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SubjectRe: [PATCH v6 1/1] mm/page_alloc.c: refactor initialization of struct page for holes in memory layout
On 02/22/21 at 12:57pm, Mike Rapoport wrote:
> From: Mike Rapoport <rppt@linux.ibm.com>
>
> There could be struct pages that are not backed by actual physical memory.
> This can happen when the actual memory bank is not a multiple of
> SECTION_SIZE or when an architecture does not register memory holes
> reserved by the firmware as memblock.memory.
>
> Such pages are currently initialized using init_unavailable_mem() function
> that iterates through PFNs in holes in memblock.memory and if there is a
> struct page corresponding to a PFN, the fields of this page are set to
> default values and it is marked as Reserved.
>
> init_unavailable_mem() does not take into account zone and node the page
> belongs to and sets both zone and node links in struct page to zero.
>
> Before commit 73a6e474cb37 ("mm: memmap_init: iterate over memblock regions
> rather that check each PFN") the holes inside a zone were re-initialized

Yeah, and the old code re-initialized the unavailable memory in a
implicit and confusing way. This patch does it explicitly in the similar
way to make it basically consistent with the old code. This looks great
to me.

> during memmap_init() and got their zone/node links right. However, after
> that commit nothing updates the struct pages representing such holes.
>
> On a system that has firmware reserved holes in a zone above ZONE_DMA, for
> instance in a configuration below:
>
> # grep -A1 E820 /proc/iomem
> 7a17b000-7a216fff : Unknown E820 type
> 7a217000-7bffffff : System RAM
>
> unset zone link in struct page will trigger
>
> VM_BUG_ON_PAGE(!zone_spans_pfn(page_zone(page), pfn), page);
>
> because there are pages in both ZONE_DMA32 and ZONE_DMA (unset zone link
> in struct page) in the same pageblock.
>
> Interleave initialization of the unavailable pages with the normal
> initialization of memory map, so that zone and node information will be
> properly set on struct pages that are not backed by the actual memory.
>
> With this change the pages for holes inside a zone will get proper
> zone/node links and the pages that are not spanned by any node will get
> links to the adjacent zone/node.

Thanks for spending so much effort with patience to fix this.

Reviewed-by: Baoquan He <bhe@redhat.com>

>
> Fixes: 73a6e474cb37 ("mm: memmap_init: iterate over memblock regions rather that check each PFN")
> Signed-off-by: Mike Rapoport <rppt@linux.ibm.com>
> Reported-by: Qian Cai <cai@lca.pw>
> Reported-by: Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com>
> Cc: Baoquan He <bhe@redhat.com>
> Cc: David Hildenbrand <david@redhat.com>
> Cc: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>
> Cc: Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org>
> Cc: Qian Cai <cai@lca.pw>
> Cc: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>
> ---
> mm/page_alloc.c | 144 ++++++++++++++++++++----------------------------
> 1 file changed, 61 insertions(+), 83 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/mm/page_alloc.c b/mm/page_alloc.c
> index 3e93f8b29bae..1f1db70b7789 100644
> --- a/mm/page_alloc.c
> +++ b/mm/page_alloc.c
> @@ -6280,12 +6280,60 @@ static void __meminit zone_init_free_lists(struct zone *zone)
> }
> }
>
> +#if !defined(CONFIG_FLAT_NODE_MEM_MAP)
> +/*
> + * Only struct pages that correspond to ranges defined by memblock.memory
> + * are zeroed and initialized by going through __init_single_page() during
> + * memmap_init_zone().
> + *
> + * But, there could be struct pages that correspond to holes in
> + * memblock.memory. This can happen because of the following reasons:
> + * - phyiscal memory bank size is not necessarily the exact multiple of the
> + * arbitrary section size
> + * - early reserved memory may not be listed in memblock.memory
> + * - memory layouts defined with memmap= kernel parameter may not align
> + * nicely with memmap sections
> + *
> + * Explicitly initialize those struct pages so that:
> + * - PG_Reserved is set
> + * - zone and node links point to zone and node that span the page
> + */
> +static u64 __meminit init_unavailable_range(unsigned long spfn,
> + unsigned long epfn,
> + int zone, int node)
> +{
> + unsigned long pfn;
> + u64 pgcnt = 0;
> +
> + for (pfn = spfn; pfn < epfn; pfn++) {
> + if (!pfn_valid(ALIGN_DOWN(pfn, pageblock_nr_pages))) {
> + pfn = ALIGN_DOWN(pfn, pageblock_nr_pages)
> + + pageblock_nr_pages - 1;
> + continue;
> + }
> + __init_single_page(pfn_to_page(pfn), pfn, zone, node);
> + __SetPageReserved(pfn_to_page(pfn));
> + pgcnt++;
> + }
> +
> + return pgcnt;
> +}
> +#else
> +static inline u64 init_unavailable_range(unsigned long spfn, unsigned long epfn,
> + int zone, int node)
> +{
> + return 0;
> +}
> +#endif
> +
> void __meminit __weak memmap_init_zone(struct zone *zone)
> {
> unsigned long zone_start_pfn = zone->zone_start_pfn;
> unsigned long zone_end_pfn = zone_start_pfn + zone->spanned_pages;
> int i, nid = zone_to_nid(zone), zone_id = zone_idx(zone);
> + static unsigned long hole_pfn = 0;
> unsigned long start_pfn, end_pfn;
> + u64 pgcnt = 0;
>
> for_each_mem_pfn_range(i, nid, &start_pfn, &end_pfn, NULL) {
> start_pfn = clamp(start_pfn, zone_start_pfn, zone_end_pfn);
> @@ -6295,7 +6343,20 @@ void __meminit __weak memmap_init_zone(struct zone *zone)
> memmap_init_range(end_pfn - start_pfn, nid,
> zone_id, start_pfn, zone_end_pfn,
> MEMINIT_EARLY, NULL, MIGRATE_MOVABLE);
> +
> + if (hole_pfn < start_pfn)
> + pgcnt += init_unavailable_range(hole_pfn, start_pfn,
> + zone_id, nid);
> + hole_pfn = end_pfn;
> }
> +
> + if (hole_pfn < zone_end_pfn)
> + pgcnt += init_unavailable_range(hole_pfn, zone_end_pfn,
> + zone_id, nid);
> +
> + if (pgcnt)
> + pr_info(" %s zone: %lld pages in unavailable ranges\n",
> + zone->name, pgcnt);
> }
>
> static int zone_batchsize(struct zone *zone)
> @@ -7092,88 +7153,6 @@ void __init free_area_init_memoryless_node(int nid)
> free_area_init_node(nid);
> }
>
> -#if !defined(CONFIG_FLAT_NODE_MEM_MAP)
> -/*
> - * Initialize all valid struct pages in the range [spfn, epfn) and mark them
> - * PageReserved(). Return the number of struct pages that were initialized.
> - */
> -static u64 __init init_unavailable_range(unsigned long spfn, unsigned long epfn)
> -{
> - unsigned long pfn;
> - u64 pgcnt = 0;
> -
> - for (pfn = spfn; pfn < epfn; pfn++) {
> - if (!pfn_valid(ALIGN_DOWN(pfn, pageblock_nr_pages))) {
> - pfn = ALIGN_DOWN(pfn, pageblock_nr_pages)
> - + pageblock_nr_pages - 1;
> - continue;
> - }
> - /*
> - * Use a fake node/zone (0) for now. Some of these pages
> - * (in memblock.reserved but not in memblock.memory) will
> - * get re-initialized via reserve_bootmem_region() later.
> - */
> - __init_single_page(pfn_to_page(pfn), pfn, 0, 0);
> - __SetPageReserved(pfn_to_page(pfn));
> - pgcnt++;
> - }
> -
> - return pgcnt;
> -}
> -
> -/*
> - * Only struct pages that are backed by physical memory are zeroed and
> - * initialized by going through __init_single_page(). But, there are some
> - * struct pages which are reserved in memblock allocator and their fields
> - * may be accessed (for example page_to_pfn() on some configuration accesses
> - * flags). We must explicitly initialize those struct pages.
> - *
> - * This function also addresses a similar issue where struct pages are left
> - * uninitialized because the physical address range is not covered by
> - * memblock.memory or memblock.reserved. That could happen when memblock
> - * layout is manually configured via memmap=, or when the highest physical
> - * address (max_pfn) does not end on a section boundary.
> - */
> -static void __init init_unavailable_mem(void)
> -{
> - phys_addr_t start, end;
> - u64 i, pgcnt;
> - phys_addr_t next = 0;
> -
> - /*
> - * Loop through unavailable ranges not covered by memblock.memory.
> - */
> - pgcnt = 0;
> - for_each_mem_range(i, &start, &end) {
> - if (next < start)
> - pgcnt += init_unavailable_range(PFN_DOWN(next),
> - PFN_UP(start));
> - next = end;
> - }
> -
> - /*
> - * Early sections always have a fully populated memmap for the whole
> - * section - see pfn_valid(). If the last section has holes at the
> - * end and that section is marked "online", the memmap will be
> - * considered initialized. Make sure that memmap has a well defined
> - * state.
> - */
> - pgcnt += init_unavailable_range(PFN_DOWN(next),
> - round_up(max_pfn, PAGES_PER_SECTION));
> -
> - /*
> - * Struct pages that do not have backing memory. This could be because
> - * firmware is using some of this memory, or for some other reasons.
> - */
> - if (pgcnt)
> - pr_info("Zeroed struct page in unavailable ranges: %lld pages", pgcnt);
> -}
> -#else
> -static inline void __init init_unavailable_mem(void)
> -{
> -}
> -#endif /* !CONFIG_FLAT_NODE_MEM_MAP */
> -
> #if MAX_NUMNODES > 1
> /*
> * Figure out the number of possible node ids.
> @@ -7597,7 +7576,6 @@ void __init free_area_init(unsigned long *max_zone_pfn)
> /* Initialise every node */
> mminit_verify_pageflags_layout();
> setup_nr_node_ids();
> - init_unavailable_mem();
> for_each_online_node(nid) {
> pg_data_t *pgdat = NODE_DATA(nid);
> free_area_init_node(nid);
> --
> 2.28.0
>

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