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Subject[PATCH] mm: correct page->pfmemalloc to fix deactivate_slab regression
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commit cfd19c5a9ec (mm: only set page->pfmemalloc when
ALLOC_NO_WATERMARKS was used) try to narrow down page->pfmemalloc
setting, but it missed some places the pfmemalloc should be set.

So, in __slab_alloc, the unalignment pfmemalloc and ALLOC_NO_WATERMARKS
cause incorrect deactivate_slab() on our core2 server:

64.73% fio [kernel.kallsyms] [k] _raw_spin_lock
|
--- _raw_spin_lock
|
|---0.34%-- deactivate_slab
| __slab_alloc
| kmem_cache_alloc
| |
That causes our fio sync write performance has 40% regression.

This patch move the checking in get_page_from_freelist, that resolved
this issue.

Signed-off-by: Alex Shi <alex.shi@intel.com>
---
mm/page_alloc.c | 21 +++++++++++----------
1 files changed, 11 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)
diff --git a/mm/page_alloc.c b/mm/page_alloc.c
index 009ac28..07f1924 100644
--- a/mm/page_alloc.c
+++ b/mm/page_alloc.c
@@ -1928,6 +1928,17 @@ this_zone_full:
zlc_active = 0;
goto zonelist_scan;
}
+
+ if (page)
+ /*
+ * page->pfmemalloc is set when ALLOC_NO_WATERMARKS was
+ * necessary to allocate the page. The expectation is
+ * that the caller is taking steps that will free more
+ * memory. The caller should avoid the page being used
+ * for !PFMEMALLOC purposes.
+ */
+ page->pfmemalloc = !!(alloc_flags & ALLOC_NO_WATERMARKS);
+
return page;
}

@@ -2389,14 +2400,6 @@ rebalance:
zonelist, high_zoneidx, nodemask,
preferred_zone, migratetype);
if (page) {
- /*
- * page->pfmemalloc is set when ALLOC_NO_WATERMARKS was
- * necessary to allocate the page. The expectation is
- * that the caller is taking steps that will free more
- * memory. The caller should avoid the page being used
- * for !PFMEMALLOC purposes.
- */
- page->pfmemalloc = true;
goto got_pg;
}
}
@@ -2569,8 +2572,6 @@ retry_cpuset:
page = __alloc_pages_slowpath(gfp_mask, order,
zonelist, high_zoneidx, nodemask,
preferred_zone, migratetype);
- else
- page->pfmemalloc = false;

trace_mm_page_alloc(page, order, gfp_mask, migratetype);

--
1.7.5.4


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