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SubjectRe: [PATCH -mm -v4 08/21] mm, THP, swap: Support to read a huge swap cluster for swapin a THP
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Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org> writes:

> On Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 11:51:38AM +0800, Huang, Ying wrote:
>> +++ b/mm/swap_state.c
>> @@ -426,33 +447,37 @@ struct page *__read_swap_cache_async(swp_entry_t entry, gfp_t gfp_mask,
>> /*
>> * call radix_tree_preload() while we can wait.
>> */
>> - err = radix_tree_maybe_preload(gfp_mask & GFP_KERNEL);
>> + err = radix_tree_maybe_preload_order(gfp_mask & GFP_KERNEL,
>> + compound_order(new_page));
>> if (err)
>> break;
>
> There's no more preloading in the XArray world, so this can just be dropped.

Sure.

>> /*
>> * Swap entry may have been freed since our caller observed it.
>> */
>> + err = swapcache_prepare(hentry, huge_cluster);
>> + if (err) {
>> radix_tree_preload_end();
>> - break;
>> + if (err == -EEXIST) {
>> + /*
>> + * We might race against get_swap_page() and
>> + * stumble across a SWAP_HAS_CACHE swap_map
>> + * entry whose page has not been brought into
>> + * the swapcache yet.
>> + */
>> + cond_resched();
>> + continue;
>> + } else if (err == -ENOTDIR) {
>> + /* huge swap cluster is split under us */
>> + continue;
>> + } else /* swp entry is obsolete ? */
>> + break;
>
> I'm not entirely happy about -ENOTDIR being overloaded to mean this.
> Maybe we can return a new enum rather than an errno?

Can we use -ESTALE instead? The "huge swap cluster is split under us"
means the swap entry is kind of "staled".

> Also, I'm not sure that a true/false parameter is the right approach for
> "is this a huge page". I think we'll have usecases for swap entries which
> are both larger and smaller than PMD_SIZE.

OK. I can change the interface to number of swap entries style to make
it more flexible.

> I was hoping to encode the swap entry size into the entry; we only need one
> extra bit to do that (no matter the size of the entry). I detailed the
> encoding scheme here:
>
> https://plus.google.com/117536210417097546339/posts/hvctn17WUZu
>
> (let me know if that doesn't work for you; I'm not very experienced with
> this G+ thing)

The encoding method looks good. To use it, we need to

- Encode swap entry and size into swap_entry_size
- Call function with swap_entry_size
- Decode swap_entry_size to swap entry and size

It appears that there is no real benefit?

Best Regards,
Huang, Ying

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