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Subject[REPOST] [PATCH 3/3] Provide control over unmapped pages (v3)
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Changelog v2
1. Use a config option to enable the code (Andrew Morton)
2. Explain the magic tunables in the code or at-least attempt
to explain them (General comment)
3. Hint uses of the boot parameter with unlikely (Andrew Morton)
4. Use better names (balanced is not a good naming convention)

Provide control using zone_reclaim() and a boot parameter. The
code reuses functionality from zone_reclaim() to isolate unmapped
pages and reclaim them as a priority, ahead of other mapped pages.

Signed-off-by: Balbir Singh <balbir@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
---
Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt | 8 +++
include/linux/swap.h | 21 ++++++--
init/Kconfig | 12 ++++
kernel/sysctl.c | 2 +
mm/page_alloc.c | 9 +++
mm/vmscan.c | 97 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
6 files changed, 142 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
index dd8fe2b..f52b0bd 100644
--- a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
+++ b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
@@ -2515,6 +2515,14 @@ and is between 256 and 4096 characters. It is defined in the file
[X86]
Set unknown_nmi_panic=1 early on boot.

+ unmapped_page_control
+ [KNL] Available if CONFIG_UNMAPPED_PAGECACHE_CONTROL
+ is enabled. It controls the amount of unmapped memory
+ that is present in the system. This boot option plus
+ vm.min_unmapped_ratio (sysctl) provide granular control
+ over how much unmapped page cache can exist in the system
+ before kswapd starts reclaiming unmapped page cache pages.
+
usbcore.autosuspend=
[USB] The autosuspend time delay (in seconds) used
for newly-detected USB devices (default 2). This
diff --git a/include/linux/swap.h b/include/linux/swap.h
index ac5c06e..773d7e5 100644
--- a/include/linux/swap.h
+++ b/include/linux/swap.h
@@ -253,19 +253,32 @@ extern int vm_swappiness;
extern int remove_mapping(struct address_space *mapping, struct page *page);
extern long vm_total_pages;

+#if defined(CONFIG_UNMAPPED_PAGECACHE_CONTROL) || defined(CONFIG_NUMA)
extern int sysctl_min_unmapped_ratio;
extern int zone_reclaim(struct zone *, gfp_t, unsigned int);
-#ifdef CONFIG_NUMA
-extern int zone_reclaim_mode;
-extern int sysctl_min_slab_ratio;
#else
-#define zone_reclaim_mode 0
static inline int zone_reclaim(struct zone *z, gfp_t mask, unsigned int order)
{
return 0;
}
#endif

+#if defined(CONFIG_UNMAPPED_PAGECACHE_CONTROL)
+extern bool should_reclaim_unmapped_pages(struct zone *zone);
+#else
+static inline bool should_reclaim_unmapped_pages(struct zone *zone)
+{
+ return false;
+}
+#endif
+
+#ifdef CONFIG_NUMA
+extern int zone_reclaim_mode;
+extern int sysctl_min_slab_ratio;
+#else
+#define zone_reclaim_mode 0
+#endif
+
extern int page_evictable(struct page *page, struct vm_area_struct *vma);
extern void scan_mapping_unevictable_pages(struct address_space *);

diff --git a/init/Kconfig b/init/Kconfig
index 3eb22ad..78c9169 100644
--- a/init/Kconfig
+++ b/init/Kconfig
@@ -782,6 +782,18 @@ endif # NAMESPACES
config MM_OWNER
bool

+config UNMAPPED_PAGECACHE_CONTROL
+ bool "Provide control over unmapped page cache"
+ default n
+ help
+ This option adds support for controlling unmapped page cache
+ via a boot parameter (unmapped_page_control). The boot parameter
+ with sysctl (vm.min_unmapped_ratio) control the total number
+ of unmapped pages in the system. This feature is useful if
+ you want to limit the amount of unmapped page cache or want
+ to reduce page cache duplication in a virtualized environment.
+ If unsure say 'N'
+
config SYSFS_DEPRECATED
bool "enable deprecated sysfs features to support old userspace tools"
depends on SYSFS
diff --git a/kernel/sysctl.c b/kernel/sysctl.c
index e40040e..ab2c60a 100644
--- a/kernel/sysctl.c
+++ b/kernel/sysctl.c
@@ -1211,6 +1211,7 @@ static struct ctl_table vm_table[] = {
.extra1 = &zero,
},
#endif
+#if defined(CONFIG_UNMAPPED_PAGE_CONTROL) || defined(CONFIG_NUMA)
{
.procname = "min_unmapped_ratio",
.data = &sysctl_min_unmapped_ratio,
@@ -1220,6 +1221,7 @@ static struct ctl_table vm_table[] = {
.extra1 = &zero,
.extra2 = &one_hundred,
},
+#endif
#ifdef CONFIG_NUMA
{
.procname = "zone_reclaim_mode",
diff --git a/mm/page_alloc.c b/mm/page_alloc.c
index 1845a97..1c9fbab 100644
--- a/mm/page_alloc.c
+++ b/mm/page_alloc.c
@@ -1662,6 +1662,9 @@ zonelist_scan:
unsigned long mark;
int ret;

+ if (should_reclaim_unmapped_pages(zone))
+ wakeup_kswapd(zone, order);
+
mark = zone->watermark[alloc_flags & ALLOC_WMARK_MASK];
if (zone_watermark_ok(zone, order, mark,
classzone_idx, alloc_flags))
@@ -4154,10 +4157,12 @@ static void __paginginit free_area_init_core(struct pglist_data *pgdat,

zone->spanned_pages = size;
zone->present_pages = realsize;
-#ifdef CONFIG_NUMA
- zone->node = nid;
+#if defined(CONFIG_UNMAPPED_PAGE_CONTROL) || defined(CONFIG_NUMA)
zone->min_unmapped_pages = (realsize*sysctl_min_unmapped_ratio)
/ 100;
+#endif
+#ifdef CONFIG_NUMA
+ zone->node = nid;
zone->min_slab_pages = (realsize * sysctl_min_slab_ratio) / 100;
#endif
zone->name = zone_names[j];
diff --git a/mm/vmscan.c b/mm/vmscan.c
index 3b25423..9a6682c 100644
--- a/mm/vmscan.c
+++ b/mm/vmscan.c
@@ -158,6 +158,29 @@ static DECLARE_RWSEM(shrinker_rwsem);
#define scanning_global_lru(sc) (1)
#endif

+#if defined(CONFIG_UNMAPPED_PAGECACHE_CONTROL)
+static unsigned long reclaim_unmapped_pages(int priority, struct zone *zone,
+ struct scan_control *sc);
+static int unmapped_page_control __read_mostly;
+
+static int __init unmapped_page_control_parm(char *str)
+{
+ unmapped_page_control = 1;
+ /*
+ * XXX: Should we tweak swappiness here?
+ */
+ return 1;
+}
+__setup("unmapped_page_control", unmapped_page_control_parm);
+
+#else /* !CONFIG_UNMAPPED_PAGECACHE_CONTROL */
+static inline unsigned long reclaim_unmapped_pages(int priority,
+ struct zone *zone, struct scan_control *sc)
+{
+ return 0;
+}
+#endif
+
static struct zone_reclaim_stat *get_reclaim_stat(struct zone *zone,
struct scan_control *sc)
{
@@ -2297,6 +2320,12 @@ loop_again:
shrink_active_list(SWAP_CLUSTER_MAX, zone,
&sc, priority, 0);

+ /*
+ * We do unmapped page reclaim once here and once
+ * below, so that we don't lose out
+ */
+ reclaim_unmapped_pages(priority, zone, &sc);
+
if (!zone_watermark_ok_safe(zone, order,
high_wmark_pages(zone), 0, 0)) {
end_zone = i;
@@ -2332,6 +2361,11 @@ loop_again:
continue;

sc.nr_scanned = 0;
+ /*
+ * Reclaim unmapped pages upfront, this should be
+ * really cheap
+ */
+ reclaim_unmapped_pages(priority, zone, &sc);

/*
* Call soft limit reclaim before calling shrink_zone.
@@ -2587,7 +2621,8 @@ void wakeup_kswapd(struct zone *zone, int order)
pgdat->kswapd_max_order = order;
if (!waitqueue_active(&pgdat->kswapd_wait))
return;
- if (zone_watermark_ok_safe(zone, order, low_wmark_pages(zone), 0, 0))
+ if (zone_watermark_ok_safe(zone, order, low_wmark_pages(zone), 0, 0) &&
+ !should_reclaim_unmapped_pages(zone))
return;

trace_mm_vmscan_wakeup_kswapd(pgdat->node_id, zone_idx(zone), order);
@@ -2740,6 +2775,7 @@ static int __init kswapd_init(void)

module_init(kswapd_init)

+#if defined(CONFIG_UNMAPPED_PAGECACHE_CONTROL) || defined(CONFIG_NUMA)
/*
* Zone reclaim mode
*
@@ -2960,6 +2996,65 @@ int zone_reclaim(struct zone *zone, gfp_t gfp_mask, unsigned int order)

return ret;
}
+#endif
+
+#if defined(CONFIG_UNMAPPED_PAGECACHE_CONTROL)
+/*
+ * Routine to reclaim unmapped pages, inspired from the code under
+ * CONFIG_NUMA that does unmapped page and slab page control by keeping
+ * min_unmapped_pages in the zone. We currently reclaim just unmapped
+ * pages, slab control will come in soon, at which point this routine
+ * should be called reclaim cached pages
+ */
+unsigned long reclaim_unmapped_pages(int priority, struct zone *zone,
+ struct scan_control *sc)
+{
+ if (unlikely(unmapped_page_control) &&
+ (zone_unmapped_file_pages(zone) > zone->min_unmapped_pages)) {
+ struct scan_control nsc;
+ unsigned long nr_pages;
+
+ nsc = *sc;
+
+ nsc.swappiness = 0;
+ nsc.may_writepage = 0;
+ nsc.may_unmap = 0;
+ nsc.nr_reclaimed = 0;
+
+ nr_pages = zone_unmapped_file_pages(zone) -
+ zone->min_unmapped_pages;
+ /*
+ * We don't want to be too aggressive with our
+ * reclaim, it is our best effort to control
+ * unmapped pages
+ */
+ nr_pages >>= 3;
+
+ zone_reclaim_pages(zone, &nsc, nr_pages);
+ return nsc.nr_reclaimed;
+ }
+ return 0;
+}
+
+/*
+ * 16 is a magic number that was pulled out of a magician's
+ * hat. This number automatically provided the best performance
+ * to memory usage (unmapped pages). Lower than this and we spend
+ * a lot of time in frequent reclaims, higher and our control is
+ * weakend.
+ */
+#define UNMAPPED_PAGE_RATIO 16
+
+bool should_reclaim_unmapped_pages(struct zone *zone)
+{
+ if (unlikely(unmapped_page_control) &&
+ (zone_unmapped_file_pages(zone) >
+ UNMAPPED_PAGE_RATIO * zone->min_unmapped_pages))
+ return true;
+ return false;
+}
+#endif
+

/*
* page_evictable - test whether a page is evictable


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