lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2018]   [Oct]   [24]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
From
Date
SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 0/2] improve vmalloc allocation
On Tue, Oct 23, 2018 at 08:26:40AM -0700, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 23, 2018 at 09:02:56AM -0600, Shuah Khan wrote:
> > Hi Michal,
> >
> > On 10/23/2018 01:23 AM, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > > Hi Shuah,
> > >
> > > On Mon 22-10-18 18:52:53, Uladzislau Rezki wrote:
> > >> On Mon, Oct 22, 2018 at 02:51:42PM +0200, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > >>> Hi,
> > >>> I haven't read through the implementation yet but I have say that I
> > >>> really love this cover letter. It is clear on intetion, it covers design
> > >>> from high level enough to start discussion and provides a very nice
> > >>> testing coverage. Nice work!
> > >>>
> > >>> I also think that we need a better performing vmalloc implementation
> > >>> long term because of the increasing number of kvmalloc users.
> > >>>
> > >>> I just have two mostly workflow specific comments.
> > >>>
> > >>>> A test-suite patch you can find here, it is based on 4.18 kernel.
> > >>>> ftp://vps418301.ovh.net/incoming/0001-mm-vmalloc-stress-test-suite-v4.18.patch
> > >>>
> > >>> Can you fit this stress test into the standard self test machinery?
> > >>>
> > >> If you mean "tools/testing/selftests", then i can fit that as a kernel module.
> > >> But not all the tests i can trigger from kernel module, because 3 of 8 tests
> > >> use __vmalloc_node_range() function that is not marked as EXPORT_SYMBOL.
> > >
> > > Is there any way to conditionally export these internal symbols just for
> > > kselftests? Or is there any other standard way how to test internal
> > > functionality that is not exported to modules?
> > >
> >
> > The way it can be handled is by adding a test module under lib. test_kmod,
> > test_sysctl, test_user_copy etc.
>
> The problem is that said module can only invoke functions which are
> exported using EXPORT_SYMBOL. And there's a cost to exporting them,
> which I don't think we're willing to pay, purely to get test coverage.
>
> Based on my own experience with the IDA & XArray test suites, I would
> like to propose a solution which does not require exporting all of
> these symbols:
>
> Create a new kernel module in mm/test_vmalloc.c
>
> Towards the top of that file,
>
> #include <linux/export.h>
> #undef EXPORT_SYMBOL
> #define EXPORT_SYMBOL(x) /* */
> #include "vmalloc.c"
>
> Now you can invoke even static functions from your test harness.
I see your point. But i also think that it would not be so easy to go.

<snip>
#undef CONFIG_HAVE_ARCH_HUGE_VMAP
#undef CONFIG_PROC_FS

#include "../hikey_linux.git/mm/vmalloc.c"
#include <linux/random.h>
<snip>

<snip>
LD [M] /mnt/coding/vmalloc_performance_test/vmalloc_test.o
Building modules, stage 2.
MODPOST 1 modules
WARNING: "__pud_alloc" [/mnt/coding/vmalloc_performance_test/vmalloc_test.ko] undefined!
WARNING: "__sync_icache_dcache" [/mnt/coding/vmalloc_performance_test/vmalloc_test.ko] undefined!
WARNING: "warn_alloc" [/mnt/coding/vmalloc_performance_test/vmalloc_test.ko] undefined!
WARNING: "pmd_clear_bad" [/mnt/coding/vmalloc_performance_test/vmalloc_test.ko] undefined!
WARNING: "pgd_clear_bad" [/mnt/coding/vmalloc_performance_test/vmalloc_test.ko] undefined!
WARNING: "swapper_pg_dir" [/mnt/coding/vmalloc_performance_test/vmalloc_test.ko] undefined!
WARNING: "__pmd_alloc" [/mnt/coding/vmalloc_performance_test/vmalloc_test.ko] undefined!
WARNING: "pud_clear_bad" [/mnt/coding/vmalloc_performance_test/vmalloc_test.ko] undefined!
WARNING: "__pte_alloc_kernel" [/mnt/coding/vmalloc_performance_test/vmalloc_test.ko] undefined!
LD [M] /mnt/coding/vmalloc_performance_test/vmalloc_test.ko
<snip>

i.e. i will need either link with objects where those functions are or
wrap them up somehow.

Thanks!

--
Vlad Rezki

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2018-10-24 18:37    [W:0.074 / U:4.128 seconds]
©2003-2018 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site