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From: Uladzislau Rezki <urezki@gmail.com>
To: "Zhang, Qiang" <Qiang.Zhang@windriver.com>
Cc: Uladzislau Rezki <urezki@gmail.com>,
	"Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@kernel.org>,
	"rcu@vger.kernel.org" <rcu@vger.kernel.org>,
	"linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: 回复: 回复: [PATCH] rcu: Release per-cpu krcp page cache when CPU going offline
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2021 15:07:05 +0100
Message-ID: <20210126140705.GA1942@pc638.lan> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <BYAPR11MB2632BB67FCC17E3B32CEAEA3FFBE0@BYAPR11MB2632.namprd11.prod.outlook.com>

> ________________________________________
> 发件人: Uladzislau Rezki <urezki@gmail.com>
> 发送时间: 2021年1月22日 22:31
> 收件人: Zhang, Qiang
> 抄送: Uladzislau Rezki; Paul E. McKenney; rcu@vger.kernel.org; linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
> 主题: Re: 回复: [PATCH] rcu: Release per-cpu krcp page cache when CPU going offline
> 
> On Fri, Jan 22, 2021 at 01:44:36AM +0000, Zhang, Qiang wrote:
> >
> >
> > ________________________________________
> > 发件人: Uladzislau Rezki <urezki@gmail.com>
> > 发送时间: 2021年1月22日 4:26
> > 收件人: Zhang, Qiang
> > 抄送: Paul E. McKenney; rcu@vger.kernel.org; linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org; urezki@gmail.com
> > 主题: Re: [PATCH] rcu: Release per-cpu krcp page cache when CPU going offline
> > >Hello, Qiang,
> >
> > > On Thu, Jan 21, 2021 at 02:49:49PM +0800, qiang.zhang@windriver.com wrote:
> > > > From: Zqiang <qiang.zhang@windriver.com>
> > > >
> > > > If CPUs go offline, the corresponding krcp's page cache can
> > > > not be use util the CPU come back online, or maybe the CPU
> > > > will never go online again, this commit therefore free krcp's
> > > > page cache when CPUs go offline.
> > > >
> > > > Signed-off-by: Zqiang <qiang.zhang@windriver.com>
> > >
> > >Do you consider it as an issue? We have 5 pages per CPU, that is 20480 bytes.
> > >
> >
> > Hello Rezki
> >
> > In a multi CPUs system, more than one CPUs may be offline, there are more than 5 pages,  and these offline CPUs may never go online again  or  in the process of CPUs online, there are errors, which lead to the failure of online, these scenarios will lead to the per-cpu krc page cache will never be released.
> >
> >Thanks for your answer. I was thinking more about if you knew some >platforms
> >which suffer from such extra page usage when CPU goes offline. Any >issues
> >your platforms or devices run into because of that.
> >
> >So i understand that if CPU goes offline the 5 pages associated with it >are
> >unused until it goes online back.
> 
>  I agree with you, But I still want to talk about what I think
> 
>  My understanding is that when the CPU is offline,  the pages is not 
>  accessible,  beacuse we don't know when this CPU will 
>  go online again, so we best to return these page to the buddy system,
>  when the CPU goes online again, we can allocate page from the buddy 
>  system to fill krcp's page cache.  maybe you may think that this memory 
>  is small and don't need to. 
>  
BTW, we can release the caches via shrinker path instead, what is more makes
sense to me. We already have a callback, that frees pages when a page allocator
asks for it. I think in that case it would be fair to return it to the buddy
system. It happens under low memory condition or can be done manually to flush
system caches:

echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches

What do you think?

--
Vlad Rezki

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Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-01-21  6:49 qiang.zhang
2021-01-21 18:56 ` Paul E. McKenney
2021-01-21 20:26   ` Uladzislau Rezki
2021-01-22  1:44     ` 回复: " Zhang, Qiang
2021-01-22 14:31       ` Uladzislau Rezki
2021-01-24  2:21         ` 回复: " Zhang, Qiang
2021-01-24 17:42           ` Uladzislau Rezki
2021-01-26 14:07           ` Uladzislau Rezki [this message]
2021-01-27  9:00             ` 回复: " Zhang, Qiang
2021-01-27 12:47               ` Uladzislau Rezki

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