[v3] mm: emit tracepoint when RSS changes
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Message ID 20191001172817.234886-1-joel@joelfernandes.org
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  • [v3] mm: emit tracepoint when RSS changes
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Joel Fernandes Oct. 1, 2019, 5:28 p.m. UTC
Useful to track how RSS is changing per TGID to detect spikes in RSS and
memory hogs. Several Android teams have been using this patch in various
kernel trees for half a year now. Many reported to me it is really
useful so I'm posting it upstream.

Initial patch developed by Tim Murray. Changes I made from original patch:
o Prevent any additional space consumed by mm_struct.

Regarding the fact that the RSS may change too often thus flooding the
traces - note that, there is some "hysterisis" with this already. That
is - We update the counter only if we receive 64 page faults due to
SPLIT_RSS_ACCOUNTING. However, during zapping or copying of pte range,
the RSS is updated immediately which can become noisy/flooding. In a
previous discussion, we agreed that BPF or ftrace can be used to rate
limit the signal if this becomes an issue.

Also note that I added wrappers to trace_rss_stat to prevent compiler
errors where linux/mm.h is included from tracing code, causing errors
such as:
  CC      kernel/trace/power-traces.o
In file included from ./include/trace/define_trace.h:102,
                 from ./include/trace/events/kmem.h:342,
                 from ./include/linux/mm.h:31,
                 from ./include/linux/ring_buffer.h:5,
                 from ./include/linux/trace_events.h:6,
                 from ./include/trace/events/power.h:12,
                 from kernel/trace/power-traces.c:15:
./include/trace/trace_events.h:113:22: error: field ‘ent’ has incomplete type
   struct trace_entry ent;    \

Link: http://lore.kernel.org/r/20190903200905.198642-1-joel@joelfernandes.org
Acked-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
Co-developed-by: Tim Murray <timmurray@google.com>
Signed-off-by: Tim Murray <timmurray@google.com>
Signed-off-by: Joel Fernandes (Google) <joel@joelfernandes.org>


v2->v3: Removed optimization for rate limitting and we can do so from
        tracing code.
        Added Michal's ack after private discussion.

v1->v2: Added more commit message.

Cc: carmenjackson@google.com
Cc: mayankgupta@google.com
Cc: dancol@google.com
Cc: rostedt@goodmis.org
Cc: minchan@kernel.org
Cc: akpm@linux-foundation.org
Cc: kernel-team@android.com

 include/linux/mm.h          | 14 +++++++++++---
 include/trace/events/kmem.h | 21 +++++++++++++++++++++
 mm/memory.c                 |  6 ++++++
 3 files changed, 38 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/include/linux/mm.h b/include/linux/mm.h
index 0334ca97c584..fb8619c5a87d 100644
--- a/include/linux/mm.h
+++ b/include/linux/mm.h
@@ -1671,19 +1671,27 @@  static inline unsigned long get_mm_counter(struct mm_struct *mm, int member)
 	return (unsigned long)val;
+void mm_trace_rss_stat(int member, long count);
 static inline void add_mm_counter(struct mm_struct *mm, int member, long value)
-	atomic_long_add(value, &mm->rss_stat.count[member]);
+	long count = atomic_long_add_return(value, &mm->rss_stat.count[member]);
+	mm_trace_rss_stat(member, count);
 static inline void inc_mm_counter(struct mm_struct *mm, int member)
-	atomic_long_inc(&mm->rss_stat.count[member]);
+	long count = atomic_long_inc_return(&mm->rss_stat.count[member]);
+	mm_trace_rss_stat(member, count);
 static inline void dec_mm_counter(struct mm_struct *mm, int member)
-	atomic_long_dec(&mm->rss_stat.count[member]);
+	long count = atomic_long_dec_return(&mm->rss_stat.count[member]);
+	mm_trace_rss_stat(member, count);
 /* Optimized variant when page is already known not to be PageAnon */
diff --git a/include/trace/events/kmem.h b/include/trace/events/kmem.h
index eb57e3037deb..8b88e04fafbf 100644
--- a/include/trace/events/kmem.h
+++ b/include/trace/events/kmem.h
@@ -315,6 +315,27 @@  TRACE_EVENT(mm_page_alloc_extfrag,
+	TP_PROTO(int member,
+		long count),
+	TP_ARGS(member, count),
+	TP_STRUCT__entry(
+		__field(int, member)
+		__field(long, size)
+	),
+	TP_fast_assign(
+		__entry->member = member;
+		__entry->size = (count << PAGE_SHIFT);
+	),
+	TP_printk("member=%d size=%ldB",
+		__entry->member,
+		__entry->size)
+	);
 #endif /* _TRACE_KMEM_H */
 /* This part must be outside protection */
diff --git a/mm/memory.c b/mm/memory.c
index e2bb51b6242e..4b31ac2fef42 100644
--- a/mm/memory.c
+++ b/mm/memory.c
@@ -72,6 +72,8 @@ 
 #include <linux/oom.h>
 #include <linux/numa.h>
+#include <trace/events/kmem.h>
 #include <asm/io.h>
 #include <asm/mmu_context.h>
 #include <asm/pgalloc.h>
@@ -140,6 +142,10 @@  static int __init init_zero_pfn(void)
+void mm_trace_rss_stat(int member, long count)
+	trace_rss_stat(member, count);
 #if defined(SPLIT_RSS_COUNTING)