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Subject[PATCH] low-latency zap_page_range
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The lock hold time in zap_page_range is horrid.  This patch breaks the
work up into chunks and relinquishes the lock after each iteration.
This drastically lowers latency by creating a preemption point, as well
as lowering lock contention.

The chunk size is ZAP_BLOCK_SIZE and currently 256*PAGE_SIZE.

This lowers the maximum latency in zap_page_range from 10~20ms (on a
dual Athlon - one of the worst latencies recorded) to unmeasurable.

I made a couple other cleanups and optimizations:

- remove unneeded dir variable and call to pgd_offset - nothing
uses this anymore as the code was pushed to unmap_page_range

- removed duplicated start variable - it is the same as address

- BUG -> BUG_ON in unmap_page_range

- remove redundant BUG from zap_page_range - the same check is
done in unmap_page_range

- better comments

Patch is against 2.5.27, please apply.

Robert Love

diff -urN linux-2.5.27/mm/memory.c linux/mm/memory.c
--- linux-2.5.27/mm/memory.c Sat Jul 20 12:11:17 2002
+++ linux/mm/memory.c Sat Jul 20 12:56:18 2002
@@ -390,8 +390,8 @@
{
pgd_t * dir;

- if (address >= end)
- BUG();
+ BUG_ON(address >= end);
+
dir = pgd_offset(vma->vm_mm, address);
tlb_start_vma(tlb, vma);
do {
@@ -402,34 +402,42 @@
tlb_end_vma(tlb, vma);
}

-/*
- * remove user pages in a given range.
+#define ZAP_BLOCK_SIZE (256 * PAGE_SIZE) /* how big a chunk we loop over */
+
+/**
+ * zap_page_range - remove user pages in a given range
+ * @vma: vm_area_struct holding the applicable pages
+ * @address: starting address of pages to zap
+ * @size: number of bytes to zap
*/
void zap_page_range(struct vm_area_struct *vma, unsigned long address, unsigned long size)
{
struct mm_struct *mm = vma->vm_mm;
mmu_gather_t *tlb;
- pgd_t * dir;
- unsigned long start = address, end = address + size;
-
- dir = pgd_offset(mm, address);
+ unsigned long end, block;

/*
- * This is a long-lived spinlock. That's fine.
- * There's no contention, because the page table
- * lock only protects against kswapd anyway, and
- * even if kswapd happened to be looking at this
- * process we _want_ it to get stuck.
+ * This was once a long-held spinlock. Now we break the
+ * work up into ZAP_BLOCK_SIZE units and relinquish the
+ * lock after each interation. This drastically lowers
+ * lock contention and allows for a preemption point.
*/
- if (address >= end)
- BUG();
- spin_lock(&mm->page_table_lock);
- flush_cache_range(vma, address, end);
-
- tlb = tlb_gather_mmu(mm, 0);
- unmap_page_range(tlb, vma, address, end);
- tlb_finish_mmu(tlb, start, end);
- spin_unlock(&mm->page_table_lock);
+ while (size) {
+ block = (size > ZAP_BLOCK_SIZE) ? ZAP_BLOCK_SIZE : size;
+ end = address + block;
+
+ spin_lock(&mm->page_table_lock);
+
+ flush_cache_range(vma, address, end);
+ tlb = tlb_gather_mmu(mm, 0);
+ unmap_page_range(tlb, vma, address, end);
+ tlb_finish_mmu(tlb, address, end);
+
+ spin_unlock(&mm->page_table_lock);
+
+ address += block;
+ size -= block;
+ }
}

/*
-
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