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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm/page_alloc: don't reserve ZONE_HIGHMEM for ZONE_MOVABLE request
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On Wed 06-09-17 13:35:25, Joonsoo Kim wrote:
> From: Joonsoo Kim <iamjoonsoo.kim@lge.com>
>
> Freepage on ZONE_HIGHMEM doesn't work for kernel memory so it's not that
> important to reserve.

I am still not convinced this is a good idea. I do agree that reserving
memory in both HIGHMEM and MOVABLE is just wasting memory but removing
the reserve from the highmem as well will result that an oom victim will
allocate from lower zones and that might have unexpected side effects.

Can we simply leave HIGHMEM reserve and only remove it from the movable
zone if both are present?

> When ZONE_MOVABLE is used, this problem would
> theorectically cause to decrease usable memory for GFP_HIGHUSER_MOVABLE
> allocation request which is mainly used for page cache and anon page
> allocation. So, fix it by setting 0 to
> sysctl_lowmem_reserve_ratio[ZONE_HIGHMEM].
>
> And, defining sysctl_lowmem_reserve_ratio array by MAX_NR_ZONES - 1 size
> makes code complex. For example, if there is highmem system, following
> reserve ratio is activated for *NORMAL ZONE* which would be easyily

s@easyily@easily@

> misleading people.
>
> #ifdef CONFIG_HIGHMEM
> 32
> #endif
>
> This patch also fix this situation by defining sysctl_lowmem_reserve_ratio
> array by MAX_NR_ZONES and place "#ifdef" to right place.

I would probably split this patch into two but this is up to you

> Reviewed-by: Aneesh Kumar K.V <aneesh.kumar@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> Acked-by: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>
> Signed-off-by: Joonsoo Kim <iamjoonsoo.kim@lge.com>
> ---
> Documentation/sysctl/vm.txt | 5 ++---
> include/linux/mmzone.h | 2 +-
> mm/page_alloc.c | 25 ++++++++++++++-----------
> 3 files changed, 17 insertions(+), 15 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/Documentation/sysctl/vm.txt b/Documentation/sysctl/vm.txt
> index 9baf66a..e9059d3 100644
> --- a/Documentation/sysctl/vm.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/sysctl/vm.txt
> @@ -336,8 +336,6 @@ The lowmem_reserve_ratio is an array. You can see them by reading this file.
> % cat /proc/sys/vm/lowmem_reserve_ratio
> 256 256 32
> -
> -Note: # of this elements is one fewer than number of zones. Because the highest
> - zone's value is not necessary for following calculation.
>
> But, these values are not used directly. The kernel calculates # of protection
> pages for each zones from them. These are shown as array of protection pages
> @@ -388,7 +386,8 @@ As above expression, they are reciprocal number of ratio.
> pages of higher zones on the node.
>
> If you would like to protect more pages, smaller values are effective.
> -The minimum value is 1 (1/1 -> 100%).
> +The minimum value is 1 (1/1 -> 100%). The value less than 1 completely
> +disables protection of the pages.
>
> ==============================================================
>
> diff --git a/include/linux/mmzone.h b/include/linux/mmzone.h
> index 356a814..d549c4e 100644
> --- a/include/linux/mmzone.h
> +++ b/include/linux/mmzone.h
> @@ -890,7 +890,7 @@ int min_free_kbytes_sysctl_handler(struct ctl_table *, int,
> void __user *, size_t *, loff_t *);
> int watermark_scale_factor_sysctl_handler(struct ctl_table *, int,
> void __user *, size_t *, loff_t *);
> -extern int sysctl_lowmem_reserve_ratio[MAX_NR_ZONES-1];
> +extern int sysctl_lowmem_reserve_ratio[MAX_NR_ZONES];
> int lowmem_reserve_ratio_sysctl_handler(struct ctl_table *, int,
> void __user *, size_t *, loff_t *);
> int percpu_pagelist_fraction_sysctl_handler(struct ctl_table *, int,
> diff --git a/mm/page_alloc.c b/mm/page_alloc.c
> index 0f34356..2a7f7e9 100644
> --- a/mm/page_alloc.c
> +++ b/mm/page_alloc.c
> @@ -203,17 +203,18 @@ static void __free_pages_ok(struct page *page, unsigned int order);
> * TBD: should special case ZONE_DMA32 machines here - in those we normally
> * don't need any ZONE_NORMAL reservation
> */
> -int sysctl_lowmem_reserve_ratio[MAX_NR_ZONES-1] = {
> +int sysctl_lowmem_reserve_ratio[MAX_NR_ZONES] = {
> #ifdef CONFIG_ZONE_DMA
> - 256,
> + [ZONE_DMA] = 256,
> #endif
> #ifdef CONFIG_ZONE_DMA32
> - 256,
> + [ZONE_DMA32] = 256,
> #endif
> + [ZONE_NORMAL] = 32,
> #ifdef CONFIG_HIGHMEM
> - 32,
> + [ZONE_HIGHMEM] = 0,
> #endif
> - 32,
> + [ZONE_MOVABLE] = 0,
> };
>
> EXPORT_SYMBOL(totalram_pages);
> @@ -6921,13 +6922,15 @@ static void setup_per_zone_lowmem_reserve(void)
> struct zone *lower_zone;
>
> idx--;
> -
> - if (sysctl_lowmem_reserve_ratio[idx] < 1)
> - sysctl_lowmem_reserve_ratio[idx] = 1;
> -
> lower_zone = pgdat->node_zones + idx;
> - lower_zone->lowmem_reserve[j] = managed_pages /
> - sysctl_lowmem_reserve_ratio[idx];
> +
> + if (sysctl_lowmem_reserve_ratio[idx] < 1) {
> + sysctl_lowmem_reserve_ratio[idx] = 0;
> + lower_zone->lowmem_reserve[j] = 0;
> + } else {
> + lower_zone->lowmem_reserve[j] =
> + managed_pages / sysctl_lowmem_reserve_ratio[idx];
> + }
> managed_pages += lower_zone->managed_pages;
> }
> }
> --
> 2.7.4
>

--
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs

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