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authorJohannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>2014-03-10 15:49:43 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2014-03-10 17:26:19 -0700
commite97ca8e5b864f88b028c1759ba8536fa827d6d96 (patch)
tree37b58e8435cd1fc0f207ba51791da88b7488c749 /mm
parentfa389e220254c69ffae0d403eac4146171062d08 (diff)
downloadlinux-e97ca8e5b864f88b028c1759ba8536fa827d6d96.tar.gz
mm: fix GFP_THISNODE callers and clarify
GFP_THISNODE is for callers that implement their own clever fallback to remote nodes. It restricts the allocation to the specified node and does not invoke reclaim, assuming that the caller will take care of it when the fallback fails, e.g. through a subsequent allocation request without GFP_THISNODE set. However, many current GFP_THISNODE users only want the node exclusive aspect of the flag, without actually implementing their own fallback or triggering reclaim if necessary. This results in things like page migration failing prematurely even when there is easily reclaimable memory available, unless kswapd happens to be running already or a concurrent allocation attempt triggers the necessary reclaim. Convert all callsites that don't implement their own fallback strategy to __GFP_THISNODE. This restricts the allocation a single node too, but at the same time allows the allocator to enter the slowpath, wake kswapd, and invoke direct reclaim if necessary, to make the allocation happen when memory is full. Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org> Acked-by: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com> Cc: Jan Stancek <jstancek@redhat.com> Cc: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'mm')
-rw-r--r--mm/migrate.c11
1 files changed, 6 insertions, 5 deletions
diff --git a/mm/migrate.c b/mm/migrate.c
index 482a33d8913..b494fdb9a63 100644
--- a/mm/migrate.c
+++ b/mm/migrate.c
@@ -1158,7 +1158,7 @@ static struct page *new_page_node(struct page *p, unsigned long private,
pm->node);
else
return alloc_pages_exact_node(pm->node,
- GFP_HIGHUSER_MOVABLE | GFP_THISNODE, 0);
+ GFP_HIGHUSER_MOVABLE | __GFP_THISNODE, 0);
}
/*
@@ -1544,9 +1544,9 @@ static struct page *alloc_misplaced_dst_page(struct page *page,
struct page *newpage;
newpage = alloc_pages_exact_node(nid,
- (GFP_HIGHUSER_MOVABLE | GFP_THISNODE |
- __GFP_NOMEMALLOC | __GFP_NORETRY |
- __GFP_NOWARN) &
+ (GFP_HIGHUSER_MOVABLE |
+ __GFP_THISNODE | __GFP_NOMEMALLOC |
+ __GFP_NORETRY | __GFP_NOWARN) &
~GFP_IOFS, 0);
return newpage;
@@ -1747,7 +1747,8 @@ int migrate_misplaced_transhuge_page(struct mm_struct *mm,
goto out_dropref;
new_page = alloc_pages_node(node,
- (GFP_TRANSHUGE | GFP_THISNODE) & ~__GFP_WAIT, HPAGE_PMD_ORDER);
+ (GFP_TRANSHUGE | __GFP_THISNODE) & ~__GFP_WAIT,
+ HPAGE_PMD_ORDER);
if (!new_page)
goto out_fail;