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SubjectRe: [PATCH 04/15] mm: compaction: introduce isolate_freepages_range()
On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 10:00:46AM +0100, Marek Szyprowski wrote:
> From: Michal Nazarewicz <mina86@mina86.com>
>
> This commit introduces isolate_freepages_range() function which
> generalises isolate_freepages_block() so that it can be used on
> arbitrary PFN ranges.
>
> isolate_freepages_block() is left with only minor changes.
>

The minor changes to isolate_freepages_block() look fine in
terms of how current compaction works. I have a minor comment on
isolate_freepages_range() but it is up to you whether to address them
or not. Whether you alter isolate_freepages_range() or not;

Acked-by: Mel Gorman <mel@csn.ul.ie>

> <SNIP>
> @@ -105,6 +109,80 @@ static unsigned long isolate_freepages_block(struct zone *zone,
> return total_isolated;
> }
>
> +/**
> + * isolate_freepages_range() - isolate free pages.
> + * @start_pfn: The first PFN to start isolating.
> + * @end_pfn: The one-past-last PFN.
> + *
> + * Non-free pages, invalid PFNs, or zone boundaries within the
> + * [start_pfn, end_pfn) range are considered errors, cause function to
> + * undo its actions and return zero.
> + *
> + * Otherwise, function returns one-past-the-last PFN of isolated page
> + * (which may be greater then end_pfn if end fell in a middle of
> + * a free page).
> + */
> +static unsigned long
> +isolate_freepages_range(unsigned long start_pfn, unsigned long end_pfn)
> +{
> + unsigned long isolated, pfn, block_end_pfn, flags;
> + struct zone *zone = NULL;
> + LIST_HEAD(freelist);
> + struct page *page;
> +
> + for (pfn = start_pfn; pfn < end_pfn; pfn += isolated) {
> + if (!pfn_valid(pfn))
> + break;
> +
> + if (!zone)
> + zone = page_zone(pfn_to_page(pfn));
> + else if (zone != page_zone(pfn_to_page(pfn)))
> + break;
> +

So what you are checking for here is if you straddle zones.
You could just initialise zone outside of the for loop. You can
then check outside the loop if end_pfn is in a different zone to
start_pfn. If it is, either adjust end_pfn accordingly or bail the
entire operation avoiding the need for release_freepages() later. This
will be a little cheaper.

> + /*
> + * On subsequent iterations round_down() is actually not
> + * needed, but we keep it that we not to complicate the code.
> + */
> + block_end_pfn = round_down(pfn, pageblock_nr_pages)
> + + pageblock_nr_pages;

Seems a little more involved than it needs to be. Something like
this might suit and be a bit nicer?

block_end_pfn = ALIGN(pfn+1, pageblock_nr_pages);

> + block_end_pfn = min(block_end_pfn, end_pfn);
> +
> + spin_lock_irqsave(&zone->lock, flags);
> + isolated = isolate_freepages_block(pfn, block_end_pfn,
> + &freelist, true);
> + spin_unlock_irqrestore(&zone->lock, flags);
> +
> + /*
> + * In strict mode, isolate_freepages_block() returns 0 if
> + * there are any holes in the block (ie. invalid PFNs or
> + * non-free pages).
> + */
> + if (!isolated)
> + break;
> +
> + /*
> + * If we managed to isolate pages, it is always (1 << n) *
> + * pageblock_nr_pages for some non-negative n. (Max order
> + * page may span two pageblocks).
> + */
> + }
> +
> + /* split_free_page does not map the pages */
> + list_for_each_entry(page, &freelist, lru) {
> + arch_alloc_page(page, 0);
> + kernel_map_pages(page, 1, 1);
> + }
> +

This block is copied in two places - isolate_freepages and
isolate_freepages_range() so sharing a common helper would be nice. I
suspect you didn't because it would interfere with existing code more
than was strictly necessary which I complained about previously as
it made review harder. If that was your thinking, then just create
this helper in a separate patch. It's not critical though.

> + if (pfn < end_pfn) {
> + /* Loop terminated early, cleanup. */
> + release_freepages(&freelist);
> + return 0;
> + }
> +
> + /* We don't use freelists for anything. */
> + return pfn;
> +}
> +
> /* Returns true if the page is within a block suitable for migration to */
> static bool suitable_migration_target(struct page *page)
> {

--
Mel Gorman
SUSE Labs


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