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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm:Add watermark slope for high mark
On Fri 24-11-17 11:07:07, Peter Enderborg wrote:
> When tuning the watermark_scale_factor to reduce stalls and compactions
> the high mark is also changed, it changed a bit too much. So this
> patch introduces a slope that can reduce this overhead a bit, or
> increase it if needed.

This doesn't explain what is the problem, why it is a problem and why we
need yet another tuning to address it. Users shouldn't really care about
internal stuff like watermark tuning for each watermark independently.
This looks like a gross hack. Please start over with the problem
description and then we can move on to an approapriate fix. Piling up
tuning knobs to workaround problems is simply not acceptable.

> Signed-off-by: Peter Enderborg <peter.enderborg@sony.com>
> ---
> Documentation/sysctl/vm.txt | 15 +++++++++++++++
> include/linux/mm.h | 1 +
> include/linux/mmzone.h | 2 ++
> kernel/sysctl.c | 9 +++++++++
> mm/page_alloc.c | 6 +++++-
> 5 files changed, 32 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/Documentation/sysctl/vm.txt b/Documentation/sysctl/vm.txt
> index eda628c..aecff6c 100644
> --- a/Documentation/sysctl/vm.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/sysctl/vm.txt
> @@ -62,6 +62,7 @@ Currently, these files are in /proc/sys/vm:
> - user_reserve_kbytes
> - vfs_cache_pressure
> - watermark_scale_factor
> +- watermark_high_factor_slope
> - zone_reclaim_mode
>
> ==============================================================
> @@ -857,6 +858,20 @@ that the number of free pages kswapd maintains for latency reasons is
> too small for the allocation bursts occurring in the system. This knob
> can then be used to tune kswapd aggressiveness accordingly.
>
> +=============================================================
> +
> +watermark_high_factor_slope:
> +
> +This factor is high mark for watermark_scale_factor.
> +The unit is in percent.
> +Max value is 1000 and min value is 100. (High watermark is the same as
> +low water mark) Low watermark is min_wmark_pages + watermark_scale_factor.
> +and high watermark is
> +min_wmark_pages+(watermark_scale_factor * watermark_high_factor_slope).
> +
> +The default value is 200.
> +
> +
> ==============================================================
>
> zone_reclaim_mode:
> diff --git a/include/linux/mm.h b/include/linux/mm.h
> index 7661156..c89536b 100644
> --- a/include/linux/mm.h
> +++ b/include/linux/mm.h
> @@ -2094,6 +2094,7 @@ extern void zone_pcp_reset(struct zone *zone);
> /* page_alloc.c */
> extern int min_free_kbytes;
> extern int watermark_scale_factor;
> +extern int watermark_high_factor_slope;
>
> /* nommu.c */
> extern atomic_long_t mmap_pages_allocated;
> diff --git a/include/linux/mmzone.h b/include/linux/mmzone.h
> index 67f2e3c..91bf842 100644
> --- a/include/linux/mmzone.h
> +++ b/include/linux/mmzone.h
> @@ -886,6 +886,8 @@ int min_free_kbytes_sysctl_handler(struct ctl_table *, int,
> void __user *, size_t *, loff_t *);
> int watermark_scale_factor_sysctl_handler(struct ctl_table *, int,
> void __user *, size_t *, loff_t *);
> +//int watermark_high_factor_tilt_sysctl_handler(struct ctl_table *, int,
> +// void __user *, size_t *, loff_t *);
> extern int sysctl_lowmem_reserve_ratio[MAX_NR_ZONES-1];
> int lowmem_reserve_ratio_sysctl_handler(struct ctl_table *, int,
> void __user *, size_t *, loff_t *);
> diff --git a/kernel/sysctl.c b/kernel/sysctl.c
> index 2fb4e27..83c48c9 100644
> --- a/kernel/sysctl.c
> +++ b/kernel/sysctl.c
> @@ -1444,6 +1444,15 @@ static struct ctl_table vm_table[] = {
> .extra2 = &one_thousand,
> },
> {
> + .procname = "watermark_high_factor_slope",
> + .data = &watermark_high_factor_slope,
> + .maxlen = sizeof(watermark_high_factor_slope),
> + .mode = 0644,
> + .proc_handler = watermark_scale_factor_sysctl_handler,
> + .extra1 = &one_hundred,
> + .extra2 = &one_thousand,
> + },
> + {
> .procname = "percpu_pagelist_fraction",
> .data = &percpu_pagelist_fraction,
> .maxlen = sizeof(percpu_pagelist_fraction),
> diff --git a/mm/page_alloc.c b/mm/page_alloc.c
> index 48b5b01..3dc50ff 100644
> --- a/mm/page_alloc.c
> +++ b/mm/page_alloc.c
> @@ -263,6 +263,7 @@ compound_page_dtor * const compound_page_dtors[] = {
> int min_free_kbytes = 1024;
> int user_min_free_kbytes = -1;
> int watermark_scale_factor = 10;
> +int watermark_high_factor_slope = 200;
>
> static unsigned long __meminitdata nr_kernel_pages;
> static unsigned long __meminitdata nr_all_pages;
> @@ -6989,6 +6990,7 @@ static void __setup_per_zone_wmarks(void)
>
> for_each_zone(zone) {
> u64 tmp;
> + u64 tmp_high;
>
> spin_lock_irqsave(&zone->lock, flags);
> tmp = (u64)pages_min * zone->managed_pages;
> @@ -7026,7 +7028,9 @@ static void __setup_per_zone_wmarks(void)
> watermark_scale_factor, 10000));
>
> zone->watermark[WMARK_LOW] = min_wmark_pages(zone) + tmp;
> - zone->watermark[WMARK_HIGH] = min_wmark_pages(zone) + tmp * 2;
> + tmp_high = mult_frac(tmp, watermark_high_factor_slope, 100);
> + zone->watermark[WMARK_HIGH] = min_wmark_pages(zone) + tmp_high;
> +
>
> spin_unlock_irqrestore(&zone->lock, flags);
> }
> --
> 2.7.4
>

--
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs

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