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From: Alexander Duyck <alexander.h.duyck@linux.intel.com>
To: Alexander Duyck <alexander.duyck@gmail.com>,
	kvm@vger.kernel.org, mst@redhat.com,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, willy@infradead.org,
	mhocko@kernel.org, linux-mm@kvack.org, akpm@linux-foundation.org,
	mgorman@techsingularity.net, vbabka@suse.cz
Cc: yang.zhang.wz@gmail.com, nitesh@redhat.com,
	konrad.wilk@oracle.com, david@redhat.com, pagupta@redhat.com,
	riel@surriel.com, lcapitulino@redhat.com, dave.hansen@intel.com,
	wei.w.wang@intel.com, aarcange@redhat.com, pbonzini@redhat.com,
	dan.j.williams@intel.com, osalvador@suse.de
Subject: Re: [PATCH v15 0/7] mm / virtio: Provide support for free page reporting
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2019 15:47:18 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <d85d5ca1ae621ad3f4c80d0dcd146a50bd7409fd.camel@linux.intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20191205161928.19548.41654.stgit@localhost.localdomain>

On Thu, 2019-12-05 at 08:22 -0800, Alexander Duyck wrote:
> This series provides an asynchronous means of reporting free guest pages
> to a hypervisor so that the memory associated with those pages can be
> dropped and reused by other processes and/or guests on the host. Using
> this it is possible to avoid unnecessary I/O to disk and greatly improve
> performance in the case of memory overcommit on the host.

<snip>

> Changes from v14:
> https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20191119214454.24996.66289.stgit@localhost.localdomain/
> Renamed "unused page reporting" to "free page reporting"
>   Updated code, kconfig, and patch descriptions
> Split out patch for __free_isolated_page
>   Renamed function to __putback_isolated_page
> Rewrote core reporting functionality
>   Added logic to reschedule worker in 2 seconds instead of run to completion
>   Removed reported_pages statistics
>   Removed REPORTING_REQUESTED bit used in zone flags
>   Replaced page_reporting_dev_info refcount with state variable
>   Removed scatterlist from page_reporting_dev_info
>   Removed capacity from page reporting device
>   Added dynamic scatterlist allocation/free at start/end of reporting process
>   Updated __free_one_page so that reported pages are not always added to tail
>   Added logic to handle error from report function
> Updated virtio-balloon patch that adds support for page reporting
>   Updated patch description to try and highlight differences in approaches
>   Updated logic to reflect that we cannot limit the scatterlist from device
>   Added logic to return error from report function
> Moved documentation patch to end of patch set

It has been about a week since I posted v15 and haven't heard anything.
Consider this a gentle ping.

I'm looking for input on patches 3 and 4 in this set as I updated them to
address most of the concerns Mel had. Just wondering if the set needs
additional work or if we are good with this as a starting point for this
feature?

Thanks.

- Alex


  parent reply	other threads:[~2019-12-12 23:47 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 39+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-12-05 16:22 Alexander Duyck
2019-12-05 16:22 ` [PATCH v15 1/7] mm: Adjust shuffle code to allow for future coalescing Alexander Duyck
2019-12-05 16:22 ` [PATCH v15 2/7] mm: Use zone and order instead of free area in free_list manipulators Alexander Duyck
2019-12-05 16:22 ` [PATCH v15 3/7] mm: Add function __putback_isolated_page Alexander Duyck
2019-12-16 11:36   ` David Hildenbrand
2019-12-16 16:22     ` Alexander Duyck
2019-12-17 10:58       ` David Hildenbrand
2019-12-17 16:26         ` Alexander Duyck
2019-12-17 17:24           ` David Hildenbrand
2019-12-17 18:24             ` Alexander Duyck
2019-12-17 18:46               ` David Hildenbrand
2019-12-17 21:50                 ` Alexander Duyck
2019-12-05 16:22 ` [PATCH v15 4/7] mm: Introduce Reported pages Alexander Duyck
2019-12-16 10:17   ` Nitesh Narayan Lal
2019-12-16 16:28     ` Alexander Duyck
2019-12-17  8:55       ` Nitesh Narayan Lal
2019-12-17 16:31         ` Alexander Duyck
2019-12-18  7:31           ` Mel Gorman
2019-12-16 11:44   ` Nitesh Narayan Lal
2019-12-16 16:10     ` Alexander Duyck
2019-12-05 16:22 ` [PATCH v15 5/7] virtio-balloon: Pull page poisoning config out of free page hinting Alexander Duyck
2019-12-13  7:03   ` Michael S. Tsirkin
2019-12-05 16:22 ` [PATCH v15 6/7] virtio-balloon: Add support for providing free page reports to host Alexander Duyck
2019-12-13  7:08   ` Michael S. Tsirkin
2019-12-13 16:35     ` Alexander Duyck
2019-12-15  9:29       ` Michael S. Tsirkin
2019-12-13 10:15   ` David Hildenbrand
2019-12-13 16:37     ` Alexander Duyck
2019-12-05 16:23 ` [PATCH v15 7/7] mm: Add free page reporting documentation Alexander Duyck
2019-12-05 16:24 ` [PATCH v15 QEMU 1/3] virtio-ballon: Implement support for page poison tracking feature Alexander Duyck
2019-12-05 16:24 ` [PATCH v15 QEMU 2/3] virtio-balloon: Add bit to notify guest of unused page reporting Alexander Duyck
2019-12-05 16:24 ` [PATCH v15 QEMU 3/3] virtio-balloon: Provide a interface for " Alexander Duyck
2019-12-05 16:26 ` [PATCH v15 QEMU 4/3 RFC] memory: Add support for MADV_FREE as mechanism to lazy discard pages Alexander Duyck
2019-12-12 23:47 ` Alexander Duyck [this message]
2019-12-13 10:00 ` [PATCH v15 0/7] mm / virtio: Provide support for free page reporting David Hildenbrand
2019-12-13 11:08   ` Mel Gorman
2019-12-13 16:59     ` Alexander Duyck
2019-12-13 16:46   ` Alexander Duyck
2019-12-16 12:21     ` David Hildenbrand

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