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authorVlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>2014-01-21 15:51:08 -0800
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>2014-06-16 13:42:53 -0700
commite6798424a7cb01aa30548876e4f1e1230741906d (patch)
tree1fc7d2982fed8ec71198462622e627a34317ef64
parent50911760bc0afc84ce85c0e26433bf3134563052 (diff)
downloadlinux-e6798424a7cb01aa30548876e4f1e1230741906d.tar.gz
mm: compaction: reset cached scanner pfn's before reading them
commit d3132e4b83e6bd383c74d716f7281d7c3136089c upstream. Compaction caches pfn's for its migrate and free scanners to avoid scanning the whole zone each time. In compact_zone(), the cached values are read to set up initial values for the scanners. There are several situations when these cached pfn's are reset to the first and last pfn of the zone, respectively. One of these situations is when a compaction has been deferred for a zone and is now being restarted during a direct compaction, which is also done in compact_zone(). However, compact_zone() currently reads the cached pfn's *before* resetting them. This means the reset doesn't affect the compaction that performs it, and with good chance also subsequent compactions, as update_pageblock_skip() is likely to be called and update the cached pfn's to those being processed. Another chance for a successful reset is when a direct compaction detects that migration and free scanners meet (which has its own problems addressed by another patch) and sets update_pageblock_skip flag which kswapd uses to do the reset because it goes to sleep. This is clearly a bug that results in non-deterministic behavior, so this patch moves the cached pfn reset to be performed *before* the values are read. Signed-off-by: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz> Acked-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de> Acked-by: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com> Cc: Joonsoo Kim <iamjoonsoo.kim@lge.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
-rw-r--r--mm/compaction.c16
1 files changed, 8 insertions, 8 deletions
diff --git a/mm/compaction.c b/mm/compaction.c
index 18a90b4d0bf..61ee2acf5e5 100644
--- a/mm/compaction.c
+++ b/mm/compaction.c
@@ -947,6 +947,14 @@ static int compact_zone(struct zone *zone, struct compact_control *cc)
}
/*
+ * Clear pageblock skip if there were failures recently and compaction
+ * is about to be retried after being deferred. kswapd does not do
+ * this reset as it'll reset the cached information when going to sleep.
+ */
+ if (compaction_restarting(zone, cc->order) && !current_is_kswapd())
+ __reset_isolation_suitable(zone);
+
+ /*
* Setup to move all movable pages to the end of the zone. Used cached
* information on where the scanners should start but check that it
* is initialised by ensuring the values are within zone boundaries.
@@ -962,14 +970,6 @@ static int compact_zone(struct zone *zone, struct compact_control *cc)
zone->compact_cached_migrate_pfn = cc->migrate_pfn;
}
- /*
- * Clear pageblock skip if there were failures recently and compaction
- * is about to be retried after being deferred. kswapd does not do
- * this reset as it'll reset the cached information when going to sleep.
- */
- if (compaction_restarting(zone, cc->order) && !current_is_kswapd())
- __reset_isolation_suitable(zone);
-
migrate_prep_local();
while ((ret = compact_finished(zone, cc)) == COMPACT_CONTINUE) {