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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/4] mm/gup: decrement head page once for group of subpages
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On 2/3/21 11:28 PM, John Hubbard wrote:
> On 2/3/21 2:00 PM, Joao Martins wrote:
>> Rather than decrementing the head page refcount one by one, we
>> walk the page array and checking which belong to the same
>> compound_head. Later on we decrement the calculated amount
>> of references in a single write to the head page. To that
>> end switch to for_each_compound_head() does most of the work.
>>
>> set_page_dirty() needs no adjustment as it's a nop for
>> non-dirty head pages and it doesn't operate on tail pages.
>>
>> This considerably improves unpinning of pages with THP and
>> hugetlbfs:
>>
>> - THP
>> gup_test -t -m 16384 -r 10 [-L|-a] -S -n 512 -w
>> PIN_LONGTERM_BENCHMARK (put values): ~87.6k us -> ~23.2k us
>>
>> - 16G with 1G huge page size
>> gup_test -f /mnt/huge/file -m 16384 -r 10 [-L|-a] -S -n 512 -w
>> PIN_LONGTERM_BENCHMARK: (put values): ~87.6k us -> ~27.5k us
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Joao Martins <joao.m.martins@oracle.com>
>> ---
>> mm/gup.c | 29 +++++++++++------------------
>> 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 18 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/mm/gup.c b/mm/gup.c
>> index 4f88dcef39f2..971a24b4b73f 100644
>> --- a/mm/gup.c
>> +++ b/mm/gup.c
>> @@ -270,20 +270,15 @@ void unpin_user_pages_dirty_lock(struct page **pages, unsigned long npages,
>> bool make_dirty)
>> {
>> unsigned long index;
>> -
>> - /*
>> - * TODO: this can be optimized for huge pages: if a series of pages is
>> - * physically contiguous and part of the same compound page, then a
>> - * single operation to the head page should suffice.
>> - */
>
> Great to see this TODO (and the related one below) finally done!
>
> Everything looks correct here.
>
> Reviewed-by: John Hubbard <jhubbard@nvidia.com>
>
Thank you!

Joao

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