[2/2] blkback: Add a module parameter for aggressive pool shrinking duration
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Message ID 20191204113419.2298-3-sjpark@amazon.com
State New
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  • xen/blkback: Aggressively shrink page pools if a memory pressure is detected
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SeongJae Park Dec. 4, 2019, 11:34 a.m. UTC
From: SeongJae Park <sjpark@amazon.de>

As discussed by the previous commit ("xen/blkback: Aggressively shrink
page pools if a memory pressure is detected"), the aggressive pool
shrinking duration should be carefully selected:
``If it is too long, free pages pool shrinking overhead can reduce the
I/O performance.  If it is too short, blkback will not free enough pages
to reduce the memory pressure.``

That said, the proper duration would depends on given configurations and
workloads.  For the reason, this commit allows users to set it via a
module parameter interface.

Signed-off-by: SeongJae Park <sjpark@amazon.de>
Suggested-by: Amit Shah <aams@amazon.de>
 drivers/block/xen-blkback/blkback.c | 10 +++++++---
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/drivers/block/xen-blkback/blkback.c b/drivers/block/xen-blkback/blkback.c
index aa1a127093e5..88c011300ee9 100644
--- a/drivers/block/xen-blkback/blkback.c
+++ b/drivers/block/xen-blkback/blkback.c
@@ -137,9 +137,13 @@  module_param(log_stats, int, 0644);
  * Once a memory pressure is detected, keep aggressive shrinking of the free
- * page pools for this time (msec)
+ * page pools for this time (milliseconds)
+static int xen_blkif_aggressive_shrinking_duration = 1;
+		xen_blkif_aggressive_shrinking_duration, int, 0644);
+"Duration to do aggressive shrinking when a memory pressure is detected");
 static unsigned long xen_blk_mem_pressure_end;
@@ -147,7 +151,7 @@  static unsigned long blkif_shrink_count(struct shrinker *shrinker,
 				struct shrink_control *sc)
 	xen_blk_mem_pressure_end = jiffies +
+		msecs_to_jiffies(xen_blkif_aggressive_shrinking_duration);
 	return 0;