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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] mm, thp: introduce dedicated transparent huge page allocation interfaces
Hi Khandual,
Thanks for your review.

On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 01:38:07PM +0530, Anshuman Khandual wrote:
> On 10/16/2017 02:49 PM, changbin.du@intel.com wrote:
> > From: Changbin Du <changbin.du@intel.com>
> >
> > This patch introduced 4 new interfaces to allocate a prepared
> > transparent huge page.
> > - alloc_transhuge_page_vma
> > - alloc_transhuge_page_nodemask
> > - alloc_transhuge_page_node
> > - alloc_transhuge_page
> >
>
> If we are trying to match HugeTLB helpers, then it should have
> format something like alloc_transhugepage_xxx instead of
> alloc_transhuge_page_XXX. But I think its okay.
>
HugeTLB helpers are something like alloc_huge_page, so I think
alloc_transhuge_page match it. And existing names already have
*transhuge_page* style.

> > diff --git a/include/linux/huge_mm.h b/include/linux/huge_mm.h
> > index 14bc21c..1dd2c33 100644
> > --- a/include/linux/huge_mm.h
> > +++ b/include/linux/huge_mm.h
> > @@ -130,9 +130,20 @@ extern unsigned long thp_get_unmapped_area(struct file *filp,
> > unsigned long addr, unsigned long len, unsigned long pgoff,
> > unsigned long flags);
> >
> > -extern void prep_transhuge_page(struct page *page);
> > extern void free_transhuge_page(struct page *page);
> >
> > +struct page *alloc_transhuge_page_vma(gfp_t gfp_mask,
> > + struct vm_area_struct *vma, unsigned long addr);
> > +struct page *alloc_transhuge_page_nodemask(gfp_t gfp_mask,
> > + int preferred_nid, nodemask_t *nmask);
>
> Would not they require 'extern' here ?
>
Need or not, function declaration are implicitly 'extern'. I will add it to
align with existing code.

> > +
> > +static inline struct page *alloc_transhuge_page_node(int nid, gfp_t gfp_mask)
> > +{
> > + return alloc_transhuge_page_nodemask(gfp_mask, nid, NULL);
> > +}
> > +
> > +struct page *alloc_transhuge_page(gfp_t gfp_mask);
> > +
> > bool can_split_huge_page(struct page *page, int *pextra_pins);
> > int split_huge_page_to_list(struct page *page, struct list_head *list);
> > static inline int split_huge_page(struct page *page)
> > diff --git a/include/linux/migrate.h b/include/linux/migrate.h
> > index 643c7ae..70a00f3 100644
> > --- a/include/linux/migrate.h
> > +++ b/include/linux/migrate.h
> > @@ -42,19 +42,15 @@ static inline struct page *new_page_nodemask(struct page *page,
> > return alloc_huge_page_nodemask(page_hstate(compound_head(page)),
> > preferred_nid, nodemask);
> >
> > - if (thp_migration_supported() && PageTransHuge(page)) {
> > - order = HPAGE_PMD_ORDER;
> > - gfp_mask |= GFP_TRANSHUGE;
> > - }
> > -
> > if (PageHighMem(page) || (zone_idx(page_zone(page)) == ZONE_MOVABLE))
> > gfp_mask |= __GFP_HIGHMEM;
> >
> > - new_page = __alloc_pages_nodemask(gfp_mask, order,
> > + if (thp_migration_supported() && PageTransHuge(page))
> > + return alloc_transhuge_page_nodemask(gfp_mask | GFP_TRANSHUGE,
> > + preferred_nid, nodemask);
> > + else
> > + return __alloc_pages_nodemask(gfp_mask, order,
> > preferred_nid, nodemask);
> > -
> > - if (new_page && PageTransHuge(page))
> > - prep_transhuge_page(new_page);
>
> This makes sense, calling prep_transhuge_page() inside the
> function alloc_transhuge_page_nodemask() is better I guess.
>
> >
> > return new_page;
> > }
> > diff --git a/mm/huge_memory.c b/mm/huge_memory.c
> > index 269b5df..e267488 100644
> > --- a/mm/huge_memory.c
> > +++ b/mm/huge_memory.c
> > @@ -490,7 +490,7 @@ static inline struct list_head *page_deferred_list(struct page *page)
> > return (struct list_head *)&page[2].mapping;
> > }
> >
> > -void prep_transhuge_page(struct page *page)
> > +static void prep_transhuge_page(struct page *page)
>
> Right. It wont be used outside huge page allocation context and
> you have already mentioned about it.
>
> > {
> > /*
> > * we use page->mapping and page->indexlru in second tail page
> > @@ -501,6 +501,45 @@ void prep_transhuge_page(struct page *page)
> > set_compound_page_dtor(page, TRANSHUGE_PAGE_DTOR);
> > }
> >
> > +struct page *alloc_transhuge_page_vma(gfp_t gfp_mask,
> > + struct vm_area_struct *vma, unsigned long addr)
> > +{
> > + struct page *page;
> > +
> > + page = alloc_pages_vma(gfp_mask | __GFP_COMP, HPAGE_PMD_ORDER,
> > + vma, addr, numa_node_id(), true);
> > + if (unlikely(!page))
> > + return NULL;
> > + prep_transhuge_page(page);
> > + return page;
> > +}
>
> __GFP_COMP and HPAGE_PMD_ORDER are the minimum flags which will be used
> for huge page allocation and preparation. Any thing else depending upon
> the context will be passed by the caller. Makes sense.
>
yes, thanks.

> > +
> > +struct page *alloc_transhuge_page_nodemask(gfp_t gfp_mask,
> > + int preferred_nid, nodemask_t *nmask)
> > +{
> > + struct page *page;
> > +
> > + page = __alloc_pages_nodemask(gfp_mask | __GFP_COMP, HPAGE_PMD_ORDER,
> > + preferred_nid, nmask);
> > + if (unlikely(!page))
> > + return NULL;
> > + prep_transhuge_page(page);
> > + return page;
> > +}
> > +
>
> Same here.
>
> > +struct page *alloc_transhuge_page(gfp_t gfp_mask)
> > +{
> > + struct page *page;
> > +
> > + VM_BUG_ON(!(gfp_mask & __GFP_COMP));
>
> You expect the caller to provide __GFP_COMP, why ? You are
> anyways providing it later.
>
oops, I forgot to update this line. Will remove it. Thanks for figuring it out.

--
Thanks,
Changbin Du
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