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authorMel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>2015-03-25 15:55:42 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2015-03-25 16:20:31 -0700
commit074c238177a75f5e79af3b2cb6a84e54823ef950 (patch)
tree59fc27cb666e4691083df324e3016749523566c9 /mm
parentmm: numa: preserve PTE write permissions across a NUMA hinting fault (diff)
mm: numa: slow PTE scan rate if migration failures occur
Dave Chinner reported the following on https://lkml.org/lkml/2015/3/1/226 Across the board the 4.0-rc1 numbers are much slower, and the degradation is far worse when using the large memory footprint configs. Perf points straight at the cause - this is from 4.0-rc1 on the "-o bhash=101073" config: - 56.07% 56.07% [kernel] [k] default_send_IPI_mask_sequence_phys - default_send_IPI_mask_sequence_phys - 99.99% physflat_send_IPI_mask - 99.37% native_send_call_func_ipi smp_call_function_many - native_flush_tlb_others - 99.85% flush_tlb_page ptep_clear_flush try_to_unmap_one rmap_walk try_to_unmap migrate_pages migrate_misplaced_page - handle_mm_fault - 99.73% __do_page_fault trace_do_page_fault do_async_page_fault + async_page_fault 0.63% native_send_call_func_single_ipi generic_exec_single smp_call_function_single This is showing excessive migration activity even though excessive migrations are meant to get throttled. Normally, the scan rate is tuned on a per-task basis depending on the locality of faults. However, if migrations fail for any reason then the PTE scanner may scan faster if the faults continue to be remote. This means there is higher system CPU overhead and fault trapping at exactly the time we know that migrations cannot happen. This patch tracks when migration failures occur and slows the PTE scanner. Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de> Reported-by: Dave Chinner <david@fromorbit.com> Tested-by: Dave Chinner <david@fromorbit.com> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org> Cc: Aneesh Kumar <aneesh.kumar@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'mm')
2 files changed, 4 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/mm/huge_memory.c b/mm/huge_memory.c
index 0a42d1521aa4..51b3e7c64622 100644
--- a/mm/huge_memory.c
+++ b/mm/huge_memory.c
@@ -1350,7 +1350,8 @@ int do_huge_pmd_numa_page(struct mm_struct *mm, struct vm_area_struct *vma,
if (migrated) {
flags |= TNF_MIGRATED;
page_nid = target_nid;
- }
+ } else
+ flags |= TNF_MIGRATE_FAIL;
goto out;
diff --git a/mm/memory.c b/mm/memory.c
index d20e12da3a3c..97839f5c8c30 100644
--- a/mm/memory.c
+++ b/mm/memory.c
@@ -3103,7 +3103,8 @@ static int do_numa_page(struct mm_struct *mm, struct vm_area_struct *vma,
if (migrated) {
page_nid = target_nid;
flags |= TNF_MIGRATED;
- }
+ } else
+ flags |= TNF_MIGRATE_FAIL;
if (page_nid != -1)