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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] mm/slub: wake up kswapd for initial high order allocation
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On 09/06/2017 06:37 AM, js1304@gmail.com wrote:
> From: Joonsoo Kim <iamjoonsoo.kim@lge.com>
>
> slub uses higher order allocation than it actually needs. In this case,
> we don't want to do direct reclaim to make such a high order page since
> it causes a big latency to the user. Instead, we would like to fallback
> lower order allocation that it actually needs.
>
> However, we also want to get this higher order page in the next time
> in order to get the best performance and it would be a role of
> the background thread like as kswapd and kcompactd. To wake up them,
> we should not clear __GFP_KSWAPD_RECLAIM.
>
> Unlike this intention, current code clears __GFP_KSWAPD_RECLAIM so fix it.
> Current unintended code is done by Mel's commit 444eb2a449ef ("mm: thp:
> set THP defrag by default to madvise and add a stall-free defrag option")
> for slub part. It removes a special case in __alloc_page_slowpath()
> where including __GFP_THISNODE and lacking ~__GFP_DIRECT_RECLAIM
> effectively means also lacking __GFP_KSWAPD_RECLAIM. However, slub
> doesn't use __GFP_THISNODE so it is not the case for this purpose. So,
> partially reverting this code in slub doesn't hurt Mel's intention.
>
> Note that this patch does some clean up, too.
> __GFP_NOFAIL is cleared twice so remove one.
>
> Signed-off-by: Joonsoo Kim <iamjoonsoo.kim@lge.com>

Acked-by: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>

> ---
> mm/slub.c | 8 ++++++--
> 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/mm/slub.c b/mm/slub.c
> index 163352c..45f4a4b 100644
> --- a/mm/slub.c
> +++ b/mm/slub.c
> @@ -1578,8 +1578,12 @@ static struct page *allocate_slab(struct kmem_cache *s, gfp_t flags, int node)
> * so we fall-back to the minimum order allocation.
> */
> alloc_gfp = (flags | __GFP_NOWARN | __GFP_NORETRY) & ~__GFP_NOFAIL;
> - if ((alloc_gfp & __GFP_DIRECT_RECLAIM) && oo_order(oo) > oo_order(s->min))
> - alloc_gfp = (alloc_gfp | __GFP_NOMEMALLOC) & ~(__GFP_RECLAIM|__GFP_NOFAIL);
> + if (oo_order(oo) > oo_order(s->min)) {
> + if (alloc_gfp & __GFP_DIRECT_RECLAIM) {
> + alloc_gfp |= __GFP_NOMEMALLOC;
> + alloc_gfp &= ~__GFP_DIRECT_RECLAIM;
> + }
> + }
>
> page = alloc_slab_page(s, alloc_gfp, node, oo);
> if (unlikely(!page)) {
>

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