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SubjectRe: [PATCH -V8 14/16] hugetlb/cgroup: add charge/uncharge calls for HugeTLB alloc/free
Johannes Weiner <> writes:

> On Sat, Jun 09, 2012 at 02:29:59PM +0530, Aneesh Kumar K.V wrote:
>> From: "Aneesh Kumar K.V" <>
>> This adds necessary charge/uncharge calls in the HugeTLB code. We do
>> hugetlb cgroup charge in page alloc and uncharge in compound page destructor.
>> Signed-off-by: Aneesh Kumar K.V <>
>> ---
>> mm/hugetlb.c | 16 +++++++++++++++-
>> mm/hugetlb_cgroup.c | 7 +------
>> 2 files changed, 16 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
>> diff --git a/mm/hugetlb.c b/mm/hugetlb.c
>> index bf79131..4ca92a9 100644
>> --- a/mm/hugetlb.c
>> +++ b/mm/hugetlb.c
>> @@ -628,6 +628,8 @@ static void free_huge_page(struct page *page)
>> BUG_ON(page_mapcount(page));
>> spin_lock(&hugetlb_lock);
>> + hugetlb_cgroup_uncharge_page(hstate_index(h),
>> + pages_per_huge_page(h), page);
> hugetlb_cgroup_uncharge_page() takes the hugetlb_lock, no?

Yes, But this patch also modifies it to not take the lock, because we
hold spin_lock just below in the call site. I didn't want to drop the
lock and take it again.

> It's quite hard to review code that is split up like this. Please
> always keep the introduction of new functions in the same patch that
> adds the callsite(s).

One of the reason I split the charge/uncharge routines and the callers
in separate patches is to make it easier for review. Irrespective of
the call site charge/uncharge routines should be correct with respect
to locking and other details. What I did in this patch is a small
optimization of avoiding dropping and taking the lock again. May be the
right approach would have been to name it __hugetlb_cgroup_uncharge_page
and make sure the hugetlb_cgroup_uncharge_page still takes spin_lock.
But then we don't have any callers for that.


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