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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] drm/ttm: Use GFP_TRANSHUGE_LIGHT for allocating huge pages
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Am 26.04.2018 um 17:06 schrieb Michel Dänzer:
> From: Michel Dänzer <michel.daenzer@amd.com>
>
> GFP_TRANSHUGE tries very hard to allocate huge pages, which can result
> in long delays with high memory pressure. I have observed firefox
> freezing for up to around a minute due to this while restic was taking
> a full system backup.
>
> Since we don't really need huge pages, use GFP_TRANSHUGE_LIGHT |
> __GFP_NORETRY instead, in order to fail quickly when there are no huge
> pages available.

Yeah, that goes into the direction Felix already suggested as well.

> Set __GFP_KSWAPD_RECLAIM as well, in order for huge pages to be freed
> up in the background if necessary.

And that is even better, thanks.

>
> With these changes, I'm no longer seeing freezes during a restic backup.
>
> Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
> Signed-off-by: Michel Dänzer <michel.daenzer@amd.com>

Reviewed-by: Christian König <christian.koenig@amd.com>

Regards,
Christian.

> ---
> drivers/gpu/drm/ttm/ttm_page_alloc.c | 11 ++++++++---
> drivers/gpu/drm/ttm/ttm_page_alloc_dma.c | 3 ++-
> 2 files changed, 10 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/ttm/ttm_page_alloc.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/ttm/ttm_page_alloc.c
> index 2ce91272b111..6794f15461d9 100644
> --- a/drivers/gpu/drm/ttm/ttm_page_alloc.c
> +++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/ttm/ttm_page_alloc.c
> @@ -914,7 +914,8 @@ static int ttm_get_pages(struct page **pages, unsigned npages, int flags,
> while (npages >= HPAGE_PMD_NR) {
> gfp_t huge_flags = gfp_flags;
>
> - huge_flags |= GFP_TRANSHUGE;
> + huge_flags |= GFP_TRANSHUGE_LIGHT | __GFP_NORETRY |
> + __GFP_KSWAPD_RECLAIM;
> huge_flags &= ~__GFP_MOVABLE;
> huge_flags &= ~__GFP_COMP;
> p = alloc_pages(huge_flags, HPAGE_PMD_ORDER);
> @@ -1033,11 +1034,15 @@ int ttm_page_alloc_init(struct ttm_mem_global *glob, unsigned max_pages)
> GFP_USER | GFP_DMA32, "uc dma", 0);
>
> ttm_page_pool_init_locked(&_manager->wc_pool_huge,
> - GFP_TRANSHUGE & ~(__GFP_MOVABLE | __GFP_COMP),
> + (GFP_TRANSHUGE_LIGHT | __GFP_NORETRY |
> + __GFP_KSWAPD_RECLAIM) &
> + ~(__GFP_MOVABLE | __GFP_COMP),
> "wc huge", order);
>
> ttm_page_pool_init_locked(&_manager->uc_pool_huge,
> - GFP_TRANSHUGE & ~(__GFP_MOVABLE | __GFP_COMP)
> + (GFP_TRANSHUGE_LIGHT | __GFP_NORETRY |
> + __GFP_KSWAPD_RECLAIM) &
> + ~(__GFP_MOVABLE | __GFP_COMP)
> , "uc huge", order);
>
> _manager->options.max_size = max_pages;
> diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/ttm/ttm_page_alloc_dma.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/ttm/ttm_page_alloc_dma.c
> index 291b04213ec5..5a551158c289 100644
> --- a/drivers/gpu/drm/ttm/ttm_page_alloc_dma.c
> +++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/ttm/ttm_page_alloc_dma.c
> @@ -910,7 +910,8 @@ static gfp_t ttm_dma_pool_gfp_flags(struct ttm_dma_tt *ttm_dma, bool huge)
> gfp_flags |= __GFP_ZERO;
>
> if (huge) {
> - gfp_flags |= GFP_TRANSHUGE;
> + gfp_flags |= GFP_TRANSHUGE_LIGHT | __GFP_NORETRY |
> + __GFP_KSWAPD_RECLAIM;
> gfp_flags &= ~__GFP_MOVABLE;
> gfp_flags &= ~__GFP_COMP;
> }

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