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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] zbud: allow up to PAGE_SIZE allocations
On (09/25/15 11:13), Minchan Kim wrote:
> > Ok, I can see that having the allocator backends for zpool
> > have the same set of constraints is nice.
>
> Sorry for delay. I'm on vacation until next week.
> It seems Seth was missed in previous discusstion which was not the end.
>
> I already said questions, opinion and concerns but anything is not clear
> until now. Only clear thing I could hear is just "compaction stats are
> better" which is not enough for me. Sorry.

Agree.

There weren't lots of answers, really.

Vitaly,

Have you seen those symptoms before? How did you come up to a conclusion
that zram->zbud will do the trick?

If those symptoms are some sort of a recent addition, then does it help
when you disable zsmalloc compaction?

---

diff --git a/mm/zsmalloc.c b/mm/zsmalloc.c
index f59e8eb..b6c6a19 100644
--- a/mm/zsmalloc.c
+++ b/mm/zsmalloc.c
@@ -1944,8 +1944,8 @@ struct zs_pool *zs_create_pool(const char *name, gfp_t flags)
* Not critical, we still can use the pool
* and user can trigger compaction manually.
*/
- if (zs_register_shrinker(pool) == 0)
- pool->shrinker_enabled = true;
+/* if (zs_register_shrinker(pool) == 0)
+ pool->shrinker_enabled = true;*/
return pool;

err:
---

p.s. I'll be on vacation next week, so most likely will be quite slow
to answer.

-ss

>
> 1) https://lkml.org/lkml/2015/9/15/33
> 2) https://lkml.org/lkml/2015/9/21/2
>
> Vitally, Please say what's the root cause of your problem and if it
> is external fragmentation, what's the problem of my approach?
>
> 1) make non-LRU page migrate
> 2) provide zsmalloc's migratpage
>
> We should provide it for CMA as well as external fragmentation.
> I think we could solve your issue with above approach and
> it fundamentally makes zsmalloc/zbud happy in future.
>
> Also, please keep it in mind that zram has been in linux kernel for
> memory efficiency for a long time and later zswap/zbud was born
> for *determinism* at the cost of memory efficiency.
>
> Thanks.
>
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