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[RFC,10/13] mm/vmscan: add helper for querying ability to age anonymous pages

Message ID 20210126003431.19BDC239@viggo.jf.intel.com (mailing list archive)
State New
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Series Migrate Pages in lieu of discard | expand

Commit Message

Dave Hansen Jan. 26, 2021, 12:34 a.m. UTC
From: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@linux.intel.com>

Anonymous pages are kept on their own LRU(s).  These lists could theoretically
always be scanned and maintained.  But, without swap, there is currently
nothing the kernel can *do* with the results of a scanned, sorted LRU for
anonymous pages.

A check for '!total_swap_pages' currently serves as a valid check as to
whether anonymous LRUs should be maintained.  However, another method will
be added shortly: page demotion.

Abstract out the 'total_swap_pages' checks into a helper, give it a
logically significant name, and check for the possibility of page
demotion.

Signed-off-by: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@linux.intel.com>
Cc: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>
Cc: Huang Ying <ying.huang@intel.com>
Cc: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>
Cc: David Hildenbrand <david@redhat.com>
Cc: osalvador <osalvador@suse.de>
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 b/mm/vmscan.c |   28 +++++++++++++++++++++++++---
 1 file changed, 25 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
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diff -puN mm/vmscan.c~mm-vmscan-anon-can-be-aged mm/vmscan.c
--- a/mm/vmscan.c~mm-vmscan-anon-can-be-aged	2021-01-25 16:23:17.044866690 -0800
+++ b/mm/vmscan.c	2021-01-25 16:23:17.053866690 -0800
@@ -2508,6 +2508,26 @@  out:
 	}
 }
 
+/*
+ * Anonymous LRU management is a waste if there is
+ * ultimately no way to reclaim the memory.
+ */
+bool anon_should_be_aged(struct lruvec *lruvec)
+{
+	struct pglist_data *pgdat = lruvec_pgdat(lruvec);
+
+	/* Aging the anon LRU is valuable if swap is present: */
+	if (total_swap_pages > 0)
+		return true;
+
+	/* Also valuable if anon pages can be demoted: */
+	if (next_demotion_node(pgdat->node_id) >= 0)
+		return true;
+
+	/* No way to reclaim anon pages.  Should not age anon LRUs: */
+	return false;
+}
+
 static void shrink_lruvec(struct lruvec *lruvec, struct scan_control *sc)
 {
 	unsigned long nr[NR_LRU_LISTS];
@@ -2617,7 +2637,8 @@  static void shrink_lruvec(struct lruvec
 	 * Even if we did not try to evict anon pages at all, we want to
 	 * rebalance the anon lru active/inactive ratio.
 	 */
-	if (total_swap_pages && inactive_is_low(lruvec, LRU_INACTIVE_ANON))
+	if (anon_should_be_aged(lruvec) &&
+	    inactive_is_low(lruvec, LRU_INACTIVE_ANON))
 		shrink_active_list(SWAP_CLUSTER_MAX, lruvec,
 				   sc, LRU_ACTIVE_ANON);
 }
@@ -3446,10 +3467,11 @@  static void age_active_anon(struct pglis
 	struct mem_cgroup *memcg;
 	struct lruvec *lruvec;
 
-	if (!total_swap_pages)
+	lruvec = mem_cgroup_lruvec(NULL, pgdat);
+
+	if (!anon_should_be_aged(lruvec))
 		return;
 
-	lruvec = mem_cgroup_lruvec(NULL, pgdat);
 	if (!inactive_is_low(lruvec, LRU_INACTIVE_ANON))
 		return;