[v3] mm,thp,shmem: limit shmem THP alloc gfp_mask
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Rik van Riel Oct. 23, 2020, 8:47 p.m. UTC
The allocation flags of anonymous transparent huge pages can be controlled
through the files in /sys/kernel/mm/transparent_hugepage/defrag, which can
help the system from getting bogged down in the page reclaim and compaction
code when many THPs are getting allocated simultaneously.

However, the gfp_mask for shmem THP allocations were not limited by those
configuration settings, and some workloads ended up with all CPUs stuck
on the LRU lock in the page reclaim code, trying to allocate dozens of
THPs simultaneously.

This patch applies the same configurated limitation of THPs to shmem
hugepage allocations, to prevent that from happening.

This way a THP defrag setting of "never" or "defer+madvise" will result
in quick allocation failures without direct reclaim when no 2MB free
pages are available.

With this patch applied, THP allocations for tmpfs will be a little
more aggressive than today for files mmapped with MADV_HUGEPAGE,
and a little less aggressive for files that are not mmapped or
mapped without that flag.

Signed-off-by: Rik van Riel <riel@surriel.com>
--- 
v3: fix NULL vma issue spotted by Hugh Dickins & tested
v2: move gfp calculation to shmem_getpage_gfp as suggested by Yu Xu

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Matthew Wilcox Oct. 23, 2020, 9:09 p.m. UTC | #1
On Fri, Oct 23, 2020 at 04:47:08PM -0400, Rik van Riel wrote:
> +++ b/include/linux/gfp.h
> @@ -614,6 +614,8 @@ bool gfp_pfmemalloc_allowed(gfp_t gfp_mask);
>  extern void pm_restrict_gfp_mask(void);
>  extern void pm_restore_gfp_mask(void);
>  
> +extern gfp_t alloc_hugepage_direct_gfpmask(struct vm_area_struct *vma);

Without the types, the name of this function makes me think it allocates
something.  Like alloc_hugepage_vma() does.  With the types, it's obvious
that it gets the gfpmask.  Can this patch rename it, perhaps to

gfp_t vma_thp_gfp_mask(struct vm_area_struct *vma);

(hugepage is also ambiguous because it might be for hugetlbfs and we use,
eg, mapping_gfp_mask, not mapping_gfpmask).

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diff --git a/include/linux/gfp.h b/include/linux/gfp.h
index c603237e006c..0a5b164a26d9 100644
--- a/include/linux/gfp.h
+++ b/include/linux/gfp.h
@@ -614,6 +614,8 @@  bool gfp_pfmemalloc_allowed(gfp_t gfp_mask);
 extern void pm_restrict_gfp_mask(void);
 extern void pm_restore_gfp_mask(void);
 
+extern gfp_t alloc_hugepage_direct_gfpmask(struct vm_area_struct *vma);
+
 #ifdef CONFIG_PM_SLEEP
 extern bool pm_suspended_storage(void);
 #else
diff --git a/mm/huge_memory.c b/mm/huge_memory.c
index 9474dbc150ed..6296bdff9693 100644
--- a/mm/huge_memory.c
+++ b/mm/huge_memory.c
@@ -649,9 +649,9 @@  static vm_fault_t __do_huge_pmd_anonymous_page(struct vm_fault *vmf,
  *	    available
  * never: never stall for any thp allocation
  */
-static inline gfp_t alloc_hugepage_direct_gfpmask(struct vm_area_struct *vma)
+gfp_t alloc_hugepage_direct_gfpmask(struct vm_area_struct *vma)
 {
-	const bool vma_madvised = !!(vma->vm_flags & VM_HUGEPAGE);
+	const bool vma_madvised = vma && (vma->vm_flags & VM_HUGEPAGE);
 
 	/* Always do synchronous compaction */
 	if (test_bit(TRANSPARENT_HUGEPAGE_DEFRAG_DIRECT_FLAG, &transparent_hugepage_flags))
diff --git a/mm/shmem.c b/mm/shmem.c
index 537c137698f8..9710b9df91e9 100644
--- a/mm/shmem.c
+++ b/mm/shmem.c
@@ -1545,8 +1545,8 @@  static struct page *shmem_alloc_hugepage(gfp_t gfp,
 		return NULL;
 
 	shmem_pseudo_vma_init(&pvma, info, hindex);
-	page = alloc_pages_vma(gfp | __GFP_COMP | __GFP_NORETRY | __GFP_NOWARN,
-			HPAGE_PMD_ORDER, &pvma, 0, numa_node_id(), true);
+	page = alloc_pages_vma(gfp, HPAGE_PMD_ORDER, &pvma, 0, numa_node_id(),
+			       true);
 	shmem_pseudo_vma_destroy(&pvma);
 	if (page)
 		prep_transhuge_page(page);
@@ -1802,6 +1802,7 @@  static int shmem_getpage_gfp(struct inode *inode, pgoff_t index,
 	struct page *page;
 	enum sgp_type sgp_huge = sgp;
 	pgoff_t hindex = index;
+	gfp_t huge_gfp;
 	int error;
 	int once = 0;
 	int alloced = 0;
@@ -1887,7 +1888,8 @@  static int shmem_getpage_gfp(struct inode *inode, pgoff_t index,
 	}
 
 alloc_huge:
-	page = shmem_alloc_and_acct_page(gfp, inode, index, true);
+	huge_gfp = alloc_hugepage_direct_gfpmask(vma);
+	page = shmem_alloc_and_acct_page(huge_gfp, inode, index, true);
 	if (IS_ERR(page)) {
 alloc_nohuge:
 		page = shmem_alloc_and_acct_page(gfp, inode,