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SubjectRe: [RFC][Patch v12 1/2] mm: page_reporting: core infrastructure
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>>>> +static int process_free_page(struct page *page,
>>>> + struct page_reporting_config *phconf, int count)
>>>> +{
>>>> + int mt, order, ret = 0;
>>>> +
>>>> + mt = get_pageblock_migratetype(page);
>>>> + order = page_private(page);
>>>> + ret = __isolate_free_page(page, order);
>>>> +
>> I just started looking into the wonderful world of
>> isolation/compaction/migration.
>>
>> I don't think saving/restoring the migratetype is correct here. AFAIK,
>> MOVABLE/UNMOVABLE/RECLAIMABLE is just a hint, doesn't mean that e.g.,
>> movable pages and up in UNMOVABLE or ordinary kernel allocations on
>> MOVABLE. So that shouldn't be an issue - I guess.
>>
>> 1. You should never allocate something that is no
>> MOVABLE/UNMOVABLE/RECLAIMABLE. Especially not, if you have ISOLATE or
>> CMA here. There should at least be a !is_migrate_isolate_page() check
>> somewhere
>>
>> 2. set_migratetype_isolate() takes the zone lock, so to avoid racing
>> with isolation code, you have to hold the zone lock. Your code seems to
>> do that, so at least you cannot race against isolation.
>>
>> 3. You could end up temporarily allocating something in the
>> ZONE_MOVABLE. The pages you allocate are, however, not movable. There
>> would have to be a way to make alloc_contig_range()/offlining code
>> properly wait until the pages have been processed. Not sure about the
>> real implications, though - too many details in the code (I wonder if
>> Alex' series has a way of dealing with that)
>>
>> When you restore the migratetype, you could suddenly overwrite e.g.,
>> ISOLATE, which feels wrong.
>
>
> I was triggering an occasional CPU stall bug earlier, with saving and restoring
> the migratetype I was able to fix it.
> But I will further look into this to figure out if it is really required.
>

You should especially look into handling isolated/cma pages. Maybe that
was the original issue. Alex seems to have added that in his latest
series (skipping isolated/cma pageblocks completely) as well.

>> [...]
>>> So as per your comments in the cover page, the two functions above
>>> should also probably be plugged into the zone resizing logic somewhere
>>> so if a zone is resized the bitmap is adjusted.
>>>
>>>> +/**
>>>> + * zone_reporting_init - For each zone initializes the page reporting fields
>>>> + * and allocates the respective bitmap.
>>>> + *
>>>> + * This function returns 0 on successful initialization, -ENOMEM otherwise.
>>>> + */
>>>> +static int zone_reporting_init(void)
>>>> +{
>>>> + struct zone *zone;
>>>> + int ret;
>>>> +
>>>> + for_each_populated_zone(zone) {
>>>> +#ifdef CONFIG_ZONE_DEVICE
>>>> + /* we can not report pages which are not in the buddy */
>>>> + if (zone_idx(zone) == ZONE_DEVICE)
>>>> + continue;
>>>> +#endif
>>> I'm pretty sure this isn't needed since I don't think the ZONE_DEVICE
>>> zone will be considered "populated".
>>>
>> I think you are right (although it's confusing, we will have present
>> sections part of a zone but the zone has no present_pages - screams like
>> a re factoring - leftover from ZONE_DEVICE introduction).
>
>
> I think in that case it is safe to have this check here.
> What do you guys suggest?

If it's not needed, I'd say drop it (eventually add a comment).


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Thanks,

David / dhildenb

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