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SubjectRe: [patch 1/3] mm: An enhancement of OVERCOMMIT_GUESS
Hi Kamezawa-san,

Thank you for your quick response. And sorry for slow response.

KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki wrote:

> Hideo AOKI <haoki@redhat.com> wrote:
>
>>Since __vm_enough_memory() doesn't know zone and cpuset information,
>>we have to guess proper value of lowmem_reserve in each zone
>>like I did in calculate_totalreserve_pages() in my patch.
>>Do you think that we can do this calculation every time?
>>
>>If it is good enough, I'll make revised patch.
>>
>
> I just thought to show "how to calculate" in unified way is better.

I got it.

> Do you have a detailed comparison of test result with and without this patch ?

Yes. I have test logs and attach them to this e-mail.

The logs are verbose output of my test kernel module which I already
sent to lkml.
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=114428121522349&w=2

Test machine was i386 4GB memory PC. I didn't use swap region.


Let me explain a few things about the log.

* 2.6.17-rc1-mm1

HIGH: <active 18220><inactive 12278><free 1419><sum 31917><present 622220>
NORMAL: <active 1618><inactive 2293><free 1397><sum 5308><present 225280>

The test module consumes free pages until the number of free pages
is less than pages_high.


<buf 3916><cache 31785><slab reclaim 1550><swap 0> <+ 1> <target 33336>

This line shows the status of memory just before the module calls
__vm_enough_memory(). Meaning of each item is below.

buf: bufferram
cache: page cache
slab reclaim: slab_reclaim_pages
swap: nr_swap_pages
+: margin
target: the number of pages to ask __vm_enough_memory()


Test MAY be <failed>.

This line shows __vm_enough_memory() returned success.


Please let me know if you have any questions and suggestions.

Regards,
Hideo Aoki

---
Hideo Aoki, Hitachi Computer Products (America) Inc.
* 2.6.17-rc1-mm1

Apr 6 20:33:33 dhcp1 kernel: Test module was loaded. <mode 1>
Apr 6 20:33:33 dhcp1 kernel: init ...<3>done
Apr 6 20:33:33 dhcp1 kernel:
Apr 6 20:33:33 dhcp1 kernel: HIGH: <active 18238><inactive 12278><free 590698><sum 621214><present 622220>
Apr 6 20:33:34 dhcp1 kernel: HighMem <target 589272>, <3>
Apr 6 20:33:34 dhcp1 kernel: HIGH: <active 18220><inactive 12278><free 1512><sum 32010><present 622220>
Apr 6 20:33:34 dhcp1 kernel:
Apr 6 20:33:34 dhcp1 kernel: HIGH: <active 18220><inactive 12278><free 1512><sum 32010><present 622220>
Apr 6 20:33:34 dhcp1 kernel: HighMem <target 86>, <3>
Apr 6 20:33:34 dhcp1 kernel: HIGH: <active 18220><inactive 12278><free 1419><sum 31917><present 622220>
Apr 6 20:33:34 dhcp1 kernel: already satisfied
Apr 6 20:33:34 dhcp1 kernel:
Apr 6 20:33:34 dhcp1 kernel: NORMAL: <active 1618><inactive 2277><free 205532><sum 209427><present 225280>
Apr 6 20:33:34 dhcp1 kernel: Normal <target 204124>, <3>
Apr 6 20:33:34 dhcp1 kernel: NORMAL: <active 1618><inactive 2291><free 1490><sum 5399><present 225280>
Apr 6 20:33:34 dhcp1 kernel:
Apr 6 20:33:34 dhcp1 kernel: NORMAL: <active 1618><inactive 2293><free 1490><sum 5401><present 225280>
Apr 6 20:33:34 dhcp1 kernel: Normal <target 82>, <3>
Apr 6 20:33:34 dhcp1 kernel: NORMAL: <active 1618><inactive 2293><free 1428><sum 5339><present 225280>
Apr 6 20:33:34 dhcp1 kernel:
Apr 6 20:33:34 dhcp1 kernel: NORMAL: <active 1618><inactive 2293><free 1428><sum 5339><present 225280>
Apr 6 20:33:34 dhcp1 kernel: Normal <target 20>, <3>
Apr 6 20:33:34 dhcp1 kernel: NORMAL: <active 1618><inactive 2293><free 1397><sum 5308><present 225280>
Apr 6 20:33:34 dhcp1 kernel: already satisfied
Apr 6 20:33:34 dhcp1 kernel: concrete test ...
Apr 6 20:33:34 dhcp1 kernel: <buf 3916><cache 31785><slab reclaim 1550><swap 0> <+ 1> <target 33336>
Apr 6 20:33:34 dhcp1 kernel: Test MAY be <failed>.
Apr 6 20:33:34 dhcp1 kernel: allocation failed: out of vmalloc space - use
vmalloc=<size> to increase size.
Apr 6 20:33:35 dhcp1 kernel: allocation failed: out of vmalloc space - use
vmalloc=<size> to increase size.
Apr 6 20:33:35 dhcp1 kernel: Test SURELY was <FAILED>.
Apr 6 20:33:35 dhcp1 kernel: concrete test ...done.
* 2.6.17-rc1-mm1 + patches

Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel: Test module was loaded. <mode 1>
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel: init ...<3>done
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel:
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel: HIGH: <active 17074><inactive 13427><free 590727><sum 621228><present 622220>
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel: HighMem <target 589301>, <3>
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel: HIGH: <active 17074><inactive 13427><free 1479><sum 31980><present 622220>
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel:
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel: HIGH: <active 17074><inactive 13427><free 1479><sum 31980><present 622220>
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel: HighMem <target 53>, <3>
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel: HIGH: <active 17074><inactive 13427><free 1417><sum 31918><present 622220>
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel: already satisfied
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel:
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel: NORMAL: <active 1626><inactive 2248><free 205669><sum 209543><present 225280>
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel: Normal <target 204261>, <3>
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel: NORMAL: <active 1626><inactive 2262><free 1441><sum 5329><present 225280>
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel:
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel: NORMAL: <active 1626><inactive 2264><free 1441><sum 5331><present 225280>
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel: Normal <target 33>, <3>
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel: NORMAL: <active 1626><inactive 2264><free 1410><sum 5300><present 225280>
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel:
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel: NORMAL: <active 1626><inactive 2264><free 1410><sum 5300><present 225280>
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel: Normal <target 2>, <3>
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel: NORMAL: <active 1626><inactive 2265><free 1410><sum 5301><present 225280>
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel:
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel: NORMAL: <active 1626><inactive 2265><free 1410><sum 5301><present 225280>
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel: Normal <target 2>, <3>
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel: NORMAL: <active 1626><inactive 2265><free 1410><sum 5301><present 225280>
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel:
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel: NORMAL: <active 1626><inactive 2265><free 1410><sum 5301><present 225280>
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel: Normal <target 2>, <3>
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel: NORMAL: <active 1626><inactive 2265><free 1410><sum 5301><present 225280>
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel:
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel: NORMAL: <active 1626><inactive 2265><free 1410><sum 5301><present 225280>
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel: Normal <target 2>, <3>
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel: NORMAL: <active 1626><inactive 2265><free 1410><sum 5301><present 225280>
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel:
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel: NORMAL: <active 1626><inactive 2265><free 1410><sum 5301><present 225280>
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel: Normal <target 2>, <3>
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel: NORMAL: <active 1626><inactive 2265><free 1410><sum 5301><present 225280>
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel:
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel: NORMAL: <active 1626><inactive 2265><free 1410><sum 5301><present 225280>
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel: Normal <target 2>, <3>
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel: NORMAL: <active 1626><inactive 2265><free 1410><sum 5301><present 225280>
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel:
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel: NORMAL: <active 1626><inactive 2265><free 1410><sum 5301><present 225280>
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel: Normal <target 2>, <3>
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel: NORMAL: <active 1626><inactive 2265><free 1410><sum 5301><present 225280>
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel:
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel: NORMAL: <active 1626><inactive 2265><free 1410><sum 5301><present 225280>
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel: Normal <target 2>, <3>
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel: NORMAL: <active 1626><inactive 2265><free 1379><sum 5270><present 225280>
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel: already satisfied
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel: concrete test ...
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel: <buf 3902><cache 31720><slab reclaim 1538><swap 0> <+ 1> <target 33259>
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel: Test was <PASSED>.
Apr 6 20:56:36 dhcp1 kernel: concrete test ...done.
Apr 6 20:56:48 dhcp1 kernel: Unloading module ...
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