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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 1/2] memory_hotplug: Free pages as higher order
On 2018-10-10 21:00, Vlastimil Babka wrote:
> On 10/5/18 10:10 AM, Arun KS wrote:
>> When free pages are done with higher order, time spend on
>> coalescing pages by buddy allocator can be reduced. With
>> section size of 256MB, hot add latency of a single section
>> shows improvement from 50-60 ms to less than 1 ms, hence
>> improving the hot add latency by 60%. Modify external
>> providers of online callback to align with the change.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Arun KS <arunks@codeaurora.org>
>
> [...]
>
>> @@ -655,26 +655,44 @@ void __online_page_free(struct page *page)
>> }
>> EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(__online_page_free);
>>
>> -static void generic_online_page(struct page *page)
>> +static int generic_online_page(struct page *page, unsigned int order)
>> {
>> - __online_page_set_limits(page);
>
> This is now not called anymore, although the xen/hv variants still do
> it. The function seems empty these days, maybe remove it as a followup
> cleanup?
>
>> - __online_page_increment_counters(page);
>> - __online_page_free(page);
>> + __free_pages_core(page, order);
>> + totalram_pages += (1UL << order);
>> +#ifdef CONFIG_HIGHMEM
>> + if (PageHighMem(page))
>> + totalhigh_pages += (1UL << order);
>> +#endif
>
> __online_page_increment_counters() would have used
> adjust_managed_page_count() which would do the changes under
> managed_page_count_lock. Are we safe without the lock? If yes, there
> should perhaps be a comment explaining why.

Looks unsafe without managed_page_count_lock. I think better have a
similar implementation of free_boot_core() in memory_hotplug.c like we
had in version 1 of patch. And use adjust_managed_page_count() instead
of page_zone(page)->managed_pages += nr_pages;

https://lore.kernel.org/patchwork/patch/989445/

-static void generic_online_page(struct page *page)
+static int generic_online_page(struct page *page, unsigned int order)
{
- __online_page_set_limits(page);
- __online_page_increment_counters(page);
- __online_page_free(page);
+ unsigned long nr_pages = 1 << order;
+ struct page *p = page;
+
+ for (loop = 0 ; loop < nr_pages ; loop++, p++) {
+ __ClearPageReserved(p);
+ set_page_count(p, 0);
+ }
+
+ adjust_managed_page_count(page, nr_pages);
+ set_page_refcounted(page);
+ __free_pages(page, order);
+
+ return 0;
+}


Regards,
Arun

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