1. 11 Jan, 2017 1 commit
  2. 25 Dec, 2016 2 commits
    • Nicholas Piggin's avatar
      mm: add PageWaiters indicating tasks are waiting for a page bit · 62906027
      Nicholas Piggin authored
      Add a new page flag, PageWaiters, to indicate the page waitqueue has
      tasks waiting. This can be tested rather than testing waitqueue_active
      which requires another cacheline load.
      This bit is always set when the page has tasks on page_waitqueue(page),
      and is set and cleared under the waitqueue lock. It may be set when
      there are no tasks on the waitqueue, which will cause a harmless extra
      wakeup check that will clears the bit.
      The generic bit-waitqueue infrastructure is no longer used for pages.
      Instead, waitqueues are used directly with a custom key type. The
      generic code was not flexible enough to have PageWaiters manipulation
      under the waitqueue lock (which simplifies concurrency).
      This improves the performance of page lock intensive microbenchmarks by
      Putting two bits in the same word opens the opportunity to remove the
      memory barrier between clearing the lock bit and testing the waiters
      bit, after some work on the arch primitives (e.g., ensuring memory
      operand widths match and cover both bits).
      Signed-off-by: default avatarNicholas Piggin <npiggin@gmail.com>
      Cc: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@linux.intel.com>
      Cc: Bob Peterson <rpeterso@redhat.com>
      Cc: Steven Whitehouse <swhiteho@redhat.com>
      Cc: Andrew Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>
      Cc: Andreas Gruenbacher <agruenba@redhat.com>
      Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
      Cc: Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
    • Nicholas Piggin's avatar
      mm: Use owner_priv bit for PageSwapCache, valid when PageSwapBacked · 6326fec1
      Nicholas Piggin authored
      A page is not added to the swap cache without being swap backed,
      so PageSwapBacked mappings can use PG_owner_priv_1 for PageSwapCache.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarNicholas Piggin <npiggin@gmail.com>
      Acked-by: default avatarHugh Dickins <hughd@google.com>
      Cc: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@linux.intel.com>
      Cc: Bob Peterson <rpeterso@redhat.com>
      Cc: Steven Whitehouse <swhiteho@redhat.com>
      Cc: Andrew Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>
      Cc: Andreas Gruenbacher <agruenba@redhat.com>
      Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
      Cc: Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
  3. 28 Jul, 2016 1 commit
    • Vlastimil Babka's avatar
      mm, thp: remove __GFP_NORETRY from khugepaged and madvised allocations · 25160354
      Vlastimil Babka authored
      After the previous patch, we can distinguish costly allocations that
      should be really lightweight, such as THP page faults, with
      __GFP_NORETRY.  This means we don't need to recognize khugepaged
      allocations via PF_KTHREAD anymore.  We can also change THP page faults
      in areas where madvise(MADV_HUGEPAGE) was used to try as hard as
      khugepaged, as the process has indicated that it benefits from THP's and
      is willing to pay some initial latency costs.
      We can also make the flags handling less cryptic by distinguishing
      GFP_TRANSHUGE_LIGHT (no reclaim at all, default mode in page fault) from
      GFP_TRANSHUGE (only direct reclaim, khugepaged default).  Adding
      __GFP_NORETRY or __GFP_KSWAPD_RECLAIM is done where needed.
      The patch effectively changes the current GFP_TRANSHUGE users as
      * get_huge_zero_page() - the zero page lifetime should be relatively
        long and it's shared by multiple users, so it's worth spending some
        effort on it.  We use GFP_TRANSHUGE, and __GFP_NORETRY is not added.
        This also restores direct reclaim to this allocation, which was
        unintentionally removed by commit e4a49efe4e7e ("mm: thp: set THP defrag
        by default to madvise and add a stall-free defrag option")
      * alloc_hugepage_khugepaged_gfpmask() - this is khugepaged, so latency
        is not an issue.  So if khugepaged "defrag" is enabled (the default), do
        reclaim via GFP_TRANSHUGE without __GFP_NORETRY.  We can remove the
        PF_KTHREAD check from page alloc.
        As a side-effect, khugepaged will now no longer check if the initial
        compaction was deferred or contended.  This is OK, as khugepaged sleep
        times between collapsion attempts are long enough to prevent noticeable
        disruption, so we should allow it to spend some effort.
      * migrate_misplaced_transhuge_page() - already was masking out
        __GFP_RECLAIM, so just convert to GFP_TRANSHUGE_LIGHT which is
      * alloc_hugepage_direct_gfpmask() - vma's with VM_HUGEPAGE (via madvise)
        are now allocating without __GFP_NORETRY.  Other vma's keep using
        __GFP_NORETRY if direct reclaim/compaction is at all allowed (by default
        it's allowed only for madvised vma's).  The rest is conversion to
      [mhocko@suse.com: suggested GFP_TRANSHUGE_LIGHT]
      Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20160721073614.24395-7-vbabka@suse.czSigned-off-by: default avatarVlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>
      Acked-by: default avatarMichal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
      Acked-by: default avatarMel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
  4. 17 Mar, 2016 1 commit
  5. 15 Mar, 2016 1 commit
    • Vlastimil Babka's avatar
      mm, tracing: unify mm flags handling in tracepoints and printk · 420adbe9
      Vlastimil Babka authored
      In tracepoints, it's possible to print gfp flags in a human-friendly
      format through a macro show_gfp_flags(), which defines a translation
      array and passes is to __print_flags().  Since the following patch will
      introduce support for gfp flags printing in printk(), it would be nice
      to reuse the array.  This is not straightforward, since __print_flags()
      can't simply reference an array defined in a .c file such as mm/debug.c
      - it has to be a macro to allow the macro magic to communicate the
      format to userspace tools such as trace-cmd.
      The solution is to create a macro __def_gfpflag_names which is used both
      in show_gfp_flags(), and to define the gfpflag_names[] array in
      On the other hand, mm/debug.c also defines translation tables for page
      flags and vma flags, and desire was expressed (but not implemented in
      this series) to use these also from tracepoints.  Thus, this patch also
      renames the events/gfpflags.h file to events/mmflags.h and moves the
      table definitions there, using the same macro approach as for gfpflags.
      This allows translating all three kinds of mm-specific flags both in
      tracepoints and printk.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarVlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>
      Reviewed-by: default avatarMichal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
      Cc: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
      Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
      Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@kernel.org>
      Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>
      Cc: Rasmus Villemoes <linux@rasmusvillemoes.dk>
      Cc: Joonsoo Kim <iamjoonsoo.kim@lge.com>
      Cc: Minchan Kim <minchan@kernel.org>
      Cc: Sasha Levin <sasha.levin@oracle.com>
      Cc: "Kirill A. Shutemov" <kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com>
      Cc: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>