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authorMel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>2013-01-11 14:32:16 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2013-01-11 14:54:56 -0800
commit8fb74b9fb2b182d54beee592350d9ea1f325917a (patch)
treeccdcf36cfedb0cf54268226ebde75330e4882539 /mm/compaction.c
parentc0a3a20b6c4b5229ef5d26fd9b1c4b1957632aa7 (diff)
downloadlinux-8fb74b9fb2b182d54beee592350d9ea1f325917a.tar.gz
mm: compaction: partially revert capture of suitable high-order page
Eric Wong reported on 3.7 and 3.8-rc2 that ppoll() got stuck when waiting for POLLIN on a local TCP socket. It was easier to trigger if there was disk IO and dirty pages at the same time and he bisected it to commit 1fb3f8ca0e92 ("mm: compaction: capture a suitable high-order page immediately when it is made available"). The intention of that patch was to improve high-order allocations under memory pressure after changes made to reclaim in 3.6 drastically hurt THP allocations but the approach was flawed. For Eric, the problem was that page->pfmemalloc was not being cleared for captured pages leading to a poor interaction with swap-over-NFS support causing the packets to be dropped. However, I identified a few more problems with the patch including the fact that it can increase contention on zone->lock in some cases which could result in async direct compaction being aborted early. In retrospect the capture patch took the wrong approach. What it should have done is mark the pageblock being migrated as MIGRATE_ISOLATE if it was allocating for THP and avoided races that way. While the patch was showing to improve allocation success rates at the time, the benefit is marginal given the relative complexity and it should be revisited from scratch in the context of the other reclaim-related changes that have taken place since the patch was first written and tested. This patch partially reverts commit 1fb3f8ca0e92 ("mm: compaction: capture a suitable high-order page immediately when it is made available"). Reported-and-tested-by: Eric Wong <normalperson@yhbt.net> Tested-by: Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@gmail.com> Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org> Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de> Cc: David Miller <davem@davemloft.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'mm/compaction.c')
-rw-r--r--mm/compaction.c92
1 files changed, 13 insertions, 79 deletions
diff --git a/mm/compaction.c b/mm/compaction.c
index f8f5c111b7d..c62bd063d76 100644
--- a/mm/compaction.c
+++ b/mm/compaction.c
@@ -816,6 +816,7 @@ static isolate_migrate_t isolate_migratepages(struct zone *zone,
static int compact_finished(struct zone *zone,
struct compact_control *cc)
{
+ unsigned int order;
unsigned long watermark;
if (fatal_signal_pending(current))
@@ -850,22 +851,16 @@ static int compact_finished(struct zone *zone,
return COMPACT_CONTINUE;
/* Direct compactor: Is a suitable page free? */
- if (cc->page) {
- /* Was a suitable page captured? */
- if (*cc->page)
+ for (order = cc->order; order < MAX_ORDER; order++) {
+ struct free_area *area = &zone->free_area[order];
+
+ /* Job done if page is free of the right migratetype */
+ if (!list_empty(&area->free_list[cc->migratetype]))
+ return COMPACT_PARTIAL;
+
+ /* Job done if allocation would set block type */
+ if (cc->order >= pageblock_order && area->nr_free)
return COMPACT_PARTIAL;
- } else {
- unsigned int order;
- for (order = cc->order; order < MAX_ORDER; order++) {
- struct free_area *area = &zone->free_area[cc->order];
- /* Job done if page is free of the right migratetype */
- if (!list_empty(&area->free_list[cc->migratetype]))
- return COMPACT_PARTIAL;
-
- /* Job done if allocation would set block type */
- if (cc->order >= pageblock_order && area->nr_free)
- return COMPACT_PARTIAL;
- }
}
return COMPACT_CONTINUE;
@@ -921,60 +916,6 @@ unsigned long compaction_suitable(struct zone *zone, int order)
return COMPACT_CONTINUE;
}
-static void compact_capture_page(struct compact_control *cc)
-{
- unsigned long flags;
- int mtype, mtype_low, mtype_high;
-
- if (!cc->page || *cc->page)
- return;
-
- /*
- * For MIGRATE_MOVABLE allocations we capture a suitable page ASAP
- * regardless of the migratetype of the freelist is is captured from.
- * This is fine because the order for a high-order MIGRATE_MOVABLE
- * allocation is typically at least a pageblock size and overall
- * fragmentation is not impaired. Other allocation types must
- * capture pages from their own migratelist because otherwise they
- * could pollute other pageblocks like MIGRATE_MOVABLE with
- * difficult to move pages and making fragmentation worse overall.
- */
- if (cc->migratetype == MIGRATE_MOVABLE) {
- mtype_low = 0;
- mtype_high = MIGRATE_PCPTYPES;
- } else {
- mtype_low = cc->migratetype;
- mtype_high = cc->migratetype + 1;
- }
-
- /* Speculatively examine the free lists without zone lock */
- for (mtype = mtype_low; mtype < mtype_high; mtype++) {
- int order;
- for (order = cc->order; order < MAX_ORDER; order++) {
- struct page *page;
- struct free_area *area;
- area = &(cc->zone->free_area[order]);
- if (list_empty(&area->free_list[mtype]))
- continue;
-
- /* Take the lock and attempt capture of the page */
- if (!compact_trylock_irqsave(&cc->zone->lock, &flags, cc))
- return;
- if (!list_empty(&area->free_list[mtype])) {
- page = list_entry(area->free_list[mtype].next,
- struct page, lru);
- if (capture_free_page(page, cc->order, mtype)) {
- spin_unlock_irqrestore(&cc->zone->lock,
- flags);
- *cc->page = page;
- return;
- }
- }
- spin_unlock_irqrestore(&cc->zone->lock, flags);
- }
- }
-}
-
static int compact_zone(struct zone *zone, struct compact_control *cc)
{
int ret;
@@ -1054,9 +995,6 @@ static int compact_zone(struct zone *zone, struct compact_control *cc)
goto out;
}
}
-
- /* Capture a page now if it is a suitable size */
- compact_capture_page(cc);
}
out:
@@ -1069,8 +1007,7 @@ out:
static unsigned long compact_zone_order(struct zone *zone,
int order, gfp_t gfp_mask,
- bool sync, bool *contended,
- struct page **page)
+ bool sync, bool *contended)
{
unsigned long ret;
struct compact_control cc = {
@@ -1080,7 +1017,6 @@ static unsigned long compact_zone_order(struct zone *zone,
.migratetype = allocflags_to_migratetype(gfp_mask),
.zone = zone,
.sync = sync,
- .page = page,
};
INIT_LIST_HEAD(&cc.freepages);
INIT_LIST_HEAD(&cc.migratepages);
@@ -1110,7 +1046,7 @@ int sysctl_extfrag_threshold = 500;
*/
unsigned long try_to_compact_pages(struct zonelist *zonelist,
int order, gfp_t gfp_mask, nodemask_t *nodemask,
- bool sync, bool *contended, struct page **page)
+ bool sync, bool *contended)
{
enum zone_type high_zoneidx = gfp_zone(gfp_mask);
int may_enter_fs = gfp_mask & __GFP_FS;
@@ -1136,7 +1072,7 @@ unsigned long try_to_compact_pages(struct zonelist *zonelist,
int status;
status = compact_zone_order(zone, order, gfp_mask, sync,
- contended, page);
+ contended);
rc = max(status, rc);
/* If a normal allocation would succeed, stop compacting */
@@ -1192,7 +1128,6 @@ int compact_pgdat(pg_data_t *pgdat, int order)
struct compact_control cc = {
.order = order,
.sync = false,
- .page = NULL,
};
return __compact_pgdat(pgdat, &cc);
@@ -1203,7 +1138,6 @@ static int compact_node(int nid)
struct compact_control cc = {
.order = -1,
.sync = true,
- .page = NULL,
};
return __compact_pgdat(NODE_DATA(nid), &cc);