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SubjectRe: [PATCH -V3] swap: Reduce lock contention on swap cache from swap slots allocation
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Daniel Jordan <daniel.m.jordan@oracle.com> writes:

> On Thu, May 28, 2020 at 01:32:40PM +0800, Huang, Ying wrote:
>> Daniel Jordan <daniel.m.jordan@oracle.com> writes:
>>
>> > On Mon, May 25, 2020 at 08:26:48AM +0800, Huang Ying wrote:
>> >> diff --git a/mm/swapfile.c b/mm/swapfile.c
>> >> index 423c234aca15..0abd93d2a4fc 100644
>> >> --- a/mm/swapfile.c
>> >> +++ b/mm/swapfile.c
>> >> @@ -615,7 +615,8 @@ static bool scan_swap_map_try_ssd_cluster(struct swap_info_struct *si,
>> >> * discarding, do discard now and reclaim them
>> >> */
>> >> swap_do_scheduled_discard(si);
>> >> - *scan_base = *offset = si->cluster_next;
>> >> + *scan_base = this_cpu_read(*si->cluster_next_cpu);
>> >> + *offset = *scan_base;
>> >> goto new_cluster;
>> >
>> > Why is this done? As far as I can tell, the values always get overwritten at
>> > the end of the function with tmp and tmp isn't derived from them. Seems
>> > ebc2a1a69111 moved some logic that used to make sense but doesn't have any
>> > effect now.
>>
>> If we fail to allocate from cluster, "scan_base" and "offset" will not
>> be overridden.
>
> Ok, if another task races to allocate the clusters the first just discarded.
>
>> And "cluster_next" or "cluster_next_cpu" may be changed
>> in swap_do_scheduled_discard(), because the lock is released and
>> re-acquired there.
>
> I see, by another task on the same cpu for cluster_next_cpu.
>
> Both probably unlikely, but at least it tries to pick up where the racing task
> left off. You might tack this onto the comment:
>
> * discarding, do discard now and reclaim them, then reread
> * cluster_next_cpu since we dropped si->lock
> /*

Sure. Will add this in the next version.

>> The code may not have much value.
>
> No, it makes sense.
>
>> > These aside, patch looks good to me.
>>
>> Thanks for your review! It really help me to improve the quality of the
>> patch. Can I add your "Reviewed-by" in the next version?
>
> Sure,
> Reviewed-by: Daniel Jordan <daniel.m.jordan@oracle.com>

Thanks!

Best Regards,
Huang, Ying

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