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SubjectRe: [v5] mm: khugepaged: recalculate min_free_kbytes after memory hotplug as expected by khugepaged
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On 9/29/20 9:49 AM, Vijay Balakrishna wrote:
> When memory is hotplug added or removed the min_free_kbytes should 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.
>
> Fixes: f000565adb77 ("thp: set recommended min free kbytes")
>
> Signed-off-by: Vijay Balakrishna <vijayb@linux.microsoft.com>
> Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
> Reviewed-by: Pavel Tatashin <pasha.tatashin@soleen.com>
> Acked-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>

Sorry for jumping in so late. Should we use this as an opportunity to
also fix up the messages logged when (re)calculating mfk? They are wrong
and could be quite confusing. For example consider the following sequence
of operations and corresponding log messages produced.

Freshly booted VM with 2 nodes and 8GB memory:
# cat /proc/sys/vm/min_free_kbytes
90112
# echo 90000 > /proc/sys/vm/min_free_kbytes
# cat /proc/sys/vm/min_free_kbytes
90000
# echo 0 > /sys/devices/system/node/node1/memory56/online
[ 135.099947] Offlined Pages 32768
[ 135.102362] min_free_kbytes is not updated to 11241 because user defined value 90000 is preferred
[ 135.109070] khugepaged: raising min_free_kbytes from 90000 to 90112 to help t
ransparent hugepage allocations
# cat /proc/sys/vm/min_free_kbytes
90112
# echo 1 > /sys/devices/system/node/node1/memory56/online
[ 231.656075] min_free_kbytes is not updated to 11334 because user defined value 90000 is preferred
# cat /proc/sys/vm/min_free_kbytes
90112

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Mike Kravetz

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