09 18:04 ` [PATCH 24/27] mm, page_alloc: Remove fair zone allocation policy Mel Gorman
2016-06-17 11:27   ` Vlastimil Babka
2016-06-17 12:07     ` Mel Gorman
2016-06-09 18:04 ` [PATCH 25/27] mm: page_alloc: Cache the last node whose dirty limit is reached Mel Gorman
2016-06-17 11:31   ` Vlastimil Babka
2016-06-09 18:04 ` [PATCH 26/27] mm: vmstat: Replace __count_zone_vm_events with a zone id equivalent Mel Gorman
2016-06-17 11:36   ` Vlastimil Babka
2016-06-09 18:04 ` [PATCH 27/27] mm: vmstat: Account per-zone stalls and pages skipped during reclaim Mel Gorman
2016-06-17 12:39   ` Vlastimil Babka
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2016-06-21 14:15 [PATCH 00/27] Move LRU page reclaim from zones to nodes v7 Mel Gorman
2016-06-21 14:15 ` [PATCH 11/27] mm: vmscan: Do not reclaim from kswapd if there is any eligible zone Mel Gorman
2016-04-15  9:13 [PATCH 00/27] Move LRU page reclaim from zones to nodes v5 Mel Gorman
2016-04-15  9:13 ` [PATCH 11/27] mm: vmscan: Do not reclaim from kswapd if there is any eligible zone Mel Gorman
2016-04-06 11:19 [RFC PATCH 00/27] Move LRU page reclaim from zones to nodes v3 Mel Gorman
2016-04-06 11:20 ` [PATCH 11/27] mm: vmscan: Do not reclaim from kswapd if there is any eligible zone Mel Gorman

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