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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC] ksm: Assist buddy allocator to assemble 1-order pages
On Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 01:52:22PM +0300, Kirill Tkhai wrote:
> try_to_merge_two_pages() merges two pages, one of them
> is a page of currently scanned mm, the second is a page
> with identical hash from unstable tree. Currently, we
> merge the page from unstable tree into the first one,
> and then free it.
>
> The idea of this patch is to prefer freeing that page
> of them, which has a free neighbour (i.e., neighbour
> with zero page_count()). This allows buddy allocator
> to assemble at least 1-order set from the freed page
> and its neighbour; this is a kind of cheep passive
> compaction.
>
> AFAIK, 1-order pages set consists of pages with PFNs
> [2n, 2n+1] (odd, even), so the neighbour's pfn is
> calculated via XOR with 1. We check the result pfn
> is valid and its page_count(), and prefer merging
> into @tree_page if neighbour's usage count is zero.
>
> There a is small difference with current behavior
> in case of error path. In case of the second
> try_to_merge_with_ksm_page() is failed, we return
> from try_to_merge_two_pages() with @tree_page
> removed from unstable tree. It does not seem to matter,
> but if we do not want a change at all, it's not
> a problem to move remove_rmap_item_from_tree() from
> try_to_merge_with_ksm_page() to its callers.
>
> Signed-off-by: Kirill Tkhai <ktkhai@virtuozzo.com>
> ---
> mm/ksm.c | 15 +++++++++++++++
> 1 file changed, 15 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/mm/ksm.c b/mm/ksm.c
> index 5b0894b45ee5..b83ca37e28f0 100644
> --- a/mm/ksm.c
> +++ b/mm/ksm.c
> @@ -1321,6 +1321,21 @@ static struct page *try_to_merge_two_pages(struct rmap_item *rmap_item,
> {
> int err;
>
> + if (IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_COMPACTION)) {
> + unsigned long pfn;

+ blank line?

> + /*
> + * Find neighbour of @page containing 1-order pair
> + * in buddy-allocator and check whether it is free.
> + * If it is so, try to use @tree_page as ksm page
> + * and to free @page.
> + */
> + pfn = (page_to_pfn(page) ^ 1);

Parens are not needed.


> + if (pfn_valid(pfn) && page_count(pfn_to_page(pfn)) == 0) {
> + swap(rmap_item, tree_rmap_item);
> + swap(page, tree_page);
> + }
> + }
> +
> err = try_to_merge_with_ksm_page(rmap_item, page, NULL);
> if (!err) {
> err = try_to_merge_with_ksm_page(tree_rmap_item,
>

--
With Best Regards,
Andy Shevchenko


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