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Subject[PATCH 0/4] make balloon pages movable by compaction
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This patchset follows the main idea discussed at 2012 LSFMMS section:
"Ballooning for transparent huge pages" -- http://lwn.net/Articles/490114/

to introduce the required changes to the virtio_balloon driver, as well as
changes to the core compaction & migration bits, in order to allow
memory balloon pages become movable within a guest.

Rafael Aquini (4):
mm: introduce compaction and migration for virtio ballooned pages
virtio_balloon: handle concurrent accesses to virtio_balloon struct
elements
virtio_balloon: introduce migration primitives to balloon pages
mm: add vm event counters for balloon pages compaction

drivers/virtio/virtio_balloon.c | 142 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++----
include/linux/mm.h | 17 +++++
include/linux/virtio_balloon.h | 6 ++
include/linux/vm_event_item.h | 2 +
mm/compaction.c | 74 ++++++++++++++++++++
mm/migrate.c | 32 ++++++++-
mm/vmstat.c | 4 ++
7 files changed, 263 insertions(+), 14 deletions(-)

Preliminary test results:
(2 VCPU 1024mB RAM KVM guest running 3.5.0_rc4+)

* 64mB balloon:
[root@localhost ~]# awk '/compact/ {print}' /proc/vmstat
compact_blocks_moved 0
compact_pages_moved 0
compact_pagemigrate_failed 0
compact_stall 0
compact_fail 0
compact_success 0
compact_balloon_migrated 0
compact_balloon_failed 0
compact_balloon_isolated 0
compact_balloon_freed 0
[root@localhost ~]#
[root@localhost ~]# for i in $(seq 1 4); do echo 1> /proc/sys/vm/compact_memory & done &>/dev/null
[1] Done echo > /proc/sys/vm/compact_memory
[2] Done echo > /proc/sys/vm/compact_memory
[3]- Done echo > /proc/sys/vm/compact_memory
[4]+ Done echo > /proc/sys/vm/compact_memory
[root@localhost ~]#
[root@localhost ~]# awk '/compact/ {print}' /proc/vmstat
compact_blocks_moved 2683
compact_pages_moved 47502
compact_pagemigrate_failed 61
compact_stall 0
compact_fail 0
compact_success 0
compact_balloon_migrated 16384
compact_balloon_failed 0
compact_balloon_isolated 16384
compact_balloon_freed 16384

* 128mB balloon:
[root@localhost ~]# awk '/compact/ {print}' /proc/vmstat
compact_blocks_moved 0
compact_pages_moved 0
compact_pagemigrate_failed 0
compact_stall 0
compact_fail 0
compact_success 0
compact_balloon_migrated 0
compact_balloon_failed 0
compact_balloon_isolated 0
compact_balloon_freed 0
[root@localhost ~]#
[root@localhost ~]# for i in $(seq 1 4); do echo 1> /proc/sys/vm/compact_memory & done &>/dev/null
[1] Done echo > /proc/sys/vm/compact_memory
[2] Done echo > /proc/sys/vm/compact_memory
[3]- Done echo > /proc/sys/vm/compact_memory
[4]+ Done echo > /proc/sys/vm/compact_memory
[root@localhost ~]# awk '/compact/ {print}' /proc/vmstat
compact_blocks_moved 2624
compact_pages_moved 49195
compact_pagemigrate_failed 54
compact_stall 0
compact_fail 0
compact_success 0
compact_balloon_migrated 29350
compact_balloon_failed 29
compact_balloon_isolated 29379
compact_balloon_freed 29350
--
1.7.10.2


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