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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/3] mm: show number of vmalloc pages in /proc/meminfo
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On 3/1/19 4:05 PM, Vlastimil Babka wrote:
> On 2/25/19 9:30 PM, Roman Gushchin wrote:
>> Vmalloc() is getting more and more used these days (kernel stacks,
>> bpf and percpu allocator are new top users), and the total %
>> of memory consumed by vmalloc() can be pretty significant
>> and changes dynamically.
>>
>> /proc/meminfo is the best place to display this information:
>> its top goal is to show top consumers of the memory.
>>
>> Since the VmallocUsed field in /proc/meminfo is not in use
>> for quite a long time (it has been defined to 0 by the
>> commit a5ad88ce8c7f ("mm: get rid of 'vmalloc_info' from
>> /proc/meminfo")), let's reuse it for showing the actual
>
> Hm that commit is not that old (2015) and talks about two caching
> approaches from Linus and Ingo, so CCing them here for input, as
> apparently it was not deemed worth the trouble at that time.

No reply, so I've dug up the 2015 threads [1] [2] and went through them
quickly. Seems like the idea was to keep the expensive
get_vmalloc_info() implementation but cache its results. Dunno why a
continuously updated atomic counter was not proposed, like you did now.
Perhaps the implementation changed since then. Anyway it makes a lot of
sense to me. The updates shouldn't be too frequent to cause contention.

[1]
https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/CA+55aFxzOAx7365Mx2o55TZOS+bZGh_Pfr=vVF3QGg0btsDumg@mail.gmail.com/T/#u
[2]
https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20150825125951.GR16853@twins.programming.kicks-ass.net/T/#e25cc3fd84ccfc5f03a347ba31fa99a132e8c8ca3

>
>> physical memory consumption of vmalloc().
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Roman Gushchin <guro@fb.com>
>> Acked-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>

Acked-by: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>

>> ---
>> fs/proc/meminfo.c | 2 +-
>> include/linux/vmalloc.h | 2 ++
>> mm/vmalloc.c | 10 ++++++++++
>> 3 files changed, 13 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/fs/proc/meminfo.c b/fs/proc/meminfo.c
>> index 568d90e17c17..465ea0153b2a 100644
>> --- a/fs/proc/meminfo.c
>> +++ b/fs/proc/meminfo.c
>> @@ -120,7 +120,7 @@ static int meminfo_proc_show(struct seq_file *m, void *v)
>> show_val_kb(m, "Committed_AS: ", committed);
>> seq_printf(m, "VmallocTotal: %8lu kB\n",
>> (unsigned long)VMALLOC_TOTAL >> 10);
>> - show_val_kb(m, "VmallocUsed: ", 0ul);
>> + show_val_kb(m, "VmallocUsed: ", vmalloc_nr_pages());
>> show_val_kb(m, "VmallocChunk: ", 0ul);
>> show_val_kb(m, "Percpu: ", pcpu_nr_pages());
>>
>> diff --git a/include/linux/vmalloc.h b/include/linux/vmalloc.h
>> index 398e9c95cd61..0b497408272b 100644
>> --- a/include/linux/vmalloc.h
>> +++ b/include/linux/vmalloc.h
>> @@ -63,10 +63,12 @@ extern void vm_unmap_aliases(void);
>>
>> #ifdef CONFIG_MMU
>> extern void __init vmalloc_init(void);
>> +extern unsigned long vmalloc_nr_pages(void);
>> #else
>> static inline void vmalloc_init(void)
>> {
>> }
>> +static inline unsigned long vmalloc_nr_pages(void) { return 0; }
>> #endif
>>
>> extern void *vmalloc(unsigned long size);
>> diff --git a/mm/vmalloc.c b/mm/vmalloc.c
>> index f1f19d1105c4..3a1872ee8294 100644
>> --- a/mm/vmalloc.c
>> +++ b/mm/vmalloc.c
>> @@ -340,6 +340,13 @@ static unsigned long cached_align;
>>
>> static unsigned long vmap_area_pcpu_hole;
>>
>> +static atomic_long_t nr_vmalloc_pages;
>> +
>> +unsigned long vmalloc_nr_pages(void)
>> +{
>> + return atomic_long_read(&nr_vmalloc_pages);
>> +}
>> +
>> static struct vmap_area *__find_vmap_area(unsigned long addr)
>> {
>> struct rb_node *n = vmap_area_root.rb_node;
>> @@ -1566,6 +1573,7 @@ static void __vunmap(const void *addr, int deallocate_pages)
>> BUG_ON(!page);
>> __free_pages(page, 0);
>> }
>> + atomic_long_sub(area->nr_pages, &nr_vmalloc_pages);
>>
>> kvfree(area->pages);
>> }
>> @@ -1742,12 +1750,14 @@ static void *__vmalloc_area_node(struct vm_struct *area, gfp_t gfp_mask,
>> if (unlikely(!page)) {
>> /* Successfully allocated i pages, free them in __vunmap() */
>> area->nr_pages = i;
>> + atomic_long_add(area->nr_pages, &nr_vmalloc_pages);
>> goto fail;
>> }
>> area->pages[i] = page;
>> if (gfpflags_allow_blocking(gfp_mask|highmem_mask))
>> cond_resched();
>> }
>> + atomic_long_add(area->nr_pages, &nr_vmalloc_pages);
>>
>> if (map_vm_area(area, prot, pages))
>> goto fail;
>>
>

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