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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/5] mm: rework sys_move_pages() to avoid vmalloc and reduce the overhead
By the way, this patchset replaces
mm-use-a-radix-tree-to-make-do_move_pages-complexity-linear-checkpatch-fixes
(currently in -mm).

Brice



Brice Goglin wrote:
> Hello,
>
> Here's the first patchset reworking sys_move_pages() as discussed earlier.
> It removes the possibly large vmalloc by using multiple chunks when migrating
> large buffers. It also dramatically increases the throughput for large buffers
> since the lookup in new_page_node() is now limited to a single chunk, causing
> the quadratic complexity to have a much slower impact. There is no need to use
> any radix-tree-like structure to improve this lookup.
>
> sys_move_pages() duration on a 4-quadcore-opteron 2347HE (1.9Gz), migrating
> between nodes #2 and #3:
> length move_pages (us) move_pages+patch (us)
> 4kB 126 98
> 40kB 198 168
> 400kB 963 937
> 4MB 12503 11930
> 40MB 246867 11848
>
> Patches #1 and #4 are the important ones:
> 1) stop returning -ENOENT from sys_move_pages() if nothing got migrated
> 2) don't vmalloc a huge page_to_node array for do_pages_stat()
> 3) extract do_pages_move() out of sys_move_pages()
> 4) rework do_pages_move() to work on page_sized chunks
> 5) move_pages: no need to set pp->page to ZERO_PAGE(0) by default
>
> thanks,
> Brice
>
>
>
>



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