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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 5/6] powerpc: Chunk calls to flush_dcache_range in arch_*_memory
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On Thu, 26 Sep 2019 at 12:18, Alastair D'Silva <alastair@au1.ibm.com> wrote:
>
> From: Alastair D'Silva <alastair@d-silva.org>
>
> When presented with large amounts of memory being hotplugged
> (in my test case, ~890GB), the call to flush_dcache_range takes
> a while (~50 seconds), triggering RCU stalls.
>
> This patch breaks up the call into 1GB chunks, calling
> cond_resched() inbetween to allow the scheduler to run.
>
> Signed-off-by: Alastair D'Silva <alastair@d-silva.org>
> ---
> arch/powerpc/mm/mem.c | 27 +++++++++++++++++++++++++--
> 1 file changed, 25 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/arch/powerpc/mm/mem.c b/arch/powerpc/mm/mem.c
> index cff947cb2a84..a2758e473d58 100644
> --- a/arch/powerpc/mm/mem.c
> +++ b/arch/powerpc/mm/mem.c
> @@ -104,6 +104,27 @@ int __weak remove_section_mapping(unsigned long start, unsigned long end)
> return -ENODEV;
> }
>
> +#define FLUSH_CHUNK_SIZE SZ_1G
> +/**
> + * flush_dcache_range_chunked(): Write any modified data cache blocks out to
> + * memory and invalidate them, in chunks of up to FLUSH_CHUNK_SIZE
> + * Does not invalidate the corresponding instruction cache blocks.
> + *
> + * @start: the start address
> + * @stop: the stop address (exclusive)
> + * @chunk: the max size of the chunks
> + */
> +static void flush_dcache_range_chunked(unsigned long start, unsigned long stop,
> + unsigned long chunk)
> +{
> + unsigned long i;
> +
> + for (i = start; i < stop; i += FLUSH_CHUNK_SIZE) {
Here you ignore the function parameter "chunk" and use the define
FLUSH_CHUNK_SIZE.
You should do one or the other; use the parameter or remove it.
> + flush_dcache_range(i, min(stop, start + FLUSH_CHUNK_SIZE));
> + cond_resched();
> + }
> +}
> +
> int __ref arch_add_memory(int nid, u64 start, u64 size,
> struct mhp_restrictions *restrictions)
> {
> @@ -120,7 +141,8 @@ int __ref arch_add_memory(int nid, u64 start, u64 size,
> start, start + size, rc);
> return -EFAULT;
> }
> - flush_dcache_range(start, start + size);
> +
> + flush_dcache_range_chunked(start, start + size, FLUSH_CHUNK_SIZE);
>
> return __add_pages(nid, start_pfn, nr_pages, restrictions);
> }
> @@ -137,7 +159,8 @@ void __ref arch_remove_memory(int nid, u64 start, u64 size,
>
> /* Remove htab bolted mappings for this section of memory */
> start = (unsigned long)__va(start);
> - flush_dcache_range(start, start + size);
> + flush_dcache_range_chunked(start, start + size, FLUSH_CHUNK_SIZE);
> +
> ret = remove_section_mapping(start, start + size);
> WARN_ON_ONCE(ret);
>
> --
> 2.21.0
>

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