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authorMichel Lespinasse <walken@google.com>2010-10-26 14:21:57 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2010-10-26 16:52:09 -0700
commitd065bd810b6deb67d4897a14bfe21f8eb526ba99 (patch)
treef58c59075732ec4ccba336278c9bdc7ff61bef94 /mm
parentb522c94da5d9cbc73f708be5e530ebc3bbd4a031 (diff)
downloadvexpress-lsk-d065bd810b6deb67d4897a14bfe21f8eb526ba99.tar.gz
mm: retry page fault when blocking on disk transfer
This change reduces mmap_sem hold times that are caused by waiting for disk transfers when accessing file mapped VMAs. It introduces the VM_FAULT_ALLOW_RETRY flag, which indicates that the call site wants mmap_sem to be released if blocking on a pending disk transfer. In that case, filemap_fault() returns the VM_FAULT_RETRY status bit and do_page_fault() will then re-acquire mmap_sem and retry the page fault. It is expected that the retry will hit the same page which will now be cached, and thus it will complete with a low mmap_sem hold time. Tests: - microbenchmark: thread A mmaps a large file and does random read accesses to the mmaped area - achieves about 55 iterations/s. Thread B does mmap/munmap in a loop at a separate location - achieves 55 iterations/s before, 15000 iterations/s after. - We are seeing related effects in some applications in house, which show significant performance regressions when running without this change. [akpm@linux-foundation.org: fix warning & crash] Signed-off-by: Michel Lespinasse <walken@google.com> Acked-by: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com> Acked-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> Cc: Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au> Reviewed-by: Wu Fengguang <fengguang.wu@intel.com> Cc: Ying Han <yinghan@google.com> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> Acked-by: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com> Cc: <linux-arch@vger.kernel.org> 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/filemap.c16
-rw-r--r--mm/memory.c10
2 files changed, 23 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/mm/filemap.c b/mm/filemap.c
index 8ed709a83eb..33f81252a74 100644
--- a/mm/filemap.c
+++ b/mm/filemap.c
@@ -612,6 +612,19 @@ void __lock_page_nosync(struct page *page)
TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE);
}
+int __lock_page_or_retry(struct page *page, struct mm_struct *mm,
+ unsigned int flags)
+{
+ if (!(flags & FAULT_FLAG_ALLOW_RETRY)) {
+ __lock_page(page);
+ return 1;
+ } else {
+ up_read(&mm->mmap_sem);
+ wait_on_page_locked(page);
+ return 0;
+ }
+}
+
/**
* find_get_page - find and get a page reference
* @mapping: the address_space to search
@@ -1550,7 +1563,8 @@ retry_find:
goto no_cached_page;
}
- lock_page(page);
+ if (!lock_page_or_retry(page, vma->vm_mm, vmf->flags))
+ return ret | VM_FAULT_RETRY;
/* Did it get truncated? */
if (unlikely(page->mapping != mapping)) {
diff --git a/mm/memory.c b/mm/memory.c
index 92cc54e9413..714c4438d88 100644
--- a/mm/memory.c
+++ b/mm/memory.c
@@ -2627,6 +2627,7 @@ static int do_swap_page(struct mm_struct *mm, struct vm_area_struct *vma,
struct page *page, *swapcache = NULL;
swp_entry_t entry;
pte_t pte;
+ int locked;
struct mem_cgroup *ptr = NULL;
int exclusive = 0;
int ret = 0;
@@ -2677,8 +2678,12 @@ static int do_swap_page(struct mm_struct *mm, struct vm_area_struct *vma,
goto out_release;
}
- lock_page(page);
+ locked = lock_page_or_retry(page, mm, flags);
delayacct_clear_flag(DELAYACCT_PF_SWAPIN);
+ if (!locked) {
+ ret |= VM_FAULT_RETRY;
+ goto out_release;
+ }
/*
* Make sure try_to_free_swap or reuse_swap_page or swapoff did not
@@ -2927,7 +2932,8 @@ static int __do_fault(struct mm_struct *mm, struct vm_area_struct *vma,
vmf.page = NULL;
ret = vma->vm_ops->fault(vma, &vmf);
- if (unlikely(ret & (VM_FAULT_ERROR | VM_FAULT_NOPAGE)))
+ if (unlikely(ret & (VM_FAULT_ERROR | VM_FAULT_NOPAGE |
+ VM_FAULT_RETRY)))
return ret;
if (unlikely(PageHWPoison(vmf.page))) {