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SubjectRe: [PATCH v36 2/5] virtio_balloon: replace oom notifier with shrinker
On Mon, Jul 23, 2018 at 06:30:46PM +0800, Wei Wang wrote:
> On 07/22/2018 10:48 PM, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> > On Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 04:33:02PM +0800, Wei Wang wrote:
> > > +static unsigned long virtio_balloon_shrinker_scan(struct shrinker *shrinker,
> > > + struct shrink_control *sc)
> > > +{
> > > + unsigned long pages_to_free = balloon_pages_to_shrink,
> > > + pages_freed = 0;
> > > + struct virtio_balloon *vb = container_of(shrinker,
> > > + struct virtio_balloon, shrinker);
> > > +
> > > + /*
> > > + * One invocation of leak_balloon can deflate at most
> > > + * VIRTIO_BALLOON_ARRAY_PFNS_MAX balloon pages, so we call it
> > > + * multiple times to deflate pages till reaching
> > > + * balloon_pages_to_shrink pages.
> > > + */
> > > + while (vb->num_pages && pages_to_free) {
> > > + pages_to_free = balloon_pages_to_shrink - pages_freed;
> > > + pages_freed += leak_balloon(vb, pages_to_free);
> > > + }
> > > + update_balloon_size(vb);
> > Are you sure that this is never called if count returned 0?
>
> Yes. Please see do_shrink_slab, it just returns if count is 0.
>
> >
> > > +
> > > + return pages_freed / VIRTIO_BALLOON_PAGES_PER_PAGE;
> > > +}
> > > +
> > > +static unsigned long virtio_balloon_shrinker_count(struct shrinker *shrinker,
> > > + struct shrink_control *sc)
> > > +{
> > > + struct virtio_balloon *vb = container_of(shrinker,
> > > + struct virtio_balloon, shrinker);
> > > +
> > > + /*
> > > + * We continue to use VIRTIO_BALLOON_F_DEFLATE_ON_OOM to handle the
> > > + * case when shrinker needs to be invoked to relieve memory pressure.
> > > + */
> > > + if (!virtio_has_feature(vb->vdev, VIRTIO_BALLOON_F_DEFLATE_ON_OOM))
> > > + return 0;
> > So why not skip notifier registration when deflate on oom
> > is clear?
>
> Sounds good, thanks.
>
>
> > vb->vb_dev_info.inode->i_mapping->a_ops = &balloon_aops;
> > #endif
> > + err = virtio_balloon_register_shrinker(vb);
> > + if (err)
> > + goto out_del_vqs;
> > So we can get scans before device is ready. Leak will fail
> > then. Why not register later after device is ready?
>
> Probably no.
>
> - it would be better not to set device ready when register_shrinker failed.

That's very rare so I won't be too worried.

> - When the device isn't ready, ballooning won't happen, that is,
> vb->num_pages will be 0, which results in shrinker_count=0 and shrinker_scan
> won't be called.
>
> So I think it would be better to have shrinker registered before
> device_ready.
>
> Best,
> Wei

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