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authorMichal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>2016-05-20 16:57:03 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2016-05-20 17:58:30 -0700
commitede37713737834d98ec72ed299a305d53e909f73 (patch)
treed56b784a80fe86a9207e58ecca7a604f9dfd6454 /mm/backing-dev.c
parentmm, oom: rework oom detection (diff)
mm: throttle on IO only when there are too many dirty and writeback pages
wait_iff_congested has been used to throttle allocator before it retried another round of direct reclaim to allow the writeback to make some progress and prevent reclaim from looping over dirty/writeback pages without making any progress. We used to do congestion_wait before commit 0e093d99763e ("writeback: do not sleep on the congestion queue if there are no congested BDIs or if significant congestion is not being encountered in the current zone") but that led to undesirable stalls and sleeping for the full timeout even when the BDI wasn't congested. Hence wait_iff_congested was used instead. But it seems that even wait_iff_congested doesn't work as expected. We might have a small file LRU list with all pages dirty/writeback and yet the bdi is not congested so this is just a cond_resched in the end and can end up triggering pre mature OOM. This patch replaces the unconditional wait_iff_congested by congestion_wait which is executed only if we _know_ that the last round of direct reclaim didn't make any progress and dirty+writeback pages are more than a half of the reclaimable pages on the zone which might be usable for our target allocation. This shouldn't reintroduce stalls fixed by 0e093d99763e because congestion_wait is called only when we are getting hopeless when sleeping is a better choice than OOM with many pages under IO. We have to preserve logic introduced by commit 373ccbe59270 ("mm, vmstat: allow WQ concurrency to discover memory reclaim doesn't make any progress") into the __alloc_pages_slowpath now that wait_iff_congested is not used anymore. As the only remaining user of wait_iff_congested is shrink_inactive_list we can remove the WQ specific short sleep from wait_iff_congested because the sleep is needed to be done only once in the allocation retry cycle. [mhocko@suse.com: high_zoneidx->ac_classzone_idx to evaluate memory reserves properly] Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1463051677-29418-2-git-send-email-mhocko@kernel.org Signed-off-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com> Acked-by: Hillf Danton <hillf.zj@alibaba-inc.com> Cc: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com> Cc: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org> Cc: Joonsoo Kim <js1304@gmail.com> Cc: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de> Cc: Tetsuo Handa <penguin-kernel@I-love.SAKURA.ne.jp> Cc: Vladimir Davydov <vdavydov@virtuozzo.com> Cc: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to '')
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 17 deletions
diff --git a/mm/backing-dev.c b/mm/backing-dev.c
index 0c6317b7db38..ed173b8ae8f2 100644
--- a/mm/backing-dev.c
+++ b/mm/backing-dev.c
@@ -957,9 +957,8 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(congestion_wait);
* jiffies for either a BDI to exit congestion of the given @sync queue
* or a write to complete.
- * In the absence of zone congestion, a short sleep or a cond_resched is
- * performed to yield the processor and to allow other subsystems to make
- * a forward progress.
+ * In the absence of zone congestion, cond_resched() is called to yield
+ * the processor if necessary but otherwise does not sleep.
* The return value is 0 if the sleep is for the full timeout. Otherwise,
* it is the number of jiffies that were still remaining when the function
@@ -979,20 +978,7 @@ long wait_iff_congested(struct zone *zone, int sync, long timeout)
if (atomic_read(&nr_wb_congested[sync]) == 0 ||
!test_bit(ZONE_CONGESTED, &zone->flags)) {
- /*
- * Memory allocation/reclaim might be called from a WQ
- * context and the current implementation of the WQ
- * concurrency control doesn't recognize that a particular
- * WQ is congested if the worker thread is looping without
- * ever sleeping. Therefore we have to do a short sleep
- * here rather than calling cond_resched().
- */
- if (current->flags & PF_WQ_WORKER)
- schedule_timeout_uninterruptible(1);
- else
- cond_resched();
+ cond_resched();
/* In case we scheduled, work out time remaining */
ret = timeout - (jiffies - start);
if (ret < 0)