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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 07/25] memcg: Reclaim when more than one page needed.
On Mon 18-06-12 14:28:00, Glauber Costa wrote:
> From: Suleiman Souhlal <ssouhlal@FreeBSD.org>
>
> mem_cgroup_do_charge() was written before slab accounting, and expects
> three cases: being called for 1 page, being called for a stock of 32 pages,
> or being called for a hugepage. If we call for 2 or 3 pages (and several
> slabs used in process creation are such, at least with the debug options I
> had), it assumed it's being called for stock and just retried without reclaiming.
>
> Fix that by passing down a minsize argument in addition to the csize.
>
> And what to do about that (csize == PAGE_SIZE && ret) retry? If it's
> needed at all (and presumably is since it's there, perhaps to handle
> races), then it should be extended to more than PAGE_SIZE, yet how far?
> And should there be a retry count limit, of what? For now retry up to
> COSTLY_ORDER (as page_alloc.c does), stay safe with a cond_resched(),
> and make sure not to do it if __GFP_NORETRY.
>
> [v4: fixed nr pages calculation pointed out by Christoph Lameter ]
>
> Signed-off-by: Suleiman Souhlal <suleiman@google.com>
> Signed-off-by: Glauber Costa <glommer@parallels.com>
> Reviewed-by: Kamezawa Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com>

I think this is not ready to be merged yet.
Two comments below.

[...]
> @@ -2210,18 +2211,18 @@ static int mem_cgroup_do_charge(struct mem_cgroup *memcg, gfp_t gfp_mask,
> } else
> mem_over_limit = mem_cgroup_from_res_counter(fail_res, res);
> /*
> - * nr_pages can be either a huge page (HPAGE_PMD_NR), a batch
> - * of regular pages (CHARGE_BATCH), or a single regular page (1).
> - *
> * Never reclaim on behalf of optional batching, retry with a
> * single page instead.
> */
> - if (nr_pages == CHARGE_BATCH)
> + if (nr_pages > min_pages)
> return CHARGE_RETRY;
>
> if (!(gfp_mask & __GFP_WAIT))
> return CHARGE_WOULDBLOCK;
>
> + if (gfp_mask & __GFP_NORETRY)
> + return CHARGE_NOMEM;

This is kmem specific and should be preparated out in case this should
be merged before the rest.
Btw. I assume that oom==false when called from kmem...

> +
> ret = mem_cgroup_reclaim(mem_over_limit, gfp_mask, flags);
> if (mem_cgroup_margin(mem_over_limit) >= nr_pages)
> return CHARGE_RETRY;
> @@ -2234,8 +2235,10 @@ static int mem_cgroup_do_charge(struct mem_cgroup *memcg, gfp_t gfp_mask,
> * unlikely to succeed so close to the limit, and we fall back
> * to regular pages anyway in case of failure.
> */
> - if (nr_pages == 1 && ret)
> + if (nr_pages <= (1 << PAGE_ALLOC_COSTLY_ORDER) && ret) {
> + cond_resched();
> return CHARGE_RETRY;
> + }

What prevents us from looping for unbounded amount of time here?
Maybe you need to consider the number of reclaimed pages here.

>
> /*
> * At task move, charge accounts can be doubly counted. So, it's
> @@ -2369,7 +2372,8 @@ again:
> nr_oom_retries = MEM_CGROUP_RECLAIM_RETRIES;
> }
>
> - ret = mem_cgroup_do_charge(memcg, gfp_mask, batch, oom_check);
> + ret = mem_cgroup_do_charge(memcg, gfp_mask, batch, nr_pages,
> + oom_check);
> switch (ret) {
> case CHARGE_OK:
> break;
> --
> 1.7.10.2
>
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