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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>,
	Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 04/27] mm, vmscan: Begin reclaiming pages on a per-node basis
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 18:00:12 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <efa724ae-63fb-c09f-13a3-ca9a09849ae2@suse.cz> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <6eecdf50-7880-2bfe-5519-004a4beeece6@suse.cz>

On 06/22/2016 04:04 PM, Vlastimil Babka wrote:
> On 06/21/2016 04:15 PM, Mel Gorman wrote:
>> This patch makes reclaim decisions on a per-node basis. A reclaimer knows
>> what zone is required by the allocation request and skips pages from
>> higher zones. In many cases this will be ok because it's a GFP_HIGHMEM
>> request of some description. On 64-bit, ZONE_DMA32 requests will cause
>> some problems but 32-bit devices on 64-bit platforms are increasingly
>> rare. Historically it would have been a major problem on 32-bit with big
>> Highmem:Lowmem ratios but such configurations are also now rare and even
>> where they exist, they are not encouraged. If it really becomes a problem,
>> it'll manifest as very low reclaim efficiencies.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>
>
> [...]
>
>> @@ -2540,14 +2559,14 @@ static inline bool compaction_ready(struct zone *zone, int order, int classzone_
>>   * If a zone is deemed to be full of pinned pages then just give it a light
>>   * scan then give up on it.
>>   */
>> -static void shrink_zones(struct zonelist *zonelist, struct scan_control *sc)
>> +static void shrink_zones(struct zonelist *zonelist, struct scan_control *sc,
>> +		enum zone_type classzone_idx)
>>  {
>>  	struct zoneref *z;
>>  	struct zone *zone;
>>  	unsigned long nr_soft_reclaimed;
>>  	unsigned long nr_soft_scanned;
>>  	gfp_t orig_mask;
>> -	enum zone_type requested_highidx = gfp_zone(sc->gfp_mask);
>>
>>  	/*
>>  	 * If the number of buffer_heads in the machine exceeds the maximum
>> @@ -2560,15 +2579,20 @@ static void shrink_zones(struct zonelist *zonelist, struct scan_control *sc)
>>
>>  	for_each_zone_zonelist_nodemask(zone, z, zonelist,
>>  					gfp_zone(sc->gfp_mask), sc->nodemask) {
>
> Using sc->reclaim_idx could be faster/nicer here than gfp_zone()?
> Although after "mm, vmscan: Update classzone_idx if buffer_heads_over_limit"
> there would need to be a variable for the highmem adjusted value - maybe reuse
> "requested_highidx"? Not important though.
>
>> -		enum zone_type classzone_idx;
>> -
>>  		if (!populated_zone(zone))
>>  			continue;
>>
>> -		classzone_idx = requested_highidx;
>> +		/*
>> +		 * Note that reclaim_idx does not change as it is the highest
>> +		 * zone reclaimed from which for empty zones is a no-op but
>> +		 * classzone_idx is used by shrink_node to test if the slabs
>> +		 * should be shrunk on a given node.
>> +		 */
>>  		while (!populated_zone(zone->zone_pgdat->node_zones +
>> -							classzone_idx))
>> +							classzone_idx)) {
>>  			classzone_idx--;
>> +			continue;

Oh and Michal's comment on Patch 20 made me realize that my objection to v6 
about possible underflow of sc->reclaim_idx and classzone_idx seems to still 
apply here for classzone_idx? Updated example: Normal zone allocation. A small 
node 0 without Normal zone will get us classzone_idx == dma32. Node 1 next in 
zonelist won't have dma/dma32 zones so we won't see node_zones + classzone_idx 
populated, and the while loop will lead to underflow of classzone_idx.
I may be missing something, but I don't really see another way around it than 
resetting classzone_idx to sc->reclaim_idx before the while loop.

  reply	other threads:[~2016-06-22 16:00 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 66+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
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 01/27] mm, vmstat: Add infrastructure for per-node vmstats Mel Gorman
2016-06-21 14:15 ` [PATCH 02/27] mm, vmscan: Move lru_lock to the node Mel Gorman
2016-06-21 14:15 ` [PATCH 03/27] mm, vmscan: Move LRU lists to node Mel Gorman
2016-06-22 12:50   ` Vlastimil Babka
2016-06-21 14:15 ` [PATCH 04/27] mm, vmscan: Begin reclaiming pages on a per-node basis Mel Gorman
2016-06-22 14:04   ` Vlastimil Babka
2016-06-22 16:00     ` Vlastimil Babka [this message]
2016-06-23 11:07       ` Mel Gorman
2016-06-23 11:13         ` Michal Hocko
2016-06-23 10:58     ` Mel Gorman
2016-06-21 14:15 ` [PATCH 05/27] mm, vmscan: Have kswapd only scan based on the highest requested zone Mel Gorman
2016-06-21 14:15 ` [PATCH 06/27] mm, vmscan: Make kswapd reclaim in terms of nodes Mel Gorman
2016-06-21 14:15 ` [PATCH 07/27] mm, vmscan: Remove balance gap Mel Gorman
2016-06-21 14:15 ` [PATCH 08/27] mm, vmscan: Simplify the logic deciding whether kswapd sleeps Mel Gorman
2016-06-22 15:30   ` Vlastimil Babka
2016-06-21 14:15 ` [PATCH 09/27] mm, vmscan: By default have direct reclaim only shrink once per node Mel Gorman
2016-06-21 14:15 ` [PATCH 10/27] mm, vmscan: Remove duplicate logic clearing node congestion and dirty state 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
2016-06-21 14:15 ` [PATCH 12/27] mm, vmscan: Make shrink_node decisions more node-centric Mel Gorman
2016-06-22 13:20   ` Michal Hocko
2016-06-22 15:42   ` Vlastimil Babka
2016-06-21 14:15 ` [PATCH 13/27] mm, memcg: Move memcg limit enforcement from zones to nodes Mel Gorman
2016-06-22 13:15   ` Michal Hocko
2016-06-21 14:15 ` [PATCH 14/27] mm, workingset: Make working set detection node-aware Mel Gorman
2016-06-21 14:15 ` [PATCH 15/27] mm, page_alloc: Consider dirtyable memory in terms of nodes Mel Gorman
2016-06-22 14:15   ` Michal Hocko
2016-06-22 14:27     ` Michal Hocko
2016-06-23 12:53       ` Mel Gorman
2016-06-23 13:13         ` Michal Hocko
2016-06-21 14:15 ` [PATCH 16/27] mm: Move page mapped accounting to the node Mel Gorman
2016-06-21 22:32   ` Andrew Morton
2016-06-23  8:35     ` Mel Gorman
2016-06-22 14:35   ` Michal Hocko
2016-06-21 14:15 ` [PATCH 17/27] mm: Rename NR_ANON_PAGES to NR_ANON_MAPPED Mel Gorman
2016-06-22 14:28   ` Michal Hocko
2016-06-21 14:15 ` [PATCH 18/27] mm: Move most file-based accounting to the node Mel Gorman
2016-06-22 14:38   ` Michal Hocko
2016-06-21 14:15 ` [PATCH 19/27] mm: Move vmscan writes and file write " Mel Gorman
2016-06-22 14:40   ` Michal Hocko
2016-06-23 13:57     ` Mel Gorman
2016-06-23 14:06       ` Vlastimil Babka
2016-06-23 16:03         ` Mel Gorman
2016-06-21 14:15 ` [PATCH 20/27] mm, vmscan: Update classzone_idx if buffer_heads_over_limit Mel Gorman
2016-06-22 14:49   ` Michal Hocko
2016-06-21 14:16 ` [PATCH 21/27] mm, vmscan: Only wakeup kswapd once per node for the requested classzone Mel Gorman
2016-06-22 16:08   ` Vlastimil Babka
2016-06-21 14:16 ` [PATCH 22/27] mm: Convert zone_reclaim to node_reclaim Mel Gorman
2016-06-21 14:16 ` [PATCH 23/27] mm, vmscan: Add classzone information to tracepoints Mel Gorman
2016-06-21 14:16 ` [PATCH 24/27] mm, page_alloc: Remove fair zone allocation policy Mel Gorman
2016-06-21 14:16 ` [PATCH 25/27] mm: page_alloc: Cache the last node whose dirty limit is reached Mel Gorman
2016-06-21 14:16 ` [PATCH 26/27] mm: vmstat: Replace __count_zone_vm_events with a zone id equivalent Mel Gorman
2016-06-21 14:16 ` [PATCH 27/27] mm: vmstat: Account per-zone stalls and pages skipped during reclaim Mel Gorman
2016-06-23 10:26 ` [PATCH 00/27] Move LRU page reclaim from zones to nodes v7 Mel Gorman
2016-06-23 11:27   ` Michal Hocko
2016-06-23 12:33     ` Mel Gorman
2016-06-23 12:44       ` Michal Hocko
2016-06-23 21:45   ` Andrew Morton
2016-06-24  6:35 ` Balbir Singh
2016-06-24  7:50   ` Mel Gorman
2016-06-27 12:48     ` Balbir Singh
     [not found] <02ed01d1c47a$49fbfbc0$ddf3f340$@alibaba-inc.com>
2016-06-12  7:33 ` [PATCH 04/27] mm, vmscan: Begin reclaiming pages on a per-node basis Hillf Danton
2016-06-14 14:47   ` Mel Gorman
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
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 04/27] mm, vmscan: Begin reclaiming pages on a per-node basis Mel Gorman
2016-06-15 12:52   ` Vlastimil Babka
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 04/27] mm, vmscan: Begin reclaiming pages on a per-node basis Mel Gorman

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