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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mem-hotplug: use GFP_HIGHUSER_MOVABLE and alloc from next node in alloc_migrate_target()
On 2016/7/15 6:17, David Rientjes wrote:

> On Thu, 14 Jul 2016, Xishi Qiu wrote:
>
>> alloc_migrate_target() is called from migrate_pages(), and the page
>> is always from user space, so we can add __GFP_HIGHMEM directly.
>>
>> Second, when we offline a node, the new page should alloced from other
>> nodes instead of the current node, because re-migrate is a waste of
>> time.
>>
>
> alloc_migrate_target() is not only used from memory hotplug, it is also
> used for CMA: we won't be isolating PageHuge() pages in
> isolate_migratepages_range(), so this would cause a regression where we'd
> be migrating memory to a remote NUMA node rather than preferring to
> allocate locally.
>

> You may find it useful to use the 'private' field of the migrate_pages()
> callback to specify the node the page should preferably be migrated to.
>

OK, I know, I'll rewrite v2.

>> Signed-off-by: Xishi Qiu <qiuxishi@huawei.com>
>> ---
>> mm/page_isolation.c | 16 ++++++----------
>> 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/mm/page_isolation.c b/mm/page_isolation.c
>> index 612122b..83848dc 100644
>> --- a/mm/page_isolation.c
>> +++ b/mm/page_isolation.c
>> @@ -282,20 +282,16 @@ int test_pages_isolated(unsigned long start_pfn, unsigned long end_pfn,
>> struct page *alloc_migrate_target(struct page *page, unsigned long private,
>> int **resultp)
>> {
>> - gfp_t gfp_mask = GFP_USER | __GFP_MOVABLE;
>> -
>> /*
>> - * TODO: allocate a destination hugepage from a nearest neighbor node,
>> + * TODO: allocate a destination page from a nearest neighbor node,
>> * accordance with memory policy of the user process if possible. For
>> * now as a simple work-around, we use the next node for destination.
>> */
>> + int nid = next_node_in(page_to_nid(page), node_online_map);
>> +
>> if (PageHuge(page))
>> return alloc_huge_page_node(page_hstate(compound_head(page)),
>> - next_node_in(page_to_nid(page),
>> - node_online_map));
>> -
>> - if (PageHighMem(page))
>> - gfp_mask |= __GFP_HIGHMEM;
>> -
>> - return alloc_page(gfp_mask);
>> + nid);
>> + else
>> + return __alloc_pages_node(nid, GFP_HIGHUSER_MOVABLE, 0);
>
> I don't think this __alloc_pages_node() does what you think it does, it
> only prefers nid here and will readily fallback to other nodes if
> necessary. That is different than alloc_huge_page_node() which does no
> fallback. So there's two issues with this change: (1) inconsistency
> between PageHuge() and !PageHuge() behavior, and (2) the use of
> __alloc_pages_node() does not match the commit description which states
> "re-migrate is a waste of time."
>

Yes, you are right, how about change the changelog, one is membind, the
other is prefer?



Thanks,
Xishi Qiu

> .
>



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