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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/6] thp: optimize away unnecessary page table locking
On Thu,  2 Feb 2012 00:27:58 -0500
Naoya Horiguchi <n-horiguchi@ah.jp.nec.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 03:22:12PM +0900, KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki wrote:
> > On Fri, 27 Jan 2012 18:02:49 -0500
> > Naoya Horiguchi <n-horiguchi@ah.jp.nec.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Currently when we check if we can handle thp as it is or we need to
> > > split it into regular sized pages, we hold page table lock prior to
> > > check whether a given pmd is mapping thp or not. Because of this,
> > > when it's not "huge pmd" we suffer from unnecessary lock/unlock overhead.
> > > To remove it, this patch introduces a optimized check function and
> > > replace several similar logics with it.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Naoya Horiguchi <n-horiguchi@ah.jp.nec.com>
> > > Cc: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>
> > >
> > > Changes since v3:
> > > - Fix likely/unlikely pattern in pmd_trans_huge_stable()
> > > - Change suffix from _stable to _lock
> > > - Introduce __pmd_trans_huge_lock() to avoid micro-regression
> > > - Return 1 when wait_split_huge_page path is taken
> > >
> > > Changes since v2:
> > > - Fix missing "return 0" in "thp under splitting" path
> > > - Remove unneeded comment
> > > - Change the name of check function to describe what it does
> > > - Add VM_BUG_ON(mmap_sem)
> >
> >
> > > +/*
> > > + * Returns 1 if a given pmd maps a stable (not under splitting) thp,
> > > + * -1 if the pmd maps thp under splitting, 0 if the pmd does not map thp.
> > > + *
> > > + * Note that if it returns 1, this routine returns without unlocking page
> > > + * table locks. So callers must unlock them.
> > > + */
> >
> >
> > Seems nice clean up but... why you need to return (-1, 0, 1) ?
> >
> > It seems the caller can't see the difference between -1 and 0.
> >
> > Why not just return 0 (not locked) or 1 (thp found and locked) ?
>
> Sorry, I changed wrongly from v3.
> We can do fine without return value of -1 if we remove else-if (!err)
> {...} block after move_huge_pmd() call in move_page_tables(), right?
> (split_huge_page_pmd() after wait_split_huge_page() do nothing...)
>

Hm ?

if (pmd_trans_huge(*old_pmd)) {
int err = 0;
if (extent == HPAGE_PMD_SIZE)
err = move_huge_pmd(vma, new_vma, old_addr,
new_addr, old_end,
old_pmd, new_pmd);
if (err > 0) {
need_flush = true;
continue;
} else if (!err) {
split_huge_page_pmd(vma->vm_mm, old_pmd);
}
VM_BUG_ON(pmd_trans_huge(*old_pmd));
}
I think you're right. BUG_ON() in wait_split_huge_page()

#define wait_split_huge_page(__anon_vma, __pmd) \
do { \
pmd_t *____pmd = (__pmd); \
anon_vma_lock(__anon_vma); \
anon_vma_unlock(__anon_vma); \
BUG_ON(pmd_trans_splitting(*____pmd) || \
pmd_trans_huge(*____pmd)); \
} while (0)
says pmd is always splitted.

Thanks,
-Kame







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