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Subject[PATCH v2 00/25] Large pages in the page cache
From: "Matthew Wilcox (Oracle)" <>

This patch set does not pass xfstests. Test at your own risk. It is
based on the readahead patchset which I posted yesterday.

The principal idea here is that a large part of the overhead in dealing
with individual pages is that there's just so darned many of them. We
would be better off dealing with fewer, larger pages, even if they don't
get to be the size necessary for the CPU to use a larger TLB entry.

The first five patches are more or less random cleanups which I came
across while working on this patchset ... Andrew, if you want to just
take those into your tree, it'd probably be a good thing.

hpage_nr_pages() is adapted to handle arbitrary order pages. I also
add thp_order() and thp_size() for legibility. Then the patches tear
through the page cache fixing the places which assume pages are either
PMD_SIZE or PAGE_SIZE. After that, I tackle the iomap buffered I/O path,
removing the assumptions of PAGE_SIZE there.

Finally, we get to actually allocating large pages in the readahead code.
We gradually grow the page size that is allocated, so we don't just
jump straight from order-0 to order-9 pages, but gradually get there
through order-2, order-4, order-6, order-8 and order-9 (on x86; other
architectures will have a different PMD_ORDER).

In some testing, I've seen the code go as far as order-6. Right now it
falls over on an earlier xfstest when it discovers a delayed allocation
extent in an inode which is being removed at unmount.

Matthew Wilcox (Oracle) (24):
mm: Use vm_fault error code directly
mm: Optimise find_subpage for !THP
mm: Use VM_BUG_ON_PAGE in clear_page_dirty_for_io
mm: Unexport find_get_entry
mm: Fix documentation of FGP flags
mm: Allow hpages to be arbitrary order
mm: Introduce thp_size
mm: Introduce thp_order
fs: Add a filesystem flag for large pages
fs: Introduce i_blocks_per_page
fs: Make page_mkwrite_check_truncate thp-aware
mm: Add file_offset_of_ helpers
fs: Add zero_user_large
iomap: Support arbitrarily many blocks per page
iomap: Support large pages in iomap_adjust_read_range
iomap: Support large pages in read paths
iomap: Support large pages in write paths
iomap: Inline data shouldn't see large pages
xfs: Support large pages
mm: Make prep_transhuge_page return its argument
mm: Add __page_cache_alloc_order
mm: Allow large pages to be added to the page cache
mm: Allow large pages to be removed from the page cache
mm: Add large page readahead

William Kucharski (1):
mm: Align THP mappings for non-DAX

drivers/net/ethernet/ibm/ibmveth.c | 2 -
drivers/nvdimm/btt.c | 4 +-
drivers/nvdimm/pmem.c | 3 +-
fs/iomap/buffered-io.c | 111 ++++++++++++++++-------------
fs/jfs/jfs_metapage.c | 2 +-
fs/xfs/xfs_aops.c | 4 +-
fs/xfs/xfs_super.c | 2 +-
include/linux/fs.h | 1 +
include/linux/highmem.h | 22 ++++++
include/linux/huge_mm.h | 21 +++---
include/linux/mm.h | 2 +
include/linux/pagemap.h | 78 ++++++++++++++++----
mm/filemap.c | 67 +++++++++++------
mm/huge_memory.c | 14 ++--
mm/internal.h | 2 +-
mm/page-writeback.c | 2 +-
mm/page_io.c | 2 +-
mm/page_vma_mapped.c | 4 +-
mm/readahead.c | 98 +++++++++++++++++++++++--
19 files changed, 322 insertions(+), 119 deletions(-)


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