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Subject[PATCH 10/27] sched: numa: Slow scan rate if no NUMA hinting faults are being recorded
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NUMA PTE scanning slows if a NUMA hinting fault was trapped and no page
was migrated. For long-lived but idle processes there may be no faults
but the scan rate will be high and just waste CPU. This patch will slow
the scan rate for processes that are not trapping faults.

Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>
---
kernel/sched/fair.c | 12 ++++++++++++
1 file changed, 12 insertions(+)

diff --git a/kernel/sched/fair.c b/kernel/sched/fair.c
index 2f16703..056ddc9 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/fair.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/fair.c
@@ -975,6 +975,18 @@ void task_numa_work(struct callback_head *work)

out:
/*
+ * If the whole process was scanned without updates then no NUMA
+ * hinting faults are being recorded and scan rate should be lower.
+ */
+ if (mm->numa_scan_offset == 0 && !nr_pte_updates) {
+ p->numa_scan_period = min(p->numa_scan_period_max,
+ p->numa_scan_period << 1);
+
+ next_scan = now + msecs_to_jiffies(p->numa_scan_period);
+ mm->numa_next_scan = next_scan;
+ }
+
+ /*
* It is possible to reach the end of the VMA list but the last few
* VMAs are not guaranteed to the vma_migratable. If they are not, we
* would find the !migratable VMA on the next scan but not reset the
--
1.8.1.4


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