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authorMel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>2016-06-03 14:55:58 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2016-06-03 16:02:56 -0700
commit0d0bd89435d19faa3f2fd73f7ee11c64ac9304f4 (patch)
treed65e0cfddf904afb8550b4c6e6d86a327c356da6
parentcbdcf7f78900625de35173961b9b95cde22bce45 (diff)
downloadlinux-0d0bd89435d19faa3f2fd73f7ee11c64ac9304f4.tar.gz
mm, page_alloc: reset zonelist iterator after resetting fair zone allocation policy
Geert Uytterhoeven reported the following problem that bisected to commit c33d6c06f60f ("mm, page_alloc: avoid looking up the first zone in a zonelist twice") on m68k/ARAnyM BUG: scheduling while atomic: cron/668/0x10c9a0c0 Modules linked in: CPU: 0 PID: 668 Comm: cron Not tainted 4.6.0-atari-05133-gc33d6c06f60f710f #364 Call Trace: [<0003d7d0>] __schedule_bug+0x40/0x54 __schedule+0x312/0x388 __schedule+0x0/0x388 prepare_to_wait+0x0/0x52 schedule+0x64/0x82 schedule_timeout+0xda/0x104 set_next_entity+0x18/0x40 pick_next_task_fair+0x78/0xda io_schedule_timeout+0x36/0x4a bit_wait_io+0x0/0x40 bit_wait_io+0x12/0x40 __wait_on_bit+0x46/0x76 wait_on_page_bit_killable+0x64/0x6c bit_wait_io+0x0/0x40 wake_bit_function+0x0/0x4e __lock_page_or_retry+0xde/0x124 do_scan_async+0x114/0x17c lookup_swap_cache+0x24/0x4e handle_mm_fault+0x626/0x7de find_vma+0x0/0x66 down_read+0x0/0xe wait_on_page_bit_killable_timeout+0x77/0x7c find_vma+0x16/0x66 do_page_fault+0xe6/0x23a res_func+0xa3c/0x141a buserr_c+0x190/0x6d4 res_func+0xa3c/0x141a buserr+0x20/0x28 res_func+0xa3c/0x141a buserr+0x20/0x28 The relationship is not obvious but it's due to a failure to rescan the full zonelist after the fair zone allocation policy exhausts the batch count. While this is a functional problem, it's also a performance issue. A page allocator microbenchmark showed the following 4.7.0-rc1 4.7.0-rc1 vanilla reset-v1r2 Min alloc-odr0-1 327.00 ( 0.00%) 326.00 ( 0.31%) Min alloc-odr0-2 235.00 ( 0.00%) 235.00 ( 0.00%) Min alloc-odr0-4 198.00 ( 0.00%) 198.00 ( 0.00%) Min alloc-odr0-8 170.00 ( 0.00%) 170.00 ( 0.00%) Min alloc-odr0-16 156.00 ( 0.00%) 156.00 ( 0.00%) Min alloc-odr0-32 150.00 ( 0.00%) 150.00 ( 0.00%) Min alloc-odr0-64 146.00 ( 0.00%) 146.00 ( 0.00%) Min alloc-odr0-128 145.00 ( 0.00%) 145.00 ( 0.00%) Min alloc-odr0-256 155.00 ( 0.00%) 155.00 ( 0.00%) Min alloc-odr0-512 168.00 ( 0.00%) 165.00 ( 1.79%) Min alloc-odr0-1024 175.00 ( 0.00%) 174.00 ( 0.57%) Min alloc-odr0-2048 180.00 ( 0.00%) 180.00 ( 0.00%) Min alloc-odr0-4096 187.00 ( 0.00%) 186.00 ( 0.53%) Min alloc-odr0-8192 190.00 ( 0.00%) 190.00 ( 0.00%) Min alloc-odr0-16384 191.00 ( 0.00%) 191.00 ( 0.00%) Min alloc-odr1-1 736.00 ( 0.00%) 445.00 ( 39.54%) Min alloc-odr1-2 343.00 ( 0.00%) 335.00 ( 2.33%) Min alloc-odr1-4 277.00 ( 0.00%) 270.00 ( 2.53%) Min alloc-odr1-8 238.00 ( 0.00%) 233.00 ( 2.10%) Min alloc-odr1-16 224.00 ( 0.00%) 218.00 ( 2.68%) Min alloc-odr1-32 210.00 ( 0.00%) 208.00 ( 0.95%) Min alloc-odr1-64 207.00 ( 0.00%) 203.00 ( 1.93%) Min alloc-odr1-128 276.00 ( 0.00%) 202.00 ( 26.81%) Min alloc-odr1-256 206.00 ( 0.00%) 202.00 ( 1.94%) Min alloc-odr1-512 207.00 ( 0.00%) 202.00 ( 2.42%) Min alloc-odr1-1024 208.00 ( 0.00%) 205.00 ( 1.44%) Min alloc-odr1-2048 213.00 ( 0.00%) 212.00 ( 0.47%) Min alloc-odr1-4096 218.00 ( 0.00%) 216.00 ( 0.92%) Min alloc-odr1-8192 341.00 ( 0.00%) 219.00 ( 35.78%) Note that order-0 allocations are unaffected but higher orders get a small boost from this patch and a large reduction in system CPU usage overall as can be seen here: 4.7.0-rc1 4.7.0-rc1 vanilla reset-v1r2 User 85.32 86.31 System 2221.39 2053.36 Elapsed 2368.89 2202.47 Fixes: c33d6c06f60f ("mm, page_alloc: avoid looking up the first zone in a zonelist twice") Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20160531100848.GR2527@techsingularity.net Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net> Reported-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org> Tested-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org> Tested-by: Mikulas Patocka <mpatocka@redhat.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>
-rw-r--r--mm/page_alloc.c1
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/mm/page_alloc.c b/mm/page_alloc.c
index 2e860f431d6b..62d1ea3f2f5a 100644
--- a/mm/page_alloc.c
+++ b/mm/page_alloc.c
@@ -3030,6 +3030,7 @@ reset_fair:
apply_fair = false;
fair_skipped = false;
reset_alloc_batches(ac->preferred_zoneref->zone);
+ z = ac->preferred_zoneref;
goto zonelist_scan;
}