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SubjectRE: [PATCH 3.2.0-rc1 2/3] MM hook for page allocation and release
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Hi,

I agree that hooking alloc_pages is ugly way. So alternatives I see:

- shrinkers (as e.g. Android OOM used) but shrink_slab called only from try_to_free_pages only if we are on slow reclaim path on memory allocation, so it cannot be used for e.g. 75% memory tracking or when pages released to notify user space that we are OK. But according to easy to use it will be the best approach.

- memcg-kind of changes like mem_cgroup_newpage_charge/uncharge_page but without blocking decision making logic. Seems to me more changes. Threshold currently in memcg set 128 pages per CPU, that is quite often for level tracking needs.

- tracking situation using timer? Maybe not due to will impact battery.

With Best Wishes,
Leonid


-----Original Message-----
From: ext KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki [mailto:kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com]
Sent: 05 January, 2012 09:00
To: Moiseichuk Leonid (Nokia-MP/Helsinki)
Cc: linux-mm@kvack.org; linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org; cesarb@cesarb.net; emunson@mgebm.net; penberg@kernel.org; aarcange@redhat.com; riel@redhat.com; mel@csn.ul.ie; rientjes@google.com; dima@android.com; gregkh@suse.de; rebecca@android.com; san@google.com; akpm@linux-foundation.org; Jaaskelainen Vesa (Nokia-MP/Helsinki)
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3.2.0-rc1 2/3] MM hook for page allocation and release
On Wed, 4 Jan 2012 19:21:55 +0200
Leonid Moiseichuk <leonid.moiseichuk@nokia.com> wrote:

> That is required by Used Memory Meter (UMM) pseudo-device to track
> memory utilization in system. It is expected that hook MUST be very
> light to prevent performance impact on the hot allocation path.
> Accuracy of number managed pages does not expected to be absolute but
> fact of allocation or deallocation must be registered.
>
> Signed-off-by: Leonid Moiseichuk <leonid.moiseichuk@nokia.com>

I never like arbitrary hooks to alloc_pages().
Could you find another way ?

Hmm. memcg uses per-cpu counters for counting event of alloc/free and trigger threashold check per 128 event on a cpu.


Thanks,
-Kame


> ---
> include/linux/mm.h | 15 +++++++++++++++
> mm/Kconfig | 8 ++++++++
> mm/page_alloc.c | 31 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> 3 files changed, 54 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/include/linux/mm.h b/include/linux/mm.h index
> 3dc3a8c..d133f73 100644
> --- a/include/linux/mm.h
> +++ b/include/linux/mm.h
> @@ -1618,6 +1618,21 @@ extern int soft_offline_page(struct page *page,
> int flags);
>
> extern void dump_page(struct page *page);
>
> +#ifdef CONFIG_MM_ALLOC_FREE_HOOK
> +/*
> + * Hook function type which called when some pages allocated or released.
> + * Value of nr_pages is positive for post-allocation calls and
> +negative
> + * after free.
> + */
> +typedef void (*mm_alloc_free_hook_t)(int nr_pages);
> +
> +/*
> + * Setups specified hook function for tracking pages allocation.
> + * Returns value of old hook to organize chains of calls if necessary.
> + */
> +mm_alloc_free_hook_t set_mm_alloc_free_hook(mm_alloc_free_hook_t
> +hook); #endif
> +
> #if defined(CONFIG_TRANSPARENT_HUGEPAGE) || defined(CONFIG_HUGETLBFS)
> extern void clear_huge_page(struct page *page,
> unsigned long addr,
> diff --git a/mm/Kconfig b/mm/Kconfig
> index 011b110..2aaa1e9 100644
> --- a/mm/Kconfig
> +++ b/mm/Kconfig
> @@ -373,3 +373,11 @@ config CLEANCACHE
> in a negligible performance hit.
>
> If unsure, say Y to enable cleancache
> +
> +config MM_ALLOC_FREE_HOOK
> + bool "Enable callback support for pages allocation and releasing"
> + default n
> + help
> + Required for some features like used memory meter.
> + If unsure, say N to disable alloc/free hook.
> +
> diff --git a/mm/page_alloc.c b/mm/page_alloc.c index 9dd443d..9307800
> 100644
> --- a/mm/page_alloc.c
> +++ b/mm/page_alloc.c
> @@ -236,6 +236,30 @@ static void set_pageblock_migratetype(struct page
> *page, int migratetype)
>
> bool oom_killer_disabled __read_mostly;
>
> +#ifdef CONFIG_MM_ALLOC_FREE_HOOK
> +static atomic_long_t alloc_free_hook __read_mostly =
> +ATOMIC_LONG_INIT(0);
> +
> +mm_alloc_free_hook_t set_mm_alloc_free_hook(mm_alloc_free_hook_t
> +hook) {
> + const mm_alloc_free_hook_t old_hook =
> + (mm_alloc_free_hook_t)atomic_long_read(&alloc_free_hook);
> +
> + atomic_long_set(&alloc_free_hook, (long)hook);
> + pr_info("MM alloc/free hook set to 0x%p (was 0x%p)\n", hook,
> +old_hook);
> +
> + return old_hook;
> +}
> +EXPORT_SYMBOL(set_mm_alloc_free_hook);
> +
> +static inline void call_alloc_free_hook(int pages) {
> + const mm_alloc_free_hook_t hook =
> + (mm_alloc_free_hook_t)atomic_long_read(&alloc_free_hook);
> + if (hook)
> + hook(pages);
> +}
> +#endif
> +
> #ifdef CONFIG_DEBUG_VM
> static int page_outside_zone_boundaries(struct zone *zone, struct
> page *page) { @@ -2298,6 +2322,10 @@ __alloc_pages_nodemask(gfp_t
> gfp_mask, unsigned int order,
> put_mems_allowed();
>
> trace_mm_page_alloc(page, order, gfp_mask, migratetype);
> +#ifdef CONFIG_MM_ALLOC_FREE_HOOK
> + call_alloc_free_hook(1 << order);
> +#endif
> +
> return page;
> }
> EXPORT_SYMBOL(__alloc_pages_nodemask);
> @@ -2345,6 +2373,9 @@ void __free_pages(struct page *page, unsigned int order)
> free_hot_cold_page(page, 0);
> else
> __free_pages_ok(page, order);
> +#ifdef CONFIG_MM_ALLOC_FREE_HOOK
> + call_alloc_free_hook(-(1 << order)); #endif
> }
> }
>
> --
> 1.7.7.3
>
>



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