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From: Mike Kravetz <mike.kravetz@oracle.com>
To: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>, Oscar Salvador <osalvador@suse.de>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>,
	David Hildenbrand <david@redhat.com>,
	Muchun Song <songmuchun@bytedance.com>,
	linux-mm@kvack.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v7 3/7] mm,hugetlb: Clear HPageFreed outside of the lock
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 14:19:03 -0700
Message-ID: <b8f36340-df56-1180-2a14-7b20cc1a0cda@oracle.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <YHWbPjgPpsLoqGvL@dhcp22.suse.cz>

On 4/13/21 6:23 AM, Michal Hocko wrote:
> On Tue 13-04-21 12:47:43, Oscar Salvador wrote:
>> Currently, the clearing of the flag is done under the lock, but this
>> is unnecessary as we just allocated the page and we did not give it
>> away yet, so no one should be messing with it.
>>
>> Also, this helps making clear that here the lock is only protecting the
>> counter.
> 
> While moving the flag clearing is ok I am wondering why do we need that
> in the first place. I think it is just a leftover from 6c0371490140
> ("hugetlb: convert PageHugeFreed to HPageFreed flag"). Prior to that a tail
> page as been used to keep track of the state but now all happens in the
> head page and the flag uses page->private which is always initialized
> when allocated by the allocator (post_alloc_hook).

Yes, this was just left over from 6c0371490140.  And, as you mention
post_alloc_hook will clear page->private for all non-gigantic pages
allocated via buddy.

> Or do we need it for giga pages which are not allocated by the page
> allocator? If yes then moving it to prep_compound_gigantic_page would be
> better.

I am pretty sure dynamically allocated giga pages have page->Private
cleared as well.  It is not obvious, but the alloc_contig_range code
used to put together giga pages will end up calling isolate_freepages_range
that will call split_map_pages and then post_alloc_hook for each MAX_ORDER
block.  As mentioned, this is not obvious and I would hate to rely on this
behavior not changing.

> 
> So should we just drop it here?

The only place where page->private may not be initialized is when we do
allocations at boot time from memblock.  In this case, we will add the
pages to the free list via put_page/free_huge_page so the appropriate
flags will be cleared before anyone notices.

I'm wondering if we should just do a set_page_private(page, 0) here in
prep_new_huge_page since we now use that field for flags.  Or, is that
overkill?
-- 
Mike Kravetz

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Thread overview: 40+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-04-13 10:47 [PATCH v7 0/7] Make alloc_contig_range handle Hugetlb pages Oscar Salvador
2021-04-13 10:47 ` [PATCH v7 1/7] mm,page_alloc: Bail out earlier on -ENOMEM in alloc_contig_migrate_range Oscar Salvador
2021-04-13 17:00   ` Mike Kravetz
2021-04-13 10:47 ` [PATCH v7 2/7] mm,compaction: Let isolate_migratepages_{range,block} return error codes Oscar Salvador
2021-04-13 17:52   ` Mike Kravetz
2021-04-14 11:54   ` David Hildenbrand
2021-04-15  8:42     ` Oscar Salvador
2021-04-13 10:47 ` [PATCH v7 3/7] mm,hugetlb: Clear HPageFreed outside of the lock Oscar Salvador
2021-04-13 13:23   ` Michal Hocko
2021-04-13 21:19     ` Mike Kravetz [this message]
2021-04-14  6:04       ` Michal Hocko
2021-04-14  7:41         ` Oscar Salvador
2021-04-14  8:28           ` Michal Hocko
2021-04-14 10:01             ` Oscar Salvador
2021-04-14 10:03               ` Oscar Salvador
2021-04-14 10:32               ` Michal Hocko
2021-04-14 10:49                 ` Oscar Salvador
2021-04-14 11:09                   ` Michal Hocko
2021-04-14 12:02                     ` David Hildenbrand
2021-04-14 16:45                   ` Mike Kravetz
2021-04-13 10:47 ` [PATCH v7 4/7] mm,hugetlb: Split prep_new_huge_page functionality Oscar Salvador
2021-04-13 13:24   ` Michal Hocko
2021-04-13 13:26     ` Michal Hocko
2021-04-13 21:33   ` Mike Kravetz
2021-04-14  4:59     ` Oscar Salvador
2021-04-14 12:15       ` David Hildenbrand
2021-04-14 17:03       ` Mike Kravetz
2021-04-13 10:47 ` [PATCH v7 5/7] mm: Make alloc_contig_range handle free hugetlb pages Oscar Salvador
2021-04-13 13:40   ` Michal Hocko
2021-04-15  8:29     ` Oscar Salvador
2021-04-13 22:29   ` Mike Kravetz
2021-04-14  4:54     ` Oscar Salvador
2021-04-14 12:26   ` David Hildenbrand
2021-04-15  8:28     ` Oscar Salvador
2021-04-13 10:47 ` [PATCH v7 6/7] mm: Make alloc_contig_range handle in-use " Oscar Salvador
2021-04-13 22:48   ` Mike Kravetz
2021-04-14  4:52     ` Oscar Salvador
2021-04-14 17:07       ` Mike Kravetz
2021-04-13 10:47 ` [PATCH v7 7/7] mm,page_alloc: Drop unnecessary checks from pfn_range_valid_contig Oscar Salvador
2021-04-13 22:53   ` Mike Kravetz

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