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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] mm: cma: /proc/cmainfo


2014-12-31 오전 11:18에 Minchan Kim 이(가) 쓴 글:
> Hey, Gioh
>
> On Wed, Dec 31, 2014 at 09:58:04AM +0900, Gioh Kim wrote:
>>
>>
>> 2014-12-30 오후 1:47에 Minchan Kim 이(가) 쓴 글:
>>> On Mon, Dec 29, 2014 at 11:52:58AM -0800, Laura Abbott wrote:
>>>> On 12/28/2014 6:36 PM, Minchan Kim wrote:
>>>>> Hello,
>>>>>
>>>>> On Fri, Dec 26, 2014 at 05:39:01PM +0300, Stefan I. Strogin wrote:
>>>>>> Hello all,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Here is a patch set that adds /proc/cmainfo.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> When compiled with CONFIG_CMA_DEBUG /proc/cmainfo will contain information
>>>>>> about about total, used, maximum free contiguous chunk and all currently
>>>>>> allocated contiguous buffers in CMA regions. The information about allocated
>>>>>> CMA buffers includes pid, comm, allocation latency and stacktrace at the
>>>>>> moment of allocation.
>>>>>
>>>>> It just says what you are doing but you didn't say why we need it.
>>>>> I can guess but clear description(ie, the problem what you want to
>>>>> solve with this patchset) would help others to review, for instance,
>>>>> why we need latency, why we need callstack, why we need new wheel
>>>>> rather than ftrace and so on.
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I've been meaning to write something like this for a while so I'm
>>>> happy to see an attempt made to fix this. I can't speak for the
>>>> author's reasons for wanting this information but there are
>>>> several reasons why I was thinking of something similar.
>>>>
>>>> The most common bug reports seen internally on CMA are 1) CMA is
>>>> too slow and 2) CMA failed to allocate memory. For #1, not all
>>>> allocations may be slow so it's useful to be able to keep track
>>>> of which allocations are taking too long. For #2, migration
>>>
>>> Then, I don't think we could keep all of allocations. What we need
>>> is only slow allocations. I hope we can do that with ftrace.
>>>
>>> ex)
>>>
>>> # cd /sys/kernel/debug/tracing
>>> # echo 1 > options/stacktrace
>>> # echo cam_alloc > set_ftrace_filter
>>> # echo your_threshold > tracing_thresh
>>>
>>> I know it doesn't work now but I think it's more flexible
>>> and general way to handle such issues(ie, latency of some functions).
>>> So, I hope we could enhance ftrace rather than new wheel.
>>> Ccing ftrace people.
>>
>> For CMA performance test or code flow check, ftrace is better.
>>
>> ex)
>> echo cma_alloc > /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/set_graph_function
>> echo function_graph > /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/current_tracer
>> echo funcgraph-proc > /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/trace_options
>> echo nosleep-time > /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/trace_options
>> echo funcgraph-tail > /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/trace_options
>> echo 1 > /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/tracing_on
>
> I didn't know such detail. Thanks for the tip, Gioh.
>
>>
>> This can trace every cam_alloc and allocation time.
>> I think ftrace is better to debug latency.
>> If a buffer had allocated and had peak latency and freed,
>> we can check it.
>
> Agree.
>
>>
>> But ftrace doesn't provide current status how many buffers we have and what address it is.
>> So I think debugging information is useful.
>
> I didn't say debug information is useless.
> If we need to know snapshot of cma at the moment,
> describe why we need it and send a patch to implement the idea
> rather than dumping lots of information is always better.

Yes, you're right.
I mean this patch is useful to me.
I sometimes need to check each drivers has buffers that are correctly located and aligned.


>
>>
>>
>>
>>>
>>> Futhermore, if we really need to have such information, we need more data
>>> (ex, how many of pages were migrated out, how many pages were dropped
>>> without migrated, how many pages were written back, how many pages were
>>> retried with the page lock and so on).
>>> In this case, event trace would be better.
>>>
>>>
>>>> failure is fairly common but it's still important to rule out
>>>> a memory leak from a dma client. Seeing all the allocations is
>>>> also very useful for memory tuning (e.g. how big does the CMA
>>>> region need to be, which clients are actually allocating memory).
>>>
>>> Memory leak is really general problem and could we handle it with
>>> page_owner?
>>>
>>>>
>>>> ftrace is certainly usable for tracing CMA allocation callers and
>>>> latency. ftrace is still only a fixed size buffer though so it's
>>>> possible for information to be lost if other logging is enabled.
>>>
>>> Sorry, I don't get with only above reasons why we need this. :(
>>>
>>>> For most of the CMA use cases, there is a very high cost if the
>>>> proper debugging information is not available so the more that
>>>> can be guaranteed the better.
>>>>
>>>> It's also worth noting that the SLUB allocator has a sysfs
>>>> interface for showing allocation callers when CONFIG_SLUB_DEBUG
>>>> is enabled.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Laura
>>>>
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