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SubjectRe: [PATCH v1 4/4] mm: convert page kmemcg type to a page memcg flag
On Tue, Sep 22, 2020 at 01:37:00PM -0700, Roman Gushchin wrote:
> PageKmemcg flag is currently defined as a page type (like buddy,
> offline, table and guard). Semantically it means that the page
> was accounted as a kernel memory by the page allocator and has
> to be uncharged on the release.
>
> As a side effect of defining the flag as a page type, the accounted
> page can't be mapped to userspace (look at page_has_type() and
> comments above). In particular, this blocks the accounting of
> vmalloc-backed memory used by some bpf maps, because these maps
> do map the memory to userspace.
>
> One option is to fix it by complicating the access to page->mapcount,
> which provides some free bits for page->page_type.
>
> But it's way better to move this flag into page->memcg_data flags.
> Indeed, the flag makes no sense without enabled memory cgroups
> and memory cgroup pointer set in particular.
>
> This commit replaces PageKmemcg() and __SetPageKmemcg() with
> PageMemcgKmem() and SetPageMemcgKmem(). __ClearPageKmemcg()
> can be simple deleted because clear_page_mem_cgroup() already
> does the job.
>
> As a bonus, on !CONFIG_MEMCG build the PageMemcgKmem() check will
> be compiled out.
>
> Signed-off-by: Roman Gushchin <guro@fb.com>

That sounds good to me!

> ---
> include/linux/memcontrol.h | 58 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--
> include/linux/page-flags.h | 11 ++------
> mm/memcontrol.c | 14 +++------
> mm/page_alloc.c | 2 +-
> 4 files changed, 62 insertions(+), 23 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/include/linux/memcontrol.h b/include/linux/memcontrol.h
> index 9a49f1e1c0c7..390db58500d5 100644
> --- a/include/linux/memcontrol.h
> +++ b/include/linux/memcontrol.h
> @@ -346,8 +346,14 @@ extern struct mem_cgroup *root_mem_cgroup;
> enum page_memcg_flags {
> /* page->memcg_data is a pointer to an objcgs vector */
> PG_MEMCG_OBJ_CGROUPS,
> + /* page has been accounted as a non-slab kernel page */
> + PG_MEMCG_KMEM,
> + /* the next bit after the last actual flag */
> + PG_MEMCG_LAST_FLAG,

*_NR_FLAGS would be customary.

> };
>
> +#define MEMCG_FLAGS_MASK ((1UL << PG_MEMCG_LAST_FLAG) - 1)

Probably best to stick to the same prefix as the enum items.

> + * PageMemcgKmem - check if the page has MemcgKmem flag set
> + * @page: a pointer to the page struct
> + *
> + * Checks if the page has MemcgKmem flag set. The caller must ensure that
> + * the page has an associated memory cgroup. It's not safe to call this function
> + * against some types of pages, e.g. slab pages.
> + */
> +static inline bool PageMemcgKmem(struct page *page)
> +{
> + VM_BUG_ON_PAGE(test_bit(PG_MEMCG_OBJ_CGROUPS, &page->memcg_data), page);
> + return test_bit(PG_MEMCG_KMEM, &page->memcg_data);
> +}
> +
> +/*
> + * SetPageMemcgKmem - set the page's MemcgKmem flag
> + * @page: a pointer to the page struct
> + *
> + * Set the page's MemcgKmem flag. The caller must ensure that the page has
> + * an associated memory cgroup. It's not safe to call this function
> + * against some types of pages, e.g. slab pages.
> + */
> +static inline void SetPageMemcgKmem(struct page *page)
> +{
> + VM_BUG_ON_PAGE(!page->memcg_data, page);
> + VM_BUG_ON_PAGE(test_bit(PG_MEMCG_OBJ_CGROUPS, &page->memcg_data), page);
> + __set_bit(PG_MEMCG_KMEM, &page->memcg_data);

It may be good to keep the __ prefix from __SetPageMemcg as long as
this uses __set_bit, in case we later add atomic bit futzing.

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