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authorJoonsoo Kim <iamjoonsoo.kim@lge.com>2016-07-26 15:23:55 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2016-07-26 16:19:19 -0700
commitf2ca0b55710752588ccff5224a11e6aea43a996a (patch)
tree3af5478f9358c137c8eac7395f499e0c978f4a7a /lib
parent371376750fce0abb09b1aa3fd8ae7025813a3488 (diff)
downloadlinux-stericsson-f2ca0b55710752588ccff5224a11e6aea43a996a.tar.gz
mm/page_owner: use stackdepot to store stacktrace
Currently, we store each page's allocation stacktrace on corresponding page_ext structure and it requires a lot of memory. This causes the problem that memory tight system doesn't work well if page_owner is enabled. Moreover, even with this large memory consumption, we cannot get full stacktrace because we allocate memory at boot time and just maintain 8 stacktrace slots to balance memory consumption. We could increase it to more but it would make system unusable or change system behaviour. To solve the problem, this patch uses stackdepot to store stacktrace. It obviously provides memory saving but there is a drawback that stackdepot could fail. stackdepot allocates memory at runtime so it could fail if system has not enough memory. But, most of allocation stack are generated at very early time and there are much memory at this time. So, failure would not happen easily. And, one failure means that we miss just one page's allocation stacktrace so it would not be a big problem. In this patch, when memory allocation failure happens, we store special stracktrace handle to the page that is failed to save stacktrace. With it, user can guess memory usage properly even if failure happens. Memory saving looks as following. (4GB memory system with page_owner) (before the patch -> after the patch) static allocation: 92274688 bytes -> 25165824 bytes dynamic allocation after boot + kernel build: 0 bytes -> 327680 bytes total: 92274688 bytes -> 25493504 bytes 72% reduction in total. Note that implementation looks complex than someone would imagine because there is recursion issue. stackdepot uses page allocator and page_owner is called at page allocation. Using stackdepot in page_owner could re-call page allcator and then page_owner. That is a recursion. To detect and avoid it, whenever we obtain stacktrace, recursion is checked and page_owner is set to dummy information if found. Dummy information means that this page is allocated for page_owner feature itself (such as stackdepot) and it's understandable behavior for user. [iamjoonsoo.kim@lge.com: mm-page_owner-use-stackdepot-to-store-stacktrace-v3] Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1464230275-25791-6-git-send-email-iamjoonsoo.kim@lge.com Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1466150259-27727-7-git-send-email-iamjoonsoo.kim@lge.com Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1464230275-25791-6-git-send-email-iamjoonsoo.kim@lge.com Signed-off-by: Joonsoo Kim <iamjoonsoo.kim@lge.com> Acked-by: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz> Acked-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com> Cc: Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net> Cc: Minchan Kim <minchan@kernel.org> Cc: Alexander Potapenko <glider@google.com> Cc: Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'lib')
-rw-r--r--lib/Kconfig.debug1
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/lib/Kconfig.debug b/lib/Kconfig.debug
index 805b7048a1bd..f07842e2d69f 100644
--- a/lib/Kconfig.debug
+++ b/lib/Kconfig.debug
@@ -244,6 +244,7 @@ config PAGE_OWNER
depends on DEBUG_KERNEL && STACKTRACE_SUPPORT
select DEBUG_FS
select STACKTRACE
+ select STACKDEPOT
select PAGE_EXTENSION
help
This keeps track of what call chain is the owner of a page, may