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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/4] mm: thp: make deferred split shrinker memcg aware
On Tue, Jun 11, 2019 at 10:06:36PM -0700, Yang Shi wrote:
>
>
> On 6/11/19 7:47 PM, Kirill A. Shutemov wrote:
> > On Fri, Jun 07, 2019 at 02:07:37PM +0800, Yang Shi wrote:
> > > + /*
> > > + * The THP may be not on LRU at this point, e.g. the old page of
> > > + * NUMA migration. And PageTransHuge is not enough to distinguish
> > > + * with other compound page, e.g. skb, THP destructor is not used
> > > + * anymore and will be removed, so the compound order sounds like
> > > + * the only choice here.
> > > + */
> > > + if (PageTransHuge(page) && compound_order(page) == HPAGE_PMD_ORDER) {
> > What happens if the page is the same order as THP is not THP? Why removing
>
> It may corrupt the deferred split queue since it is never added into the
> list, but deleted here.
>
> > of destructor is required?
>
> Due to the change to free_transhuge_page() (extracted deferred split queue
> manipulation and moved before memcg uncharge since page->mem_cgroup is
> needed), it just calls free_compound_page(). So, it sounds pointless to
> still keep THP specific destructor.
>
> It looks there is not a good way to tell if the compound page is THP in
> free_page path or not, we may keep the destructor just for this?

Other option would be to move mem_cgroup_uncharge(page); from
__page_cache_release() to destructors. Destructors will be able to
call it as it fits.

--
Kirill A. Shutemov

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