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Subject[PATCH 3/4] mm: Gather more PFNs before sending a TLB to flush unmapped pages
The patch "mm: Send a single IPI to TLB flush multiple pages when unmapping"
would batch 32 pages before sending an IPI. This patch increases the size of
the data structure to hold a pages worth of PFNs before sending an IPI. This
is a trade-off between memory usage and reducing IPIS sent. In the ideal
case where multiple processes are reading large mapped files, this patch
reduces interrupts/second from roughly 180K per second to 60K per second.

Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <>
include/linux/sched.h | 9 +++++++--
1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/sched.h b/include/linux/sched.h
index 9d51841806f4..abff66ecc302 100644
--- a/include/linux/sched.h
+++ b/include/linux/sched.h
@@ -1275,11 +1275,16 @@ enum perf_event_task_context {

-/* Matches SWAP_CLUSTER_MAX but refined to limit header dependencies */
+ * Use a page to store as many PFNs as possible for batch unmapping. Adjusting
+ * this trades memory usage for number of IPIs sent
+ */
+ ((PAGE_SIZE - sizeof(struct cpumask) - sizeof(unsigned long)) / sizeof(unsigned long))

/* Track pages that require TLB flushes */
struct unmap_batch {
+ /* Update BATCH_TLBFLUSH_SIZE when adjusting this structure */
struct cpumask cpumask;
unsigned long nr_pages;
unsigned long pfns[BATCH_TLBFLUSH_SIZE];

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