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SubjectRe: [PATCH] zsmalloc: zs_page_migrate: schedule free_work if zspage is ZS_EMPTY
On Mon, Aug 14, 2017 at 05:11:50PM +0800, Hui Zhu wrote:
> 2017-08-14 16:31 GMT+08:00 Minchan Kim <minchan@kernel.org>:
> > Hi Hui,
> >
> > On Mon, Aug 14, 2017 at 02:34:46PM +0800, Hui Zhu wrote:
> >> After commit e2846124f9a2 ("zsmalloc: zs_page_migrate: skip unnecessary
> >> loops but not return -EBUSY if zspage is not inuse") zs_page_migrate
> >> can handle the ZS_EMPTY zspage.
> >>
> >> But it will affect the free_work free the zspage. That will make this
> >> ZS_EMPTY zspage stay in system until another zspage wake up free_work.
> >>
> >> Make this patch let zs_page_migrate wake up free_work if need.
> >>
> >> Fixes: e2846124f9a2 ("zsmalloc: zs_page_migrate: skip unnecessary loops but not return -EBUSY if zspage is not inuse")
> >> Signed-off-by: Hui Zhu <zhuhui@xiaomi.com>
> >
> > This patch makes me remind why I didn't try to migrate empty zspage
> > as you did e2846124f9a2. I have forgotten it toally.
> >
> > We cannot guarantee when the freeing of the page happens if we use
> > deferred freeing in zs_page_migrate. However, we returns
> > MIGRATEPAGE_SUCCESS which is totally lie.
> > Without instant freeing the page, it doesn't help the migration
> > situation. No?
> >
>
> Sorry I think the reason is I didn't introduce this clear.
> After I patch e2846124f9a2. I got some false in zs_page_isolate:
> if (get_zspage_inuse(zspage) == 0) {
> spin_unlock(&class->lock);
> return false;
> }
> The page of this zspage was migrated in before.
>
> So I think e2846124f9a2 is OK that MIGRATEPAGE_SUCCESS with the "page".
> But it keep the "newpage" with a empty zspage inside system.
> Root cause is zs_page_isolate remove it from ZS_EMPTY list but not
> call zs_page_putback "schedule_work(&pool->free_work);". Because
> zs_page_migrate done the job without
> "schedule_work(&pool->free_work);"
>
> That is why I made the new patch.

Thanks. Now I got it. Could you resend the patch with such detailed
information?

< snip >

> >> + if (!is_zspage_isolated(zspage)) {
> >> + /*
> >> + * The page and class is locked, we cannot free zspage
> >> + * immediately so let's defer.

Please put more words about that why we should calls schedule_work
in here.

Thanks!

> >> + */
> >> + if (putback_zspage(class, zspage) == ZS_EMPTY)
> >> + schedule_work(&pool->free_work);
> >> + }
> >>
> >> reset_page(page);
> >> put_page(page);
> >> --
> >> 1.9.1
> >>
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