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[151/178] mm/page_alloc: drop pr_info_ratelimited() in alloc_contig_range()

Message ID 20210430060058.yH9dS1Mpv%akpm@linux-foundation.org (mailing list archive)
State New
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Series [001/178] arch/ia64/kernel/head.S: remove duplicate include | expand

Commit Message

Andrew Morton April 30, 2021, 6 a.m. UTC
From: David Hildenbrand <david@redhat.com>
Subject: mm/page_alloc: drop pr_info_ratelimited() in alloc_contig_range()

The information that some PFNs are busy is:

a) not helpful for ordinary users: we don't even know *who* called
   alloc_contig_range(). This is certainly not worth a pr_info.*().

b) not really helpful for debugging: we don't have any details *why*
   these PFNs are busy, and that is what we usually care about.

c) not complete: there are other cases where we fail alloc_contig_range()
   using different paths that are not getting recorded.

For example, we reach this path once we succeeded in isolating pageblocks,
but failed to migrate some pages - which can happen easily on ZONE_NORMAL
(i.e., has_unmovable_pages() is racy) but also on ZONE_MOVABLE i.e., we
would have to retry longer to migrate).

For example via virtio-mem when unplugging memory, we can create quite
some noise (especially with ZONE_NORMAL) that is not of interest to users
- it's expected that some allocations may fail as memory is busy.

Let's just drop that pr_info_ratelimit() and rather implement a dynamic
debugging mechanism in the future that can give us a better reason why
alloc_contig_range() failed on specific pages.

Link: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20210301150945.77012-1-david@redhat.com
Signed-off-by: David Hildenbrand <david@redhat.com>
Reviewed-by: Zi Yan <ziy@nvidia.com>
Acked-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
Reviewed-by: Oscar Salvador <osalvador@suse.de>
Acked-by: Minchan Kim <minchan@kernel.org>
Cc: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>

 mm/page_alloc.c |    2 --
 1 file changed, 2 deletions(-)
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--- a/mm/page_alloc.c~mm-page_alloc-drop-pr_info_ratelimited-in-alloc_contig_range
+++ a/mm/page_alloc.c
@@ -8676,8 +8676,6 @@  int alloc_contig_range(unsigned long sta
 	/* Make sure the range is really isolated. */
 	if (test_pages_isolated(outer_start, end, 0)) {
-		pr_info_ratelimited("%s: [%lx, %lx) PFNs busy\n",
-			__func__, outer_start, end);
 		ret = -EBUSY;
 		goto done;