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SubjectRe: [PATCH -mm -v4 01/21] mm, THP, swap: Enable PMD swap operations for CONFIG_THP_SWAP
On Sun, Jul 8, 2018 at 10:40 PM, Huang, Ying <ying.huang@intel.com> wrote:
> Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com> writes:
>
>> On Thu, Jun 21, 2018 at 8:55 PM Huang, Ying <ying.huang@intel.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> From: Huang Ying <ying.huang@intel.com>
>>>
>>> Previously, the PMD swap operations are only enabled for
>>> CONFIG_ARCH_ENABLE_THP_MIGRATION. Because they are only used by the
>>> THP migration support. We will support PMD swap mapping to the huge
>>> swap cluster and swapin the THP as a whole. That will be enabled via
>>> CONFIG_THP_SWAP and needs these PMD swap operations. So enable the
>>> PMD swap operations for CONFIG_THP_SWAP too.
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by: "Huang, Ying" <ying.huang@intel.com>
>>> Cc: "Kirill A. Shutemov" <kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com>
>>> Cc: Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com>
>>> Cc: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
>>> Cc: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>
>>> Cc: Shaohua Li <shli@kernel.org>
>>> Cc: Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com>
>>> Cc: Minchan Kim <minchan@kernel.org>
>>> Cc: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>
>>> Cc: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@linux.intel.com>
>>> Cc: Naoya Horiguchi <n-horiguchi@ah.jp.nec.com>
>>> Cc: Zi Yan <zi.yan@cs.rutgers.edu>
>>> Cc: Daniel Jordan <daniel.m.jordan@oracle.com>
>>> ---
>>> arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable.h | 2 +-
>>> include/asm-generic/pgtable.h | 2 +-
>>> include/linux/swapops.h | 44 ++++++++++++++++++++++--------------------
>>> 3 files changed, 25 insertions(+), 23 deletions(-)
>>>
>>> diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable.h
>>> index 99ecde23c3ec..13bf58838daf 100644
>>> --- a/arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable.h
>>> +++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable.h
>>> @@ -1224,7 +1224,7 @@ static inline pte_t pte_swp_clear_soft_dirty(pte_t pte)
>>> return pte_clear_flags(pte, _PAGE_SWP_SOFT_DIRTY);
>>> }
>>>
>>> -#ifdef CONFIG_ARCH_ENABLE_THP_MIGRATION
>>> +#if defined(CONFIG_ARCH_ENABLE_THP_MIGRATION) || defined(CONFIG_THP_SWAP)
>>
>> How about introducing a new config symbol representing the common
>> infrastructure between the two and have them select that symbol.
>
> The common infrastructure shared by two mechanisms is PMD swap entry.
> But I didn't find there are many places where the common infrastructure
> is used. So I think it may be over-engineering to introduce a new
> config symbol but use it for so few times.
>
>> Would that also allow us to clean up the usage of
>> CONFIG_ARCH_ENABLE_THP_MIGRATION in fs/proc/task_mmu.c? In other
>> words, what's the point of having nice ifdef'd alternatives in header
>> files when ifdefs are still showing up in C files, all of it should be
>> optionally determined by header files.
>
> Unfortunately, I think it is not a easy task to wrap all C code via
> #ifdef in header files. And it may be over-engineering to wrap them
> all. I guess this is why there are still some #ifdef in C files.

That's the entire point. Yes, over-engineer the header files so the
actual C code is more readable.

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