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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] mm/balloon_compaction: Informative allocation warnings
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On 21.08.19 21:10, Nadav Amit wrote:
>> On Aug 21, 2019, at 12:06 PM, David Hildenbrand <david@redhat.com> wrote:
>>
>> On 21.08.19 20:59, Nadav Amit wrote:
>>>> On Aug 21, 2019, at 11:57 AM, David Hildenbrand <david@redhat.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> On 21.08.19 11:41, Nadav Amit wrote:
>>>>> There is no reason to print generic warnings when balloon memory
>>>>> allocation fails, as failures are expected and can be handled
>>>>> gracefully. Since VMware balloon now uses balloon-compaction
>>>>> infrastructure, and suppressed these warnings before, it is also
>>>>> beneficial to suppress these warnings to keep the same behavior that the
>>>>> balloon had before.
>>>>>
>>>>> Since such warnings can still be useful to indicate that the balloon is
>>>>> over-inflated, print more informative and less frightening warning if
>>>>> allocation fails instead.
>>>>>
>>>>> Cc: David Hildenbrand <david@redhat.com>
>>>>> Cc: Jason Wang <jasowang@redhat.com>
>>>>> Signed-off-by: Nadav Amit <namit@vmware.com>
>>>>>
>>>>> ---
>>>>>
>>>>> v1->v2:
>>>>> * Print informative warnings instead suppressing [David]
>>>>> ---
>>>>> mm/balloon_compaction.c | 7 ++++++-
>>>>> 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>>>>
>>>>> diff --git a/mm/balloon_compaction.c b/mm/balloon_compaction.c
>>>>> index 798275a51887..0c1d1f7689f0 100644
>>>>> --- a/mm/balloon_compaction.c
>>>>> +++ b/mm/balloon_compaction.c
>>>>> @@ -124,7 +124,12 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(balloon_page_list_dequeue);
>>>>> struct page *balloon_page_alloc(void)
>>>>> {
>>>>> struct page *page = alloc_page(balloon_mapping_gfp_mask() |
>>>>> - __GFP_NOMEMALLOC | __GFP_NORETRY);
>>>>> + __GFP_NOMEMALLOC | __GFP_NORETRY |
>>>>> + __GFP_NOWARN);
>>>>> +
>>>>> + if (!page)
>>>>> + pr_warn_ratelimited("memory balloon: memory allocation failed");
>>>>> +
>>>>> return page;
>>>>> }
>>>>> EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(balloon_page_alloc);
>>>>
>>>> Not sure if "memory balloon" is the right wording. hmmm.
>>>>
>>>> Acked-by: David Hildenbrand <david@redhat.com>
>>>
>>> Do you have a better suggestion?
>>
>> Not really - that's why I ack'ed :)
>>
>> However, thinking about it - what about moving the check + print to the
>> caller and then using dev_warn... or sth. like simple "virtio_balloon:
>> ..." ? You can then drop the warning for vmware balloon if you feel like
>> not needing it.
>
> Actually, there is already a warning that is printed by the virtue_balloon
> in fill_balloon():
>
> struct page *page = balloon_page_alloc();
>
> if (!page) {
> dev_info_ratelimited(&vb->vdev->dev,
> "Out of puff! Can't get %u pages\n",
> VIRTIO_BALLOON_PAGES_PER_PAGE);
> /* Sleep for at least 1/5 of a second before retry. */
> msleep(200);
> break;
> }
>
> So are you ok with going back to v1?
>

Whoops, I missed that - sorry - usually the warnings scream louder at me :D

Yes, v1 is fine with me!

--

Thanks,

David / dhildenb

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