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SubjectRe: [v4] mm: khugepaged: avoid overriding min_free_kbytes set by user
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On 9/22/2020 3:07 AM, Michal Hocko wrote:
> On Tue 22-09-20 10:07:26, Kirill A. Shutemov wrote:
>> On Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 12:07:23PM -0700, Vijay Balakrishna wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I would recommend reposting the patch which adds heuristic for THP (if
>>>> THP is enabled) into the hotplug path, arguing with the consistency and
>>>> surprising results when adding memory decreases the value.
>>>
>>> I hope my reposted patch
>>> ([v3 1/2] mm: khugepaged: recalculate min_free_kbytes after memory hotplug
>>> as expected by khugepaged)
>>> change log is ok:
>>>
>>> When memory is hotplug added or removed the min_free_kbytes must be
>>> recalculated based on what is expected by khugepaged. Currently
>>> after hotplug, min_free_kbytes will be set to a lower default and higher
>>> default set when THP enabled is lost. This change restores min_free_kbytes
>>> as expected for THP consumers.
>>
>> Any scenario when hotremove would result in changing min_free_kbytes?
>
> init_per_zone_wmark_min is called from both online and offline path. But
> I believe the problem is not in the offlining path. A decrease wrt
> previous auto tuned value is to be expected. The primary problem is that
> the hotadding memory after boot (without any user configured value) will
> decrease the value effectively because khugepaged tuning
> (set_recommended_min_free_kbytes) is not called.

Thank you Michal and Kirill.

Vijay
>

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