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SubjectRe: [PATCH v1 1/2] mm/page_idle: Add support for per-pid page_idle using virtual indexing
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On 26.07.2019 3:06, Joel Fernandes wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 25, 2019 at 11:15:53AM +0300, Konstantin Khlebnikov wrote:
> [snip]
>>>>> Thanks for bringing up the swapping corner case.. Perhaps we can improve
>>>>> the heap profiler to detect this by looking at bits 0-4 in pagemap. While it
>>>>
>>>> Yeb, that could work but it could add overhead again what you want to remove?
>>>> Even, userspace should keep metadata to identify that page was already swapped
>>>> in last period or newly swapped in new period.
>>>
>>> Yep.
>> Between samples page could be read from swap and swapped out back multiple times.
>> For tracking this swap ptes could be marked with idle bit too.
>> I believe it's not so hard to find free bit for this.
>>
>> Refault\swapout will automatically clear this bit in pte even if
>> page goes nowhere stays if swap-cache.
>
> Could you clarify more about your idea? Do you mean swapout will clear the new
> idle swap-pte bit if the page was accessed just before the swapout? >
> Instead, I thought of using is_swap_pte() to detect if the PTE belong to a
> page that was swapped. And if so, then assume the page was idle. Sure we
> would miss data that the page was accessed before the swap out in the
> sampling window, however if the page was swapped out, then it is likely idle
> anyway.


I mean page might be in swap when you mark pages idle and
then been accessed and swapped back before second pass.

I propose marking swap pte with idle bit which will be automatically
cleared by following swapin/swapout pair:

page alloc -> install page pte
page swapout -> install swap entry in pte
mark vm idle -> set swap-idle bit in swap pte
access/swapin -> install page pte (clear page idle if set)
page swapout -> install swap entry in pte (without swap idle bit)
scan vm idle -> see swap entry without idle bit -> page has been accessed since marking idle

One bit in pte is enough for tracking. This does not needs any propagation for
idle bits between page and swap, or marking pages as idle in swap cache.

>
> My current patch was just reporting swapped out pages as non-idle (idle bit
> not set) which is wrong as Minchan pointed. So I added below patch on top of
> this patch (still testing..) :
>
> thanks,
>
> - Joel
> ---8<-----------------------
>
> diff --git a/mm/page_idle.c b/mm/page_idle.c
> index 3667ed9cc904..46c2dd18cca8 100644
> --- a/mm/page_idle.c
> +++ b/mm/page_idle.c
> @@ -271,10 +271,14 @@ struct page_idle_proc_priv {
> struct list_head *idle_page_list;
> };
>
> +/*
> + * Add a page to the idle page list.
> + * page can also be NULL if pte was not present or swapped.
> + */
> static void add_page_idle_list(struct page *page,
> unsigned long addr, struct mm_walk *walk)
> {
> - struct page *page_get;
> + struct page *page_get = NULL;
> struct page_node *pn;
> int bit;
> unsigned long frames;
> @@ -290,9 +294,11 @@ static void add_page_idle_list(struct page *page,
> return;
> }
>
> - page_get = page_idle_get_page(page);
> - if (!page_get)
> - return;
> + if (page) {
> + page_get = page_idle_get_page(page);
> + if (!page_get)
> + return;
> + }
>
> pn = &(priv->page_nodes[priv->cur_page_node++]);
> pn->page = page_get;
> @@ -326,6 +332,15 @@ static int pte_page_idle_proc_range(pmd_t *pmd, unsigned long addr,
>
> pte = pte_offset_map_lock(vma->vm_mm, pmd, addr, &ptl);
> for (; addr != end; pte++, addr += PAGE_SIZE) {
> + /*
> + * We add swapped pages to the idle_page_list so that we can
> + * reported to userspace that they are idle.
> + */
> + if (is_swap_pte(*pte)) {
> + add_page_idle_list(NULL, addr, walk);
> + continue;
> + }
> +
> if (!pte_present(*pte))
> continue;
>
> @@ -413,10 +428,12 @@ ssize_t page_idle_proc_generic(struct file *file, char __user *ubuff,
> goto remove_page;
>
> if (write) {
> - page_idle_clear_pte_refs(page);
> - set_page_idle(page);
> + if (page) {
> + page_idle_clear_pte_refs(page);
> + set_page_idle(page);
> + }
> } else {
> - if (page_really_idle(page)) {
> + if (!page || page_really_idle(page)) {
> off = ((cur->addr) >> PAGE_SHIFT) - start_frame;
> bit = off % BITMAP_CHUNK_BITS;
> index = off / BITMAP_CHUNK_BITS;
>

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