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authorMel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>2012-11-16 14:14:59 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2012-11-16 14:33:04 -0800
commit96710098ee124951ff2fed7cd8406da92aad011a (patch)
tree9f1f450a38f04e9c989df6ed57c61056f1f943c5
parent2ca3cb50edc351875df13d083524f524cdeb3054 (diff)
downloadlinux-stericsson-96710098ee124951ff2fed7cd8406da92aad011a.tar.gz
mm: revert "mm: vmscan: scale number of pages reclaimed by reclaim/compaction based on failures"
Jiri Slaby reported the following: (It's an effective revert of "mm: vmscan: scale number of pages reclaimed by reclaim/compaction based on failures".) Given kswapd had hours of runtime in ps/top output yesterday in the morning and after the revert it's now 2 minutes in sum for the last 24h, I would say, it's gone. The intention of the patch in question was to compensate for the loss of lumpy reclaim. Part of the reason lumpy reclaim worked is because it aggressively reclaimed pages and this patch was meant to be a sane compromise. When compaction fails, it gets deferred and both compaction and reclaim/compaction is deferred avoid excessive reclaim. However, since commit c654345924f7 ("mm: remove __GFP_NO_KSWAPD"), kswapd is woken up each time and continues reclaiming which was not taken into account when the patch was developed. Attempts to address the problem ended up just changing the shape of the problem instead of fixing it. The release window gets closer and while a THP allocation failing is not a major problem, kswapd chewing up a lot of CPU is. This patch reverts commit 83fde0f22872 ("mm: vmscan: scale number of pages reclaimed by reclaim/compaction based on failures") and will be revisited in the future. Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de> Cc: Zdenek Kabelac <zkabelac@redhat.com> Tested-by: Valdis Kletnieks <Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu> Cc: Jiri Slaby <jirislaby@gmail.com> Cc: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com> Cc: Jiri Slaby <jslaby@suse.cz> Cc: Johannes Hirte <johannes.hirte@fem.tu-ilmenau.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
-rw-r--r--mm/vmscan.c25
1 files changed, 0 insertions, 25 deletions
diff --git a/mm/vmscan.c b/mm/vmscan.c
index 8b055e9379bc..48550c66f1f2 100644
--- a/mm/vmscan.c
+++ b/mm/vmscan.c
@@ -1760,28 +1760,6 @@ static bool in_reclaim_compaction(struct scan_control *sc)
return false;
}
-#ifdef CONFIG_COMPACTION
-/*
- * If compaction is deferred for sc->order then scale the number of pages
- * reclaimed based on the number of consecutive allocation failures
- */
-static unsigned long scale_for_compaction(unsigned long pages_for_compaction,
- struct lruvec *lruvec, struct scan_control *sc)
-{
- struct zone *zone = lruvec_zone(lruvec);
-
- if (zone->compact_order_failed <= sc->order)
- pages_for_compaction <<= zone->compact_defer_shift;
- return pages_for_compaction;
-}
-#else
-static unsigned long scale_for_compaction(unsigned long pages_for_compaction,
- struct lruvec *lruvec, struct scan_control *sc)
-{
- return pages_for_compaction;
-}
-#endif
-
/*
* Reclaim/compaction is used for high-order allocation requests. It reclaims
* order-0 pages before compacting the zone. should_continue_reclaim() returns
@@ -1829,9 +1807,6 @@ static inline bool should_continue_reclaim(struct lruvec *lruvec,
* inactive lists are large enough, continue reclaiming
*/
pages_for_compaction = (2UL << sc->order);
-
- pages_for_compaction = scale_for_compaction(pages_for_compaction,
- lruvec, sc);
inactive_lru_pages = get_lru_size(lruvec, LRU_INACTIVE_FILE);
if (nr_swap_pages > 0)
inactive_lru_pages += get_lru_size(lruvec, LRU_INACTIVE_ANON);