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authorRafael Aquini <aquini@redhat.com>2012-12-11 16:02:31 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2012-12-11 17:22:26 -0800
commit78bd52097d04205a33a8014a1b8ac01cf1ae9d06 (patch)
tree4f86e6e56a9e3a3d49e9c46042b3ce980cc04dbc /fs/hugetlbfs
parent748ba883ba2818890a73461ef7dde1eed17ad89f (diff)
downloadvexpress-lsk-78bd52097d04205a33a8014a1b8ac01cf1ae9d06.tar.gz
mm: adjust address_space_operations.migratepage() return code
Memory fragmentation introduced by ballooning might reduce significantly the number of 2MB contiguous memory blocks that can be used within a guest, thus imposing performance penalties associated with the reduced number of transparent huge pages that could be used by the guest workload. This patch-set follows the main idea discussed at 2012 LSFMMS session: "Ballooning for transparent huge pages" -- http://lwn.net/Articles/490114/ to introduce the required changes to the virtio_balloon driver, as well as the changes to the core compaction & migration bits, in order to make those subsystems aware of ballooned pages and allow memory balloon pages become movable within a guest, thus avoiding the aforementioned fragmentation issue Following are numbers that prove this patch benefits on allowing compaction to be more effective at memory ballooned guests. Results for STRESS-HIGHALLOC benchmark, from Mel Gorman's mmtests suite, running on a 4gB RAM KVM guest which was ballooning 512mB RAM in 64mB chunks, at every minute (inflating/deflating), while test was running: ===BEGIN stress-highalloc STRESS-HIGHALLOC highalloc-3.7 highalloc-3.7 rc4-clean rc4-patch Pass 1 55.00 ( 0.00%) 62.00 ( 7.00%) Pass 2 54.00 ( 0.00%) 62.00 ( 8.00%) while Rested 75.00 ( 0.00%) 80.00 ( 5.00%) MMTests Statistics: duration 3.7 3.7 rc4-clean rc4-patch User 1207.59 1207.46 System 1300.55 1299.61 Elapsed 2273.72 2157.06 MMTests Statistics: vmstat 3.7 3.7 rc4-clean rc4-patch Page Ins 3581516 2374368 Page Outs 11148692 10410332 Swap Ins 80 47 Swap Outs 3641 476 Direct pages scanned 37978 33826 Kswapd pages scanned 1828245 1342869 Kswapd pages reclaimed 1710236 1304099 Direct pages reclaimed 32207 31005 Kswapd efficiency 93% 97% Kswapd velocity 804.077 622.546 Direct efficiency 84% 91% Direct velocity 16.703 15.682 Percentage direct scans 2% 2% Page writes by reclaim 79252 9704 Page writes file 75611 9228 Page writes anon 3641 476 Page reclaim immediate 16764 11014 Page rescued immediate 0 0 Slabs scanned 2171904 2152448 Direct inode steals 385 2261 Kswapd inode steals 659137 609670 Kswapd skipped wait 1 69 THP fault alloc 546 631 THP collapse alloc 361 339 THP splits 259 263 THP fault fallback 98 50 THP collapse fail 20 17 Compaction stalls 747 499 Compaction success 244 145 Compaction failures 503 354 Compaction pages moved 370888 474837 Compaction move failure 77378 65259 ===END stress-highalloc This patch: Introduce MIGRATEPAGE_SUCCESS as the default return code for address_space_operations.migratepage() method and documents the expected return code for the same method in failure cases. Signed-off-by: Rafael Aquini <aquini@redhat.com> Cc: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au> Cc: "Michael S. Tsirkin" <mst@redhat.com> Cc: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com> Cc: Mel Gorman <mel@csn.ul.ie> Cc: Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org> Cc: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@oracle.com> Cc: Minchan Kim <minchan@kernel.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'fs/hugetlbfs')
-rw-r--r--fs/hugetlbfs/inode.c4
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/fs/hugetlbfs/inode.c b/fs/hugetlbfs/inode.c
index 47e6e2f21e2..4a55f35a6ce 100644
--- a/fs/hugetlbfs/inode.c
+++ b/fs/hugetlbfs/inode.c
@@ -582,11 +582,11 @@ static int hugetlbfs_migrate_page(struct address_space *mapping,
int rc;
rc = migrate_huge_page_move_mapping(mapping, newpage, page);
- if (rc)
+ if (rc != MIGRATEPAGE_SUCCESS)
return rc;
migrate_page_copy(newpage, page);
- return 0;
+ return MIGRATEPAGE_SUCCESS;
}
static int hugetlbfs_statfs(struct dentry *dentry, struct kstatfs *buf)