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SubjectRe: [PATCH 10/10] mm: Clear shrinker bit if there are no objects related to memcg
On Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 04:23:01PM +0300, Kirill Tkhai wrote:
> To avoid further unneed calls of do_shrink_slab()
> for shrinkers, which already do not have any charged
> objects in a memcg, their bits have to be cleared.
>
> This patch introduces new return value SHRINK_EMPTY,
> which will be used in case of there is no charged
> objects in shrinker. We can't use 0 instead of that,
> as a shrinker may return 0, when it has very small
> amount of objects.
>
> To prevent race with parallel list lru add, we call
> do_shrink_slab() once again, after the bit is cleared.
> So, if there is a new object, we never miss it, and
> the bit will be restored again.
>
> The below test shows significant performance growths
> after using the patchset:
>
> $echo 1 > /sys/fs/cgroup/memory/memory.use_hierarchy
> $mkdir /sys/fs/cgroup/memory/ct
> $echo 4000M > /sys/fs/cgroup/memory/ct/memory.kmem.limit_in_bytes
> $for i in `seq 0 4000`; do mkdir /sys/fs/cgroup/memory/ct/$i; echo $$ > /sys/fs/cgroup/memory/ct/$i/cgroup.procs; mkdir -p s/$i; mount -t tmpfs $i s/$i; touch s/$i/file; done
>
> Then 4 drop_caches:
> $time echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches
>
> Times of drop_caches:
>
> *Before (4 iterations)*
> 0.00user 6.80system 0:06.82elapsed 99%CPU
> 0.00user 4.61system 0:04.62elapsed 99%CPU
> 0.00user 4.61system 0:04.61elapsed 99%CPU
> 0.00user 4.61system 0:04.61elapsed 99%CPU
>
> *After (4 iterations)*
> 0.00user 0.93system 0:00.94elapsed 99%CPU
> 0.00user 0.00system 0:00.01elapsed 80%CPU
> 0.00user 0.00system 0:00.01elapsed 80%CPU
> 0.00user 0.00system 0:00.01elapsed 81%CPU
>
> 4.61s/0.01s = 461 times faster.
>
> Signed-off-by: Kirill Tkhai <ktkhai@virtuozzo.com>
> ---
> fs/super.c | 3 +++
> include/linux/shrinker.h | 1 +
> mm/vmscan.c | 21 ++++++++++++++++++---
> mm/workingset.c | 3 +++
> 4 files changed, 25 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/include/linux/shrinker.h b/include/linux/shrinker.h
> index 24aeed1bc332..b23180deb928 100644
> --- a/include/linux/shrinker.h
> +++ b/include/linux/shrinker.h
> @@ -34,6 +34,7 @@ struct shrink_control {
> };
>
> #define SHRINK_STOP (~0UL)
> +#define SHRINK_EMPTY (~0UL - 1)

Please update the comment below accordingly.

> /*
> * A callback you can register to apply pressure to ageable caches.
> *
> diff --git a/mm/vmscan.c b/mm/vmscan.c
> index e1fd16bc7a9b..1fc05e8bde04 100644
> --- a/mm/vmscan.c
> +++ b/mm/vmscan.c
> @@ -387,6 +387,7 @@ void set_shrinker_bit(struct mem_cgroup *memcg, int nid, int nr)
> {
> struct shrinkers_map *map = SHRINKERS_MAP(memcg);
>
> + smp_mb__before_atomic(); /* Pairs with mb in shrink_slab() */

I don't understand the purpose of this barrier. Please add a comment
explaining why you need it.

> set_bit(nr, map->map[nid]);
> }
> #else /* CONFIG_MEMCG && !CONFIG_SLOB */
> @@ -568,8 +569,8 @@ static unsigned long do_shrink_slab(struct shrink_control *shrinkctl,
> long scanned = 0, next_deferred;
>
> freeable = shrinker->count_objects(shrinker, shrinkctl);
> - if (freeable == 0)
> - return 0;
> + if (freeable == 0 || freeable == SHRINK_EMPTY)
> + return freeable;
>
> /*
> * copy the current shrinker scan count into a local variable
> @@ -708,6 +709,7 @@ static unsigned long shrink_slab(gfp_t gfp_mask, int nid,
> #if defined(CONFIG_MEMCG) && !defined(CONFIG_SLOB)
> if (!memcg_kmem_enabled() || memcg) {
> struct shrinkers_map *map;
> + unsigned long ret;
> int i;
>
> map = rcu_dereference_protected(SHRINKERS_MAP(memcg), true);
> @@ -724,7 +726,20 @@ static unsigned long shrink_slab(gfp_t gfp_mask, int nid,
> clear_bit(i, map->map[nid]);
> continue;
> }
> - freed += do_shrink_slab(&sc, shrinker, priority);
> + if (!(shrinker->flags & SHRINKER_NUMA_AWARE))
> + sc.nid = 0;

Hmm, if my memory doesn't fail, in the previous patch you added a BUG_ON
ensuring that a memcg-aware shrinker must also be numa-aware while here
you still check it. Please remove the BUG_ON or remove this check.
Better remove the BUG_ON, because a memcg-aware shrinker doesn't have to
be numa-aware.

> + ret = do_shrink_slab(&sc, shrinker, priority);
> + if (ret == SHRINK_EMPTY) {

do_shrink_slab() is also called for memcg-unaware shrinkers, you should
probably handle SHRINK_EMPTY there as well.

> + clear_bit(i, map->map[nid]);
> + /* pairs with mb in set_shrinker_bit() */
> + smp_mb__after_atomic();
> + ret = do_shrink_slab(&sc, shrinker, priority);
> + if (ret == SHRINK_EMPTY)
> + ret = 0;
> + else
> + set_bit(i, map->map[nid]);

Well, that's definitely a tricky part and hence needs a good comment.

Anyway, it would be great if we could simplify this part somehow.

> + }
> + freed += ret;
>
> if (rwsem_is_contended(&shrinker_rwsem)) {
> freed = freed ? : 1;

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