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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC 3/4] mm/page_alloc: always move pages to the tail of the freelist in unset_migratetype_isolate()
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On 24.09.20 13:13, Vlastimil Babka wrote:
> On 9/16/20 8:34 PM, David Hildenbrand wrote:
>> Page isolation doesn't actually touch the pages, it simply isolates
>> pageblocks and moves all free pages to the MIGRATE_ISOLATE freelist.
>>
>> We already place pages to the tail of the freelists when undoing
>> isolation via __putback_isolated_page(), let's do it in any case
>> (e.g., if order == pageblock_order) and document the behavior.
>>
>> This change results in all pages getting onlined via online_pages() to
>> be placed to the tail of the freelist.
>>
>> Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
>> Cc: Alexander Duyck <alexander.h.duyck@linux.intel.com>
>> Cc: Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>
>> Cc: Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org>
>> Cc: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@intel.com>
>> Cc: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>
>> Cc: Wei Yang <richard.weiyang@linux.alibaba.com>
>> Cc: Oscar Salvador <osalvador@suse.de>
>> Cc: Mike Rapoport <rppt@kernel.org>
>> Cc: Scott Cheloha <cheloha@linux.ibm.com>
>> Cc: Michael Ellerman <mpe@ellerman.id.au>
>> Signed-off-by: David Hildenbrand <david@redhat.com>
>> ---
>> include/linux/page-isolation.h | 2 ++
>> mm/page_alloc.c | 36 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-----
>> mm/page_isolation.c | 8 ++++++--
>> 3 files changed, 39 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/include/linux/page-isolation.h b/include/linux/page-isolation.h
>> index 572458016331..a36be2cf4dbb 100644
>> --- a/include/linux/page-isolation.h
>> +++ b/include/linux/page-isolation.h
>> @@ -38,6 +38,8 @@ struct page *has_unmovable_pages(struct zone *zone, struct page *page,
>> void set_pageblock_migratetype(struct page *page, int migratetype);
>> int move_freepages_block(struct zone *zone, struct page *page,
>> int migratetype, int *num_movable);
>> +int move_freepages_block_tail(struct zone *zone, struct page *page,
>> + int migratetype);
>>
>> /*
>> * Changes migrate type in [start_pfn, end_pfn) to be MIGRATE_ISOLATE.
>> diff --git a/mm/page_alloc.c b/mm/page_alloc.c
>> index bba9a0f60c70..75b0f49b4022 100644
>> --- a/mm/page_alloc.c
>> +++ b/mm/page_alloc.c
>> @@ -899,6 +899,15 @@ static inline void move_to_free_list(struct page *page, struct zone *zone,
>> list_move(&page->lru, &area->free_list[migratetype]);
>> }
>>
>> +/* Used for pages which are on another list */
>> +static inline void move_to_free_list_tail(struct page *page, struct zone *zone,
>> + unsigned int order, int migratetype)
>> +{
>> + struct free_area *area = &zone->free_area[order];
>> +
>> + list_move_tail(&page->lru, &area->free_list[migratetype]);
>> +}
>
> There are just 3 callers of move_to_free_list() before this patch, I would just
> add the to_tail parameter there instead of new wrapper. For callers with
> constant parameter, the inline will eliminate it anyway.
>

So, I'll leave this as is for now, it nicely pairs with
add_to_free_list()/add_to_free_list_tail() and ...

[...]

>> +int move_freepages_block_tail(struct zone *zone, struct page *page,
>> + int migratetype)
>> +{
>> + return __move_freepages_block(zone, page, migratetype, NULL, true);
>> }
>

Drop these wrappers, converting callers of move_freepages_block().

Thanks!


--
Thanks,

David / dhildenb

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