lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2017]   [Sep]   [25]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm, swap: Make VMA based swap readahead configurable
On Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 02:24:46PM +0800, Huang, Ying wrote:
> Minchan Kim <minchan@kernel.org> writes:
>
> > On Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 01:54:42PM +0800, Huang, Ying wrote:
> >> Hi, Minchan,
> >>
> >> Minchan Kim <minchan@kernel.org> writes:
> >>
> >> > Hi Huang,
> >> >
> >> > On Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 09:33:10AM +0800, Huang, Ying wrote:
> >> >> From: Huang Ying <ying.huang@intel.com>
> >>
> >> [snip]
> >>
> >> >> diff --git a/mm/Kconfig b/mm/Kconfig
> >> >> index 9c4bdddd80c2..e62c8e2e34ef 100644
> >> >> --- a/mm/Kconfig
> >> >> +++ b/mm/Kconfig
> >> >> @@ -434,6 +434,26 @@ config THP_SWAP
> >> >>
> >> >> For selection by architectures with reasonable THP sizes.
> >> >>
> >> >> +config VMA_SWAP_READAHEAD
> >> >> + bool "VMA based swap readahead"
> >> >> + depends on SWAP
> >> >> + default y
> >> >> + help
> >> >> + VMA based swap readahead detects page accessing pattern in a
> >> >> + VMA and adjust the swap readahead window for pages in the
> >> >> + VMA accordingly. It works better for more complex workload
> >> >> + compared with the original physical swap readahead.
> >> >> +
> >> >> + It can be controlled via the following sysfs interface,
> >> >> +
> >> >> + /sys/kernel/mm/swap/vma_ra_enabled
> >> >> + /sys/kernel/mm/swap/vma_ra_max_order
> >> >
> >> > It might be better to discuss in other thread but if you mention new
> >> > interface here again, I will discuss it here.
> >> >
> >> > We are creating new ABI in here so I want to ask question in here.
> >> >
> >> > Did you consier to use /sys/block/xxx/queue/read_ahead_kb for the
> >> > swap readahead knob? Reusing such common/consistent knob would be better
> >> > than adding new separate konb.
> >>
> >> The problem is that the configuration of VMA based swap readahead is
> >> global instead of block device specific. And because it works in
> >> virtual way, that is, the swap blocks on the different block devices may
> >> be readahead together. It's a little hard to use the block device
> >> specific configuration.
> >
> > Fair enough. page-cluster from the beginning should have been like that
> > instead of vma_ra_max_order.
> >
> > One more questions: Do we need separate vma_ra_enable?
> >
> > Can't we disable it via echo 0 > /sys/kernel/mm/swap/vma_ra_max_order
> > like page-cluster?
>
> The difference is,
>
> vma_ra_eanble: 0
> => use original physical swap readahead
>
> vma_ra_enable: 1 && vma_ra_max_order: 0
> => use VMA based swap readahead and disable the readahead.

I understand now. Thanks!

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2017-09-25 08:31    [W:0.132 / U:0.328 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site