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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 1/4] mm/balloon_compaction: list interfaces
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> On Apr 19, 2019, at 3:07 PM, Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@redhat.com> wrote:
>
> On Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 01:07:15AM +0000, Nadav Amit wrote:
>> Introduce interfaces for ballooning enqueueing and dequeueing of a list
>> of pages. These interfaces reduce the overhead of storing and restoring
>> IRQs by batching the operations. In addition they do not panic if the
>> list of pages is empty.
>>
>> Cc: "Michael S. Tsirkin" <mst@redhat.com>
>> Cc: Jason Wang <jasowang@redhat.com>
>> Cc: linux-mm@kvack.org
>> Cc: virtualization@lists.linux-foundation.org
>> Reviewed-by: Xavier Deguillard <xdeguillard@vmware.com>
>> Signed-off-by: Nadav Amit <namit@vmware.com>
>> ---
>> include/linux/balloon_compaction.h | 4 +
>> mm/balloon_compaction.c | 145 +++++++++++++++++++++--------
>> 2 files changed, 111 insertions(+), 38 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/include/linux/balloon_compaction.h b/include/linux/balloon_compaction.h
>> index f111c780ef1d..1da79edadb69 100644
>> --- a/include/linux/balloon_compaction.h
>> +++ b/include/linux/balloon_compaction.h
>> @@ -64,6 +64,10 @@ extern struct page *balloon_page_alloc(void);
>> extern void balloon_page_enqueue(struct balloon_dev_info *b_dev_info,
>> struct page *page);
>> extern struct page *balloon_page_dequeue(struct balloon_dev_info *b_dev_info);
>> +extern size_t balloon_page_list_enqueue(struct balloon_dev_info *b_dev_info,
>> + struct list_head *pages);
>> +extern size_t balloon_page_list_dequeue(struct balloon_dev_info *b_dev_info,
>> + struct list_head *pages, int n_req_pages);
>
> Why size_t I wonder? It can never be > n_req_pages which is int.
> Callers also seem to assume int.

Only because on the previous iteration
( https://lkml.org/lkml/2019/2/6/912 ) you said:

> Are we sure this int never overflows? Why not just use u64
> or size_t straight away?

I am ok either way, but please be consistent.

>
>> static inline void balloon_devinfo_init(struct balloon_dev_info *balloon)
>> {
>
>
>> diff --git a/mm/balloon_compaction.c b/mm/balloon_compaction.c
>> index ef858d547e2d..88d5d9a01072 100644
>> --- a/mm/balloon_compaction.c
>> +++ b/mm/balloon_compaction.c
>> @@ -10,6 +10,106 @@
>> #include <linux/export.h>
>> #include <linux/balloon_compaction.h>
>>
>> +static int balloon_page_enqueue_one(struct balloon_dev_info *b_dev_info,
>> + struct page *page)
>> +{
>> + /*
>> + * Block others from accessing the 'page' when we get around to
>> + * establishing additional references. We should be the only one
>> + * holding a reference to the 'page' at this point.
>> + */
>> + if (!trylock_page(page)) {
>> + WARN_ONCE(1, "balloon inflation failed to enqueue page\n");
>> + return -EFAULT;
>
> Looks like all callers bug on a failure. So let's just do it here,
> and then make this void?

As you noted below, actually balloon_page_list_enqueue() does not do
anything when an error occurs. I really prefer to avoid adding BUG_ON() -
I always get pushed back on such things. Yes, this might lead to memory
leak, but there is no reason to crash the system.

>> + }
>> + list_del(&page->lru);
>> + balloon_page_insert(b_dev_info, page);
>> + unlock_page(page);
>> + __count_vm_event(BALLOON_INFLATE);
>> + return 0;
>> +}
>> +
>> +/**
>> + * balloon_page_list_enqueue() - inserts a list of pages into the balloon page
>> + * list.
>> + * @b_dev_info: balloon device descriptor where we will insert a new page to
>> + * @pages: pages to enqueue - allocated using balloon_page_alloc.
>> + *
>> + * Driver must call it to properly enqueue a balloon pages before definitively
>> + * removing it from the guest system.
>
> A bunch of grammar error here. Pls fix for clarify.
> Also - document that nothing must lock the pages? More assumptions?
> What is "it" in this context? All pages? And what does removing from
> guest mean? Really adding to the balloon?

I pretty much copy-pasted this description from balloon_page_enqueue(). I
see that you edited this message in the past at least couple of times (e.g.,
c7cdff0e86471 “virtio_balloon: fix deadlock on OOM”) and left it as is.

So maybe all of the comments in this file need a rework, but I don’t think
this patch-set needs to do it.

>> + *
>> + * Return: number of pages that were enqueued.
>> + */
>> +size_t balloon_page_list_enqueue(struct balloon_dev_info *b_dev_info,
>> + struct list_head *pages)
>> +{
>> + struct page *page, *tmp;
>> + unsigned long flags;
>> + size_t n_pages = 0;
>> +
>> + spin_lock_irqsave(&b_dev_info->pages_lock, flags);
>> + list_for_each_entry_safe(page, tmp, pages, lru) {
>> + balloon_page_enqueue_one(b_dev_info, page);
>
> Do we want to do something about an error here?

Hmm… This is really something that should never happen, but I still prefer
to avoid BUG_ON(), as I said before. I will just not count the page.

>
>> + n_pages++;
>> + }
>> + spin_unlock_irqrestore(&b_dev_info->pages_lock, flags);
>> + return n_pages;
>> +}
>> +EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(balloon_page_list_enqueue);
>> +
>> +/**
>> + * balloon_page_list_dequeue() - removes pages from balloon's page list and
>> + * returns a list of the pages.
>> + * @b_dev_info: balloon device decriptor where we will grab a page from.
>> + * @pages: pointer to the list of pages that would be returned to the caller.
>> + * @n_req_pages: number of requested pages.
>> + *
>> + * Driver must call it to properly de-allocate a previous enlisted balloon pages
>> + * before definetively releasing it back to the guest system. This function
>> + * tries to remove @n_req_pages from the ballooned pages and return it to the
>> + * caller in the @pages list.
>> + *
>> + * Note that this function may fail to dequeue some pages temporarily empty due
>> + * to compaction isolated pages.
>> + *
>> + * Return: number of pages that were added to the @pages list.
>> + */
>> +size_t balloon_page_list_dequeue(struct balloon_dev_info *b_dev_info,
>> + struct list_head *pages, int n_req_pages)
>> +{
>> + struct page *page, *tmp;
>> + unsigned long flags;
>> + size_t n_pages = 0;
>> +
>> + spin_lock_irqsave(&b_dev_info->pages_lock, flags);
>> + list_for_each_entry_safe(page, tmp, &b_dev_info->pages, lru) {
>> + /*
>> + * Block others from accessing the 'page' while we get around
>> + * establishing additional references and preparing the 'page'
>> + * to be released by the balloon driver.
>> + */
>> + if (!trylock_page(page))
>> + continue;
>> +
>> + if (IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_BALLOON_COMPACTION) &&
>> + PageIsolated(page)) {
>> + /* raced with isolation */
>> + unlock_page(page);
>> + continue;
>> + }
>> + balloon_page_delete(page);
>> + __count_vm_event(BALLOON_DEFLATE);
>> + unlock_page(page);
>> + list_add(&page->lru, pages);
>> + if (++n_pages >= n_req_pages)
>> + break;
>> + }
>> + spin_unlock_irqrestore(&b_dev_info->pages_lock, flags);
>> +
>> + return n_pages;
>> +}
>> +EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(balloon_page_list_dequeue);
>> +
>> /*
>> * balloon_page_alloc - allocates a new page for insertion into the balloon
>> * page list.
>> @@ -43,17 +143,9 @@ void balloon_page_enqueue(struct balloon_dev_info *b_dev_info,
>> {
>> unsigned long flags;
>>
>> - /*
>> - * Block others from accessing the 'page' when we get around to
>> - * establishing additional references. We should be the only one
>> - * holding a reference to the 'page' at this point.
>> - */
>> - BUG_ON(!trylock_page(page));
>> spin_lock_irqsave(&b_dev_info->pages_lock, flags);
>> - balloon_page_insert(b_dev_info, page);
>> - __count_vm_event(BALLOON_INFLATE);
>> + balloon_page_enqueue_one(b_dev_info, page);
>
> We used to bug on failure to lock page, now we
> silently ignore this error. Why?

That’s a mistake. I’ll add a BUG_ON() if balloon_page_enqueue_one() fails.


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