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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] mm: exclude isolated non-lru pages from NR_ISOLATED_ANON or NR_ISOLATED_FILE.
Hi Michal,

On Sat, Oct 15, 2016 at 09:10:45AM +0200, Michal Hocko wrote:
> On Sat 15-10-16 00:26:33, Minchan Kim wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 05:03:55PM +0200, Michal Hocko wrote:
> [...]
> > > diff --git a/mm/compaction.c b/mm/compaction.c
> > > index 0409a4ad6ea1..6584705a46f6 100644
> > > --- a/mm/compaction.c
> > > +++ b/mm/compaction.c
> > > @@ -685,7 +685,8 @@ static bool too_many_isolated(struct zone *zone)
> > > */
> > > static unsigned long
> > > isolate_migratepages_block(struct compact_control *cc, unsigned long low_pfn,
> > > - unsigned long end_pfn, isolate_mode_t isolate_mode)
> > > + unsigned long end_pfn, isolate_mode_t isolate_mode,
> > > + unsigned long *isolated_file, unsigned long *isolated_anon)
> > > {
> > > struct zone *zone = cc->zone;
> > > unsigned long nr_scanned = 0, nr_isolated = 0;
> > > @@ -866,6 +867,10 @@ isolate_migratepages_block(struct compact_control *cc, unsigned long low_pfn,
> > >
> > > /* Successfully isolated */
> > > del_page_from_lru_list(page, lruvec, page_lru(page));
> > > + if (page_is_file_cache(page))
> > > + (*isolated_file)++;
> > > + else
> > > + (*isolated_anon)++;
> > >
> > > isolate_success:
> > > list_add(&page->lru, &cc->migratepages);
> > >
> > > Makes more sense?
> >
> > It is doable for isolation part. IOW, maybe we can make acct_isolated
> > simple with those counters but we need to handle migrate, putback part.
> > If you want to remove the check of __PageMoable with those counter, it
> > means we should pass the counter on every functions related migration
> > where isolate, migrate, putback parts.
>
> OK, I see. Can we just get rid of acct_isolated altogether? Why cannot
> we simply update NR_ISOLATED_* while isolating pages? Just looking at
> isolate_migratepages_block:
> acct_isolated(zone, cc);
> putback_movable_pages(&cc->migratepages);
>
> suggests we are doing something suboptimal. I guess we cannot get rid of
> __PageMoveble checks which is sad because that just adds a lot of
> confusion because checking for !__PageMovable(page) for LRU pages is
> just a head scratcher (LRU pages are movable arent' they?). Maybe it
> would be even good to get rid of this misnomer. PageNonLRUMovable?

Yeah, I hated the naming but didn't have a good idea.
PageNonLRUMovable, definitely, one I thought as candidate but dropped
by lenghthy naming. If others don't object, I am happy to change it.

>
> Anyway, I would suggest to do something like this. Batching NR_ISOLATED*
> just doesn't make all that much sense as these are per-cpu and the
> resulting code seems to be easier without it.

Agree. Could you resend it as formal patch?

> ---
> diff --git a/mm/compaction.c b/mm/compaction.c
> index 0409a4ad6ea1..df1fd0c20e5c 100644
> --- a/mm/compaction.c
> +++ b/mm/compaction.c
> @@ -634,22 +634,6 @@ isolate_freepages_range(struct compact_control *cc,
> return pfn;
> }
>
> -/* Update the number of anon and file isolated pages in the zone */
> -static void acct_isolated(struct zone *zone, struct compact_control *cc)
> -{
> - struct page *page;
> - unsigned int count[2] = { 0, };
> -
> - if (list_empty(&cc->migratepages))
> - return;
> -
> - list_for_each_entry(page, &cc->migratepages, lru)
> - count[!!page_is_file_cache(page)]++;
> -
> - mod_node_page_state(zone->zone_pgdat, NR_ISOLATED_ANON, count[0]);
> - mod_node_page_state(zone->zone_pgdat, NR_ISOLATED_FILE, count[1]);
> -}
> -
> /* Similar to reclaim, but different enough that they don't share logic */
> static bool too_many_isolated(struct zone *zone)
> {
> @@ -866,6 +850,8 @@ isolate_migratepages_block(struct compact_control *cc, unsigned long low_pfn,
>
> /* Successfully isolated */
> del_page_from_lru_list(page, lruvec, page_lru(page));
> + inc_node_page_state(zone->zone_pgdat,
> + NR_ISOLATED_ANON + page_is_file_cache(page));
>
> isolate_success:
> list_add(&page->lru, &cc->migratepages);
> @@ -902,7 +888,6 @@ isolate_migratepages_block(struct compact_control *cc, unsigned long low_pfn,
> spin_unlock_irqrestore(zone_lru_lock(zone), flags);
> locked = false;
> }
> - acct_isolated(zone, cc);
> putback_movable_pages(&cc->migratepages);
> cc->nr_migratepages = 0;
> cc->last_migrated_pfn = 0;
> @@ -988,7 +973,6 @@ isolate_migratepages_range(struct compact_control *cc, unsigned long start_pfn,
> if (cc->nr_migratepages == COMPACT_CLUSTER_MAX)
> break;
> }
> - acct_isolated(cc->zone, cc);
>
> return pfn;
> }
> @@ -1258,10 +1242,8 @@ static isolate_migrate_t isolate_migratepages(struct zone *zone,
> low_pfn = isolate_migratepages_block(cc, low_pfn,
> block_end_pfn, isolate_mode);
>
> - if (!low_pfn || cc->contended) {
> - acct_isolated(zone, cc);
> + if (!low_pfn || cc->contended)
> return ISOLATE_ABORT;
> - }
>
> /*
> * Either we isolated something and proceed with migration. Or
> @@ -1271,7 +1253,6 @@ static isolate_migrate_t isolate_migratepages(struct zone *zone,
> break;
> }
>
> - acct_isolated(zone, cc);
> /* Record where migration scanner will be restarted. */
> cc->migrate_pfn = low_pfn;
>
> diff --git a/mm/migrate.c b/mm/migrate.c
> index 99250aee1ac1..66ce6b490b13 100644
> --- a/mm/migrate.c
> +++ b/mm/migrate.c
> @@ -168,8 +168,6 @@ void putback_movable_pages(struct list_head *l)
> continue;
> }
> list_del(&page->lru);
> - dec_node_page_state(page, NR_ISOLATED_ANON +
> - page_is_file_cache(page));
> /*
> * We isolated non-lru movable page so here we can use
> * __PageMovable because LRU page's mapping cannot have
> @@ -186,6 +184,8 @@ void putback_movable_pages(struct list_head *l)
> put_page(page);
> } else {
> putback_lru_page(page);
> + dec_node_page_state(page, NR_ISOLATED_ANON +
> + page_is_file_cache(page));
> }
> }
> }
> @@ -1121,8 +1121,15 @@ static ICE_noinline int unmap_and_move(new_page_t get_new_page,
> * restored.
> */
> list_del(&page->lru);
> - dec_node_page_state(page, NR_ISOLATED_ANON +
> - page_is_file_cache(page));
> +
> + /*
> + * Compaction can migrate also non-LRU pages which are
> + * not accounted to NR_ISOLATED_*. They can be recognized
> + * as __PageMovable
> + */
> + if (likely(!__PageMovable(page)))
> + dec_node_page_state(page, NR_ISOLATED_ANON +
> + page_is_file_cache(page));
> }
>
> /*
>
> --
> Michal Hocko
> SUSE Labs

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