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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH 00/32] Nohz cpusets v2 (adaptive tickless kernel)
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commit 013aed27b52122bda38ec9719263c0d09e8acf30
Author: Gilad Ben-Yossef <gilad@benyossef.com>
Date: Sun Feb 26 15:38:06 2012 +0200

mm: make vmstat_update periodic run conditional

vmstat_update runs every second from the work queue to update statistics
and drain per cpu pages back into the global page allocator.

This is useful in most circumstances but is wasteful if the CPU doesn't
actually make any VM activity. This can happen in the situtation that
the CPU is idle or running a CPU bound long term task (e.g. CPU
isolation), in which case the periodic vmstate_update timer needlessly
interrupts the CPU.

This patch tries to make vmstat_update schedule itself for the next
round only if there was any work for it to do in the previous run.
The assumption is that if for a whole second we didn't see any VM
activity it is reasnoable to assume that the CPU is not using the
VM because it is idle or runs a long term single CPU bound task.

CPUs that do keep the vmstat_update periodic work scheduled are
used to monitor the CPUs that have turned vmstat_update off for
signs of VM activity and re-schedule the periodic work on them.

Care is taken to make sure at least one CPU stays with the
vmstat_update periodic work on always, including in the case
where the last standing vmstat_update runner is being taken
offline.

Signed-off-by: Gilad Ben-Yossef <gilad@benyossef.com>
Cc: Alessio Igor Bogani <abogani@kernel.org>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Avi Kivity <avi@redhat.com>
Cc: Chris Metcalf <cmetcalf@tilera.com>
Cc: Christoph Lameter <cl@linux.com>
Cc: Daniel Lezcano <daniel.lezcano@linaro.org>
Cc: Geoff Levand <geoff@infradead.org>
Cc: Gilad Ben Yossef <gilad@benyossef.com>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
Cc: Max Krasnyansky <maxk@qualcomm.com>
Cc: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Cc: Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@vyatta.com>
Cc: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
Cc: Sven-Thorsten Dietrich <thebigcorporation@gmail.com>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: Zen Lin <zen@openhuawei.org>

diff --git a/include/linux/vmstat.h b/include/linux/vmstat.h
index 65efb92..67bf202 100644
--- a/include/linux/vmstat.h
+++ b/include/linux/vmstat.h
@@ -200,7 +200,7 @@ extern void __inc_zone_state(struct zone *, enum
zone_stat_item);
extern void dec_zone_state(struct zone *, enum zone_stat_item);
extern void __dec_zone_state(struct zone *, enum zone_stat_item);

-void refresh_cpu_vm_stats(int);
+bool refresh_cpu_vm_stats(int);
void refresh_zone_stat_thresholds(void);

int calculate_pressure_threshold(struct zone *zone);
diff --git a/mm/vmstat.c b/mm/vmstat.c
index f600557..a835dc3 100644
--- a/mm/vmstat.c
+++ b/mm/vmstat.c
@@ -14,6 +14,7 @@
#include <linux/module.h>
#include <linux/slab.h>
#include <linux/cpu.h>
+#include <linux/cpumask.h>
#include <linux/vmstat.h>
#include <linux/sched.h>
#include <linux/math64.h>
@@ -434,11 +435,12 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(dec_zone_page_state);
* with the global counters. These could cause remote node cache line
* bouncing and will have to be only done when necessary.
*/
-void refresh_cpu_vm_stats(int cpu)
+bool refresh_cpu_vm_stats(int cpu)
{
struct zone *zone;
int i;
int global_diff[NR_VM_ZONE_STAT_ITEMS] = { 0, };
+ bool vm_activity = false;

for_each_populated_zone(zone) {
struct per_cpu_pageset *p;
@@ -485,14 +487,21 @@ void refresh_cpu_vm_stats(int cpu)
if (p->expire)
continue;

- if (p->pcp.count)
+ if (p->pcp.count) {
+ vm_activity = true;
drain_zone_pages(zone, &p->pcp);
+ }
#endif
}

for (i = 0; i < NR_VM_ZONE_STAT_ITEMS; i++)
- if (global_diff[i])
+ if (global_diff[i]) {
atomic_long_add(global_diff[i], &vm_stat[i]);
+ vm_activity = true;
+ }
+
+ return vm_activity;
+
}

#endif
@@ -1141,22 +1150,73 @@ static const struct file_operations
proc_vmstat_file_operations = {
#ifdef CONFIG_SMP
static DEFINE_PER_CPU(struct delayed_work, vmstat_work);
int sysctl_stat_interval __read_mostly = HZ;
+static struct cpumask vmstat_off_cpus;
+static DEFINE_MUTEX(vmstat_off_lock);

-static void vmstat_update(struct work_struct *w)
+static inline bool need_vmstat(int cpu)
{
- refresh_cpu_vm_stats(smp_processor_id());
- schedule_delayed_work(&__get_cpu_var(vmstat_work),
- round_jiffies_relative(sysctl_stat_interval));
+ struct zone *zone;
+ int i;
+
+ for_each_populated_zone(zone) {
+ struct per_cpu_pageset *p;
+
+ p = per_cpu_ptr(zone->pageset, cpu);
+
+ for (i = 0; i < NR_VM_ZONE_STAT_ITEMS; i++)
+ if (p->vm_stat_diff[i])
+ return true;
+
+ if (zone_to_nid(zone) != numa_node_id() && p->pcp.count)
+ return true;
+ }
+
+ return false;
}

-static void __cpuinit start_cpu_timer(int cpu)
+static void vmstat_update(struct work_struct *w);
+
+static void start_cpu_timer(int cpu)
{
struct delayed_work *work = &per_cpu(vmstat_work, cpu);

- INIT_DELAYED_WORK_DEFERRABLE(work, vmstat_update);
+ cpumask_clear_cpu(cpu, &vmstat_off_cpus);
schedule_delayed_work_on(cpu, work, __round_jiffies_relative(HZ, cpu));
}

+static void __cpuinit setup_cpu_timer(int cpu)
+{
+ struct delayed_work *work = &per_cpu(vmstat_work, cpu);
+
+ INIT_DELAYED_WORK_DEFERRABLE(work, vmstat_update);
+ start_cpu_timer(cpu);
+}
+
+static void vmstat_update(struct work_struct *w)
+{
+ int cpu, this_cpu = smp_processor_id();
+ int sleepy_cpu_counter = 0;
+ static spinlock_t lock;
+
+ if(spin_trylock(&lock)) {
+
+ for_each_cpu_and(cpu, &vmstat_off_cpus, cpu_online_mask)
+ if (need_vmstat(cpu))
+ start_cpu_timer(cpu);
+ else
+ sleepy_cpu_counter++;
+
+ spin_unlock(&lock);
+ }
+
+ if (likely(refresh_cpu_vm_stats(this_cpu) ||
+ (sleepy_cpu_counter >= num_online_cpus())))
+ schedule_delayed_work(&__get_cpu_var(vmstat_work),
+ round_jiffies_relative(sysctl_stat_interval));
+ else
+ cpumask_set_cpu(this_cpu, &vmstat_off_cpus);
+}
+
/*
* Use the cpu notifier to insure that the thresholds are recalculated
* when necessary.
@@ -1165,23 +1225,27 @@ static int __cpuinit
vmstat_cpuup_callback(struct notifier_block *nfb,
unsigned long action,
void *hcpu)
{
+ long this_cpu = smp_processor_id();
long cpu = (long)hcpu;

switch (action) {
case CPU_ONLINE:
case CPU_ONLINE_FROZEN:
refresh_zone_stat_thresholds();
- start_cpu_timer(cpu);
+ setup_cpu_timer(cpu);
node_set_state(cpu_to_node(cpu), N_CPU);
break;
case CPU_DOWN_PREPARE:
case CPU_DOWN_PREPARE_FROZEN:
- cancel_delayed_work_sync(&per_cpu(vmstat_work, cpu));
- per_cpu(vmstat_work, cpu).work.func = NULL;
+ if (!cpumask_test_cpu(cpu, &vmstat_off_cpus)) {
+ cancel_delayed_work_sync(&per_cpu(vmstat_work, cpu));
+ per_cpu(vmstat_work, cpu).work.func = NULL;
+ } else if (cpumask_test_cpu(this_cpu, &vmstat_off_cpus))
+ start_cpu_timer(this_cpu);
break;
case CPU_DOWN_FAILED:
case CPU_DOWN_FAILED_FROZEN:
- start_cpu_timer(cpu);
+ setup_cpu_timer(cpu);
break;
case CPU_DEAD:
case CPU_DEAD_FROZEN:
@@ -1205,7 +1269,7 @@ static int __init setup_vmstat(void)
register_cpu_notifier(&vmstat_notifier);

for_each_online_cpu(cpu)
- start_cpu_timer(cpu);
+ setup_cpu_timer(cpu);
#endif
#ifdef CONFIG_PROC_FS
proc_create("buddyinfo", S_IRUGO, NULL, &fragmentation_file_operations);


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