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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] mm,vmscan: Kill global shrinker lock.
On Tue 14-11-17 06:37:42, Tetsuo Handa wrote:
> When shrinker_rwsem was introduced, it was assumed that
> register_shrinker()/unregister_shrinker() are really unlikely paths
> which are called during initialization and tear down. But nowadays,
> register_shrinker()/unregister_shrinker() might be called regularly.

Please provide some examples. I know your other patch mentions the
usecase but I guess the two patches should be just squashed together.

> This patch prepares for allowing parallel registration/unregistration
> of shrinkers.
>
> Since do_shrink_slab() can reschedule, we cannot protect shrinker_list
> using one RCU section. But using atomic_inc()/atomic_dec() for each
> do_shrink_slab() call will not impact so much.
>
> This patch uses polling loop with short sleep for unregister_shrinker()
> rather than wait_on_atomic_t(), for we can save reader's cost (plain
> atomic_dec() compared to atomic_dec_and_test()), we can expect that
> do_shrink_slab() of unregistering shrinker likely returns shortly, and
> we can avoid khungtaskd warnings when do_shrink_slab() of unregistering
> shrinker unexpectedly took so long.

I would use wait_event_interruptible in the remove path rather than the
short sleep loop which is just too ugly. The shrinker walk would then
just wake_up the sleeper when the ref. count drops to 0. Two
synchronize_rcu is quite ugly as well, but I was not able to simplify
them. I will keep thinking. It just sucks how we cannot follow the
standard rcu list with dynamically allocated structure pattern here.

> Signed-off-by: Tetsuo Handa <penguin-kernel@I-love.SAKURA.ne.jp>
> ---
> include/linux/shrinker.h | 3 ++-
> mm/vmscan.c | 41 +++++++++++++++++++----------------------
> 2 files changed, 21 insertions(+), 23 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/include/linux/shrinker.h b/include/linux/shrinker.h
> index 388ff29..333a1d0 100644
> --- a/include/linux/shrinker.h
> +++ b/include/linux/shrinker.h
> @@ -62,9 +62,10 @@ struct shrinker {
>
> int seeks; /* seeks to recreate an obj */
> long batch; /* reclaim batch size, 0 = default */
> - unsigned long flags;
> + unsigned int flags;

Why?

>
> /* These are for internal use */
> + atomic_t nr_active;
> struct list_head list;
> /* objs pending delete, per node */
> atomic_long_t *nr_deferred;
> diff --git a/mm/vmscan.c b/mm/vmscan.c
> index 1c1bc95..c8996e8 100644
> --- a/mm/vmscan.c
> +++ b/mm/vmscan.c
> @@ -157,7 +157,7 @@ struct scan_control {
> unsigned long vm_total_pages;
>
> static LIST_HEAD(shrinker_list);
> -static DECLARE_RWSEM(shrinker_rwsem);
> +static DEFINE_MUTEX(shrinker_lock);
>
> #ifdef CONFIG_MEMCG
> static bool global_reclaim(struct scan_control *sc)
> @@ -285,9 +285,10 @@ int register_shrinker(struct shrinker *shrinker)
> if (!shrinker->nr_deferred)
> return -ENOMEM;
>
> - down_write(&shrinker_rwsem);
> - list_add_tail(&shrinker->list, &shrinker_list);
> - up_write(&shrinker_rwsem);
> + atomic_set(&shrinker->nr_active, 0);

I would expect ref counter to be 1 and either remove path dec it down to
0 or the racing walker would. In any case that is when
unregister_shrinker can continue.
--
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs

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