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SubjectRe: [PATCH 6/10] mm/memcg: take care over pc->mem_cgroup
On Tue, 21 Feb 2012, KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Feb 2012 15:34:28 -0800 (PST)
> Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com> wrote:
> return NULL;
> >
> > + lruvec = page_lock_lruvec(page);
> > lock_page_cgroup(pc);
> >
>
> Do we need to take lrulock+irq disable per page in this very very hot path ?

I'm sure we don't want to: I hope you were pleased to find it goes away
(from most cases) a couple of patches later.

I had lruvec lock nested inside page_cgroup lock in the rollup I sent in
December, whereas you went for page_cgroup lock nested inside lruvec lock
in your lrucare patch.

I couldn't find an imperative reason why they should be one way round or
the other, so I tried hard to stick with your ordering, and it did work
(in this 6/10). But then I couldn't work out how to get rid of the
overheads added in doing it this way round, so swapped them back.

>
> Hmm.... How about adding NR_ISOLATED counter into lruvec ?
>
> Then, we can delay freeing lruvec until all conunters goes down to zero.
> as...
>
> bool we_can_free_lruvec = true;
>
> lock_lruvec(lruvec->lock);
> for_each_lru_lruvec(lru)
> if (!list_empty(&lruvec->lru[lru]))
> we_can_free_lruvec = false;
> if (lruvec->nr_isolated)
> we_can_free_lruvec = false;
> unlock_lruvec(lruvec)
> if (we_can_free_lruvec)
> kfree(lruvec);
>
> If compaction, lumpy reclaim free a page taken from LRU,
> it knows what it does and can decrement lruvec->nr_isolated properly
> (it seems zone's NR_ISOLATED is decremented at putback.)

At the moment I'm thinking that what we end up with by 9/10 is
better than adding such a refcount. But I'm not entirely happy with
mem_cgroup_reset_uncharged_to_root (it adds a further page_cgroup
lookup just after I got rid of some others), and need yet to think
about the race which Konstantin posits, so all options remain open.

Hugh


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