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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm, memory_hotplug: check zone_movable in has_unmovable_pages
On 11/15/18 at 11:13am, Baoquan He wrote:
> On 11/06/18 at 10:55am, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > From: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
> >
> > Page state checks are racy. Under a heavy memory workload (e.g. stress
> > -m 200 -t 2h) it is quite easy to hit a race window when the page is
> > allocated but its state is not fully populated yet. A debugging patch to
>
> The original phenomenon is the value of /sys/devices/system/memory/memoryxxx/removable
> is 0 on several memory blocks of hotpluggable node. And almost on each
> hotpluggable node, there are one or several blocks which has this zero
> value of removable attribute. It caused the hot removing failure always.
>
> And only cat /sys/devices/system/memory/memoryxxx/removable will trigger
> the call trace.
>
> With this fix, all 'removable' of memory block on those hotpluggable
> nodes are '1', and hotplug can succeed.

Oh, by the way, hot removing/adding can always succeed when no memory
pressure is added.

The hot removing failure with high memory pressure has been raised in
another thread.

Thanks
Baoquan

>
> > dump the struct page state shows
> > : [ 476.575516] has_unmovable_pages: pfn:0x10dfec00, found:0x1, count:0x0
> > : [ 476.582103] page:ffffea0437fb0000 count:1 mapcount:1 mapping:ffff880e05239841 index:0x7f26e5000 compound_mapcount: 1
> > : [ 476.592645] flags: 0x5fffffc0090034(uptodate|lru|active|head|swapbacked)
> >
> > Note that the state has been checked for both PageLRU and PageSwapBacked
> > already. Closing this race completely would require some sort of retry
> > logic. This can be tricky and error prone (think of potential endless
> > or long taking loops).
> >
> > Workaround this problem for movable zones at least. Such a zone should
> > only contain movable pages. 15c30bc09085 ("mm, memory_hotplug: make
> > has_unmovable_pages more robust") has told us that this is not strictly
> > true though. Bootmem pages should be marked reserved though so we can
> > move the original check after the PageReserved check. Pages from other
> > zones are still prone to races but we even do not pretend that memory
> > hotremove works for those so pre-mature failure doesn't hurt that much.
> >
> > Reported-and-tested-by: Baoquan He <bhe@redhat.com>
> > Acked-by: Baoquan He <bhe@redhat.com>
> > Fixes: "mm, memory_hotplug: make has_unmovable_pages more robust")
>
> Fixes: 15c30bc09085 "mm, memory_hotplug: make has_unmovable_pages more robust")
>
> > Signed-off-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
> > ---
> >
> > Hi,
> > this has been reported [1] and we have tried multiple things to address
> > the issue. The only reliable way was to reintroduce the movable zone
> > check into has_unmovable_pages. This time it should be safe also for
> > the bug originally fixed by 15c30bc09085.
> >
> > [1] http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20181101091055.GA15166@MiWiFi-R3L-srv
> > mm/page_alloc.c | 8 ++++++++
> > 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)
> >
> > diff --git a/mm/page_alloc.c b/mm/page_alloc.c
> > index 863d46da6586..c6d900ee4982 100644
> > --- a/mm/page_alloc.c
> > +++ b/mm/page_alloc.c
> > @@ -7788,6 +7788,14 @@ bool has_unmovable_pages(struct zone *zone, struct page *page, int count,
> > if (PageReserved(page))
> > goto unmovable;
> >
> > + /*
> > + * If the zone is movable and we have ruled out all reserved
> > + * pages then it should be reasonably safe to assume the rest
> > + * is movable.
> > + */
> > + if (zone_idx(zone) == ZONE_MOVABLE)
> > + continue;
> > +
> > /*
> > * Hugepages are not in LRU lists, but they're movable.
> > * We need not scan over tail pages bacause we don't
> > --
> > 2.19.1
> >

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