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Subject[PATCH v2 1/4] mm/compaction: fix wrong order check in compact_finished()
What we want to check here is whether there is highorder freepage
in buddy list of other migratetype in order to steal it without
fragmentation. But, current code just checks cc->order which means
allocation request order. So, this is wrong.

Without this fix, non-movable synchronous compaction below pageblock order
would not stopped until compaction is complete, because migratetype of most
pageblocks are movable and high order freepage made by compaction is usually
on movable type buddy list.

There is some report related to this bug. See below link.

Although the issued system still has load spike comes from compaction,
this makes that system completely stable and responsive according to
his report.

stress-highalloc test in mmtests with non movable order 7 allocation doesn't
show any notable difference in allocation success rate, but, it shows more
compaction success rate.

Compaction success rate (Compaction success * 100 / Compaction stalls, %)
18.47 : 28.94

Cc: <>
Acked-by: Vlastimil Babka <>
Signed-off-by: Joonsoo Kim <>
mm/compaction.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/mm/compaction.c b/mm/compaction.c
index b68736c..4954e19 100644
--- a/mm/compaction.c
+++ b/mm/compaction.c
@@ -1173,7 +1173,7 @@ static int __compact_finished(struct zone *zone, struct compact_control *cc,

/* Job done if allocation would set block type */
- if (cc->order >= pageblock_order && area->nr_free)
+ if (order >= pageblock_order && area->nr_free)


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