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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 2/2] mm: hugetlb: optionally allocate gigantic hugepages using cma
On Tue 07-04-20 08:25:44, Roman Gushchin wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 07, 2020 at 09:03:31AM +0200, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > On Mon 06-04-20 18:04:31, Roman Gushchin wrote:
> > [...]
> > My ack still applies but I have only noticed two minor things now.
>
> Hello, Michal!
>
> >
> > [...]
> > > @@ -1281,8 +1308,14 @@ static void update_and_free_page(struct hstate *h, struct page *page)
> > > set_compound_page_dtor(page, NULL_COMPOUND_DTOR);
> > > set_page_refcounted(page);
> > > if (hstate_is_gigantic(h)) {
> > > + /*
> > > + * Temporarily drop the hugetlb_lock, because
> > > + * we might block in free_gigantic_page().
> > > + */
> > > + spin_unlock(&hugetlb_lock);
> > > destroy_compound_gigantic_page(page, huge_page_order(h));
> > > free_gigantic_page(page, huge_page_order(h));
> > > + spin_lock(&hugetlb_lock);
> >
> > This is OK with the current code because existing paths do not have to
> > revalidate the state AFAICS but it is a bit subtle. I have checked the
> > cma_free path and it can only sleep on the cma->lock unless I am missing
> > something. This lock is only used for cma bitmap manipulation and the
> > mutex sounds like an overkill there and it can be replaced by a
> > spinlock.
> >
> > Sounds like a follow up patch material to me.
>
> I had the same idea and even posted a patch:
> https://lore.kernel.org/linux-mm/20200403174559.GC220160@carbon.lan/T/#m87be98bdacda02cea3dd6759b48a28bd23f29ff0
>
> However, Joonsoo pointed out that in some cases the bitmap operation might
> be too long for a spinlock.

I was not aware of this email thread. I will have a look. Thanks!

> Alternatively, we can implement an asynchronous delayed release on the cma side,
> I just don't know if it's worth it (I mean adding code/complexity).
>
> >
> > [...]
> > > + for_each_node_state(nid, N_ONLINE) {
> > > + int res;
> > > +
> > > + size = min(per_node, hugetlb_cma_size - reserved);
> > > + size = round_up(size, PAGE_SIZE << order);
> > > +
> > > + res = cma_declare_contiguous_nid(0, size, 0, PAGE_SIZE << order,
> > > + 0, false, "hugetlb",
> > > + &hugetlb_cma[nid], nid);
> > > + if (res) {
> > > + pr_warn("hugetlb_cma: reservation failed: err %d, node %d",
> > > + res, nid);
> > > + break;
> >
> > Do we really have to break out after a single node failure? There might
> > be other nodes that can satisfy the allocation. You are not cleaning up
> > previous allocations so there is a partial state and then it would make
> > more sense to me to simply s@break@continue@ here.
>
> But then we should iterate over all nodes in alloc_gigantic_page()?

OK, I've managed to miss the early break on hugetlb_cma[node] == NULL
there as well. I do not think this makes much sense. Just consider a
setup with one node much smaller than others (not unseen on LPAR
configurations) and then you are potentially using CMA areas on some
nodes without a good reason.

> Currently if hugetlb_cma[0] is NULL it will immediately switch back
> to the fallback approach.
>
> Actually, Idk how realistic are use cases with complex node configuration,
> so that we can hugetlb_cma areas can be allocated only on some of them.
> I'd leave it up to the moment when we'll have a real world example.
> Then we probably want something more sophisticated anyway...

I do not follow. Isn't the s@break@continue@ in this and
alloc_gigantic_page path enough to make it work?
--
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs

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