[v5,4/4] mm: Remove managed_page_count spinlock
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Message ID 1542090790-21750-5-git-send-email-arunks@codeaurora.org
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Commit 4682a46b2d5fbc0a23f68ddf68e23c6f4262f3de
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  • mm: convert totalram_pages, totalhigh_pages and managed pages to atomic
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Arun KS Nov. 13, 2018, 6:33 a.m. UTC
Now that totalram_pages and managed_pages are atomic varibles, no need
of managed_page_count spinlock. The lock had really a weak consistency
guarantee. It hasn't been used for anything but the update but no reader
actually cares about all the values being updated to be in sync.

Signed-off-by: Arun KS <arunks@codeaurora.org>
Reviewed-by: Konstantin Khlebnikov <khlebnikov@yandex-team.ru>
Acked-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
Acked-by: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>
---
 include/linux/mmzone.h | 6 ------
 mm/page_alloc.c        | 5 -----
 2 files changed, 11 deletions(-)

Comments

Pavel Tatashin Nov. 14, 2018, 7:23 p.m. UTC | #1
On 18-11-13 12:03:10, Arun KS wrote:
> Now that totalram_pages and managed_pages are atomic varibles, no need
> of managed_page_count spinlock. The lock had really a weak consistency
> guarantee. It hasn't been used for anything but the update but no reader
> actually cares about all the values being updated to be in sync.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Arun KS <arunks@codeaurora.org>
> Reviewed-by: Konstantin Khlebnikov <khlebnikov@yandex-team.ru>
> Acked-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
> Acked-by: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>

Reviewed-by: Pavel Tatashin <pasha.tatashin@soleen.com>

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diff --git a/include/linux/mmzone.h b/include/linux/mmzone.h
index e73dc31..c71b4d9 100644
--- a/include/linux/mmzone.h
+++ b/include/linux/mmzone.h
@@ -428,12 +428,6 @@  struct zone {
 	 * Write access to present_pages at runtime should be protected by
 	 * mem_hotplug_begin/end(). Any reader who can't tolerant drift of
 	 * present_pages should get_online_mems() to get a stable value.
-	 *
-	 * Read access to managed_pages should be safe because it's unsigned
-	 * long. Write access to zone->managed_pages and totalram_pages are
-	 * protected by managed_page_count_lock at runtime. Idealy only
-	 * adjust_managed_page_count() should be used instead of directly
-	 * touching zone->managed_pages and totalram_pages.
 	 */
 	atomic_long_t		managed_pages;
 	unsigned long		spanned_pages;
diff --git a/mm/page_alloc.c b/mm/page_alloc.c
index f8b64cc..26c5e14 100644
--- a/mm/page_alloc.c
+++ b/mm/page_alloc.c
@@ -122,9 +122,6 @@ 
 };
 EXPORT_SYMBOL(node_states);
 
-/* Protect totalram_pages and zone->managed_pages */
-static DEFINE_SPINLOCK(managed_page_count_lock);
-
 atomic_long_t _totalram_pages __read_mostly;
 EXPORT_SYMBOL(_totalram_pages);
 unsigned long totalreserve_pages __read_mostly;
@@ -7065,14 +7062,12 @@  static int __init cmdline_parse_movablecore(char *p)
 
 void adjust_managed_page_count(struct page *page, long count)
 {
-	spin_lock(&managed_page_count_lock);
 	atomic_long_add(count, &page_zone(page)->managed_pages);
 	totalram_pages_add(count);
 #ifdef CONFIG_HIGHMEM
 	if (PageHighMem(page))
 		totalhigh_pages_add(count);
 #endif
-	spin_unlock(&managed_page_count_lock);
 }
 EXPORT_SYMBOL(adjust_managed_page_count);