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From: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>
To: Joonsoo Kim <js1304@gmail.com>
Cc: Pekka Enberg <penberg@kernel.org>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-mm@kvack.org,
	David Miller <davem@davemloft.net>, Neil Brown <neilb@suse.de>,
	Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>,
	Mike Christie <michaelc@cs.wisc.edu>,
	Eric B Munson <emunson@mgebm.net>,
	Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@gmail.com>,
	Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <sebastian@breakpoint.cc>,
	Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>,
	Christoph Lameter <cl@linux-foundation.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] slub: consider pfmemalloc_match() in get_partial_node()
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2012 15:28:08 -0700 (PDT)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.2.00.1208301527510.14189@chino.kir.corp.google.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1345831202-4225-1-git-send-email-js1304@gmail.com>

On Sat, 25 Aug 2012, Joonsoo Kim wrote:

> There is no consideration for pfmemalloc_match() in get_partial(). If we don't
> consider that, we can't restrict access to PFMEMALLOC page mostly.
> 
> We may encounter following scenario.
> 
> Assume there is a request from normal allocation
> and there is no objects in per cpu cache and no node partial slab.
> 
> In this case, slab_alloc go into slow-path and
> new_slab_objects() is invoked. It may return PFMEMALLOC page.
> Current user is not allowed to access PFMEMALLOC page,
> deactivate_slab() is called (commit 5091b74a95d447e34530e713a8971450a45498b3),
> then return object from PFMEMALLOC page.
> 
> Next time, when we meet another request from normal allocation,
> slab_alloc() go into slow-path and re-go new_slab_objects().
> In new_slab_objects(), we invoke get_partial() and we get a partial slab
> which we have been deactivated just before, that is, PFMEMALLOC page.
> We extract one object from it and re-deactivate.
> 
> "deactivate -> re-get in get_partial -> re-deactivate" occures repeatedly.
> 
> As a result, we can't restrict access to PFMEMALLOC page and
> moreover, it introduce much performance degration to normal allocation
> because of deactivation frequently.
> 
> Now, we need to consider pfmemalloc_match() in get_partial_node()
> It prevent "deactivate -> re-get in get_partial".
> Instead, new_slab() is called. It may return !PFMEMALLOC page,
> so above situation will be suspended sometime.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Joonsoo Kim <js1304@gmail.com>
> Cc: David Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
> Cc: Neil Brown <neilb@suse.de>
> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
> Cc: Mike Christie <michaelc@cs.wisc.edu>
> Cc: Eric B Munson <emunson@mgebm.net>
> Cc: Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@gmail.com>
> Cc: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <sebastian@breakpoint.cc>
> Cc: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>
> Cc: Christoph Lameter <cl@linux-foundation.org>
> Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>

Acked-by: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>

      reply	other threads:[~2012-08-30 22:28 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 2+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2012-08-24 18:00 Joonsoo Kim
2012-08-30 22:28 ` David Rientjes [this message]

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