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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH] mm,memory_hotplug: Unlock 1GB-hugetlb on x86_64
On Thu 28-02-19 10:41:08, Oscar Salvador wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 10:21:54AM +0100, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > On Thu 21-02-19 10:42:12, Oscar Salvador wrote:
> > [...]
> > > diff --git a/mm/memory_hotplug.c b/mm/memory_hotplug.c
> > > index d5f7afda67db..04f6695b648c 100644
> > > --- a/mm/memory_hotplug.c
> > > +++ b/mm/memory_hotplug.c
> > > @@ -1337,8 +1337,7 @@ static unsigned long scan_movable_pages(unsigned long start, unsigned long end)
> > > if (!PageHuge(page))
> > > continue;
> > > head = compound_head(page);
> > > - if (hugepage_migration_supported(page_hstate(head)) &&
> > > - page_huge_active(head))
> > > + if (page_huge_active(head))
> > > return pfn;
> > > skip = (1 << compound_order(head)) - (page - head);
> > > pfn += skip - 1;
> >
> > Is this part correct? Say we have a gigantic page which is migrateable.
> > Now scan_movable_pages would skip it and we will not migrate it, no?
>
> All non-migrateable hugepages should have been caught in has_unmovable_pages:
>
> <--
> if (PageHuge(page)) {
> struct page *head = compound_head(page);
> unsigned int skip_pages;
>
> if (!hugepage_migration_supported(page_hstate(head)))
> goto unmovable;
> -->
>
> So, there is no need to check again for migrateability here, as it is something
> that does not change.
> To put it in another way, all huge pages found in scan_movable_pages() should be
> migrateable.
> In scan_movable_pages() we just need to check whether the hugepage, gigantic or not, is
> in use (aka active) to migrate it.

You seemed to miss my point or I am wrong here. If scan_movable_pages
skips over a hugetlb page then there is nothing to migrate it and it
will stay in the pfn range and the range will not become idle.

--
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs

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