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Subject[PATCH 4/4] mm: migrate: Batch TLB flushing when unmapping pages for migration
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Page reclaim batches multiple TLB flushes into one IPI and this patch teaches
page migration to also batch any necessary flushes. MMtests has a THP scale
microbenchmark that deliberately fragments memory and then allocates THPs
to stress compaction. It's not a page reclaim benchmark and recent kernels
avoid excessive compaction but this patch reduced system CPU usage

4.0.0 4.0.0
baseline batchmigrate-v1
User 970.70 1012.24
System 2067.48 1840.00
Elapsed 1520.63 1529.66

Note that this particular workload was not TLB flush intensive with peaks
in interrupts during the compaction phase. The 4.0 kernel peaked at 345K
interrupts/second, the kernel that batches reclaim TLB entries peaked at
13K interrupts/second and this patch peaked at 10K interrupts/second.

Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>
---
mm/internal.h | 5 +++++
mm/migrate.c | 8 +++++++-
mm/vmscan.c | 6 +-----
3 files changed, 13 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/mm/internal.h b/mm/internal.h
index fe69dd159e34..cb70555a7291 100644
--- a/mm/internal.h
+++ b/mm/internal.h
@@ -436,10 +436,15 @@ struct unmap_batch;

#ifdef CONFIG_ARCH_SUPPORTS_LOCAL_TLB_PFN_FLUSH
void try_to_unmap_flush(void);
+void alloc_ubc(void);
#else
static inline void try_to_unmap_flush(void)
{
}

+static inline void alloc_ubc(void)
+{
+}
+
#endif /* CONFIG_ARCH_SUPPORTS_LOCAL_TLB_PFN_FLUSH */
#endif /* __MM_INTERNAL_H */
diff --git a/mm/migrate.c b/mm/migrate.c
index 85e042686031..973d8befe528 100644
--- a/mm/migrate.c
+++ b/mm/migrate.c
@@ -789,6 +789,7 @@ static int __unmap_and_move(struct page *page, struct page *newpage,
if (current->flags & PF_MEMALLOC)
goto out;

+ try_to_unmap_flush();
lock_page(page);
}

@@ -805,6 +806,7 @@ static int __unmap_and_move(struct page *page, struct page *newpage,
}
if (!force)
goto out_unlock;
+ try_to_unmap_flush();
wait_on_page_writeback(page);
}
/*
@@ -879,7 +881,7 @@ static int __unmap_and_move(struct page *page, struct page *newpage,
/* Establish migration ptes or remove ptes */
if (page_mapped(page)) {
try_to_unmap(page,
- TTU_MIGRATION|TTU_IGNORE_MLOCK|TTU_IGNORE_ACCESS);
+ TTU_MIGRATION|TTU_IGNORE_MLOCK|TTU_IGNORE_ACCESS|TTU_BATCH_FLUSH);
page_was_mapped = 1;
}

@@ -1098,6 +1100,8 @@ int migrate_pages(struct list_head *from, new_page_t get_new_page,
if (!swapwrite)
current->flags |= PF_SWAPWRITE;

+ alloc_ubc();
+
for(pass = 0; pass < 10 && retry; pass++) {
retry = 0;

@@ -1144,6 +1148,8 @@ out:
if (!swapwrite)
current->flags &= ~PF_SWAPWRITE;

+ try_to_unmap_flush();
+
return rc;
}

diff --git a/mm/vmscan.c b/mm/vmscan.c
index 68bcc0b73a76..d659e3655575 100644
--- a/mm/vmscan.c
+++ b/mm/vmscan.c
@@ -2767,7 +2767,7 @@ out:
}

#ifdef CONFIG_ARCH_SUPPORTS_LOCAL_TLB_PFN_FLUSH
-static inline void alloc_ubc(void)
+void alloc_ubc(void)
{
if (current->ubc)
return;
@@ -2784,10 +2784,6 @@ static inline void alloc_ubc(void)
cpumask_clear(&current->ubc->cpumask);
current->ubc->nr_pages = 0;
}
-#else
-static inline void alloc_ubc(void)
-{
-}
#endif /* CONFIG_ARCH_SUPPORTS_LOCAL_TLB_PFN_FLUSH */

unsigned long try_to_free_pages(struct zonelist *zonelist, int order,
--
2.1.2


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