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Subject[RFC PATCH 0/3] meminfo: introduce extra meminfo
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/proc/meminfo or show_free_areas does not show full system wide memory
usage status. There seems to be huge hidden memory especially on
embedded Android system. Because it usually have some HW IP which do not
have internal memory and use common DRAM memory.

In Android system, most of those hidden memory seems to be vmalloc pages
, ion system heap memory, graphics memory, and memory for DRAM based
compressed swap storage. They may be shown in other node but it seems to
useful if /proc/meminfo shows all those extra memory information. And
show_mem also need to print the info in oom situation.

Fortunately vmalloc pages is alread shown by commit 97105f0ab7b8
("mm: vmalloc: show number of vmalloc pages in /proc/meminfo"). Swap
memory using zsmalloc can be seen through vmstat by commit 91537fee0013
("mm: add NR_ZSMALLOC to vmstat") but not on /proc/meminfo.

Memory usage of specific driver can be various so that showing the usage
through upstream meminfo.c is not easy. To print the extra memory usage
of a driver, introduce following APIs. Each driver needs to count as
atomic_long_t.

int register_extra_meminfo(atomic_long_t *val, int shift,
const char *name);
int unregister_extra_meminfo(atomic_long_t *val);

Currently register ION system heap allocator and zsmalloc pages.
Additionally tested on local graphics driver.

i.e) cat /proc/meminfo | tail -3
IonSystemHeap: 242620 kB
ZsPages: 203860 kB
GraphicDriver: 196576 kB

i.e.) show_mem on oom
<6>[ 420.856428] Mem-Info:
<6>[ 420.856433] IonSystemHeap:32813kB ZsPages:44114kB GraphicDriver::13091kB
<6>[ 420.856450] active_anon:957205 inactive_anon:159383 isolated_anon:0

Jaewon Kim (3):
proc/meminfo: introduce extra meminfo
mm: zsmalloc: include zs page size in proc/meminfo
android: ion: include system heap size in proc/meminfo

drivers/staging/android/ion/ion.c | 2 +
drivers/staging/android/ion/ion.h | 1 +
drivers/staging/android/ion/ion_system_heap.c | 2 +
fs/proc/meminfo.c | 103 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
include/linux/mm.h | 4 +
lib/show_mem.c | 1 +
mm/zsmalloc.c | 2 +
7 files changed, 115 insertions(+)

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2.13.7

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