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[047/143] mm,page_alloc: bail out earlier on -ENOMEM in alloc_contig_migrate_range

Message ID 20210505013514.78PU92gQ1%akpm@linux-foundation.org (mailing list archive)
State New
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Series [001/143] mm: introduce and use mapping_empty() | expand

Commit Message

Andrew Morton May 5, 2021, 1:35 a.m. UTC
From: Oscar Salvador <osalvador@suse.de>
Subject: mm,page_alloc: bail out earlier on -ENOMEM in alloc_contig_migrate_range

Patch series "Make alloc_contig_range handle Hugetlb pages", v10.

alloc_contig_range lacks the ability to handle HugeTLB pages.  This can be
problematic for some users, e.g: CMA and virtio-mem, where those users
will fail the call if alloc_contig_range ever sees a HugeTLB page, even
when those pages lay in ZONE_MOVABLE and are free.  That problem can be
easily solved by replacing the page in the free hugepage pool.

In-use HugeTLB are no exception though, as those can be isolated and
migrated as any other LRU or Movable page.

This patchset aims for improving
alloc_contig_range->isolate_migratepages_block, so HugeTLB pages can be
recognized and handled.

Since we also need to start reporting errors down the chain (e.g: -ENOMEM
due to not be able to allocate a new hugetlb page),
isolate_migratepages_{range,block} interfaces need to change to start
reporting error codes instead of the pfn == 0 vs pfn != 0 scheme it is
using right now.  From now on, isolate_migratepages_block will not return
the next pfn to be scanned anymore, but -EINTR, -ENOMEM or 0, so we the
next pfn to be scanned will be recorded in cc->migrate_pfn field (as it is
already done in isolate_migratepages_range()).

Below is an insight from David (thanks), where the problem can clearly be

 "Start a VM with 4G. Hotplug 1G via virtio-mem and online it to
  ZONE_MOVABLE. Allocate 512 huge pages.

  [root@localhost ~]# cat /proc/meminfo
  MemTotal:        5061512 kB
  MemFree:         3319396 kB
  MemAvailable:    3457144 kB
  HugePages_Total:     512
  HugePages_Free:      512
  HugePages_Rsvd:        0
  HugePages_Surp:        0
  Hugepagesize:       2048 kB

  The huge pages get partially allocate from ZONE_MOVABLE. Try unplugging
  1G via virtio-mem (remember, all ZONE_MOVABLE). Inside the guest:

  [  180.058992] alloc_contig_range: [1b8000, 1c0000) PFNs busy
  [  180.060531] alloc_contig_range: [1b8000, 1c0000) PFNs busy
  [  180.061972] alloc_contig_range: [1b8000, 1c0000) PFNs busy
  [  180.063413] alloc_contig_range: [1b8000, 1c0000) PFNs busy
  [  180.064838] alloc_contig_range: [1b8000, 1c0000) PFNs busy
  [  180.065848] alloc_contig_range: [1bfc00, 1c0000) PFNs busy
  [  180.066794] alloc_contig_range: [1bfc00, 1c0000) PFNs busy
  [  180.067738] alloc_contig_range: [1bfc00, 1c0000) PFNs busy
  [  180.068669] alloc_contig_range: [1bfc00, 1c0000) PFNs busy
  [  180.069598] alloc_contig_range: [1bfc00, 1c0000) PFNs busy"

And then with this patchset running:

 "Same experiment with ZONE_MOVABLE:

  a) Free huge pages: all memory can get unplugged again.

  b) Allocated/populated but idle huge pages: all memory can get unplugged

  c) Allocated/populated but all 512 huge pages are read/written in a
     loop: all memory can get unplugged again, but I get a single

     [  121.192345] alloc_contig_range: [180000, 188000) PFNs busy

     Most probably because it happened to try migrating a huge page
     while it was busy.  As virtio-mem retries on ZONE_MOVABLE a couple of
     times, it can deal with this temporary failure.

  Last but not least, I did something extreme:

  # cat /proc/meminfo
  MemTotal:        5061568 kB
  MemFree:          186560 kB
  MemAvailable:     354524 kB
  HugePages_Total:    2048
  HugePages_Free:     2048
  HugePages_Rsvd:        0
  HugePages_Surp:        0

  Triggering unplug would require to dissolve+alloc - which now fails
  when trying to allocate an additional ~512 huge pages (1G).

  As expected, I can properly see memory unplug not fully succeeding.  +
  I get a fairly continuous stream of

  [  226.611584] alloc_contig_range: [19f400, 19f800) PFNs busy

  But more importantly, the hugepage count remains stable, as configured
  by the admin (me):

  HugePages_Total:    2048
  HugePages_Free:     2048
  HugePages_Rsvd:        0
  HugePages_Surp:        0"

This patch (of 7):

Currently, __alloc_contig_migrate_range can generate -EINTR, -ENOMEM or
-EBUSY, and report them down the chain.  The problem is that when
migrate_pages() reports -ENOMEM, we keep going till we exhaust all the
try-attempts (5 at the moment) instead of bailing out.

migrate_pages() bails out right away on -ENOMEM because it is considered a
fatal error.  Do the same here instead of keep going and retrying.  Note
that this is not fixing a real issue, just a cosmetic change.  Although we
can save some cycles by backing off ealier

Link: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20210419075413.1064-1-osalvador@suse.de
Link: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20210419075413.1064-2-osalvador@suse.de
Signed-off-by: Oscar Salvador <osalvador@suse.de>
Acked-by: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>
Reviewed-by: David Hildenbrand <david@redhat.com>
Acked-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
Acked-by: Mike Kravetz <mike.kravetz@oracle.com>
Cc: Muchun Song <songmuchun@bytedance.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>

 mm/page_alloc.c |    9 ++++++++-
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
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--- a/mm/page_alloc.c~mmpage_alloc-bail-out-earlier-on-enomem-in-alloc_contig_migrate_range
+++ a/mm/page_alloc.c
@@ -8696,7 +8696,7 @@  static int __alloc_contig_migrate_range(
 			tries = 0;
 		} else if (++tries == 5) {
-			ret = ret < 0 ? ret : -EBUSY;
+			ret = -EBUSY;
@@ -8706,6 +8706,13 @@  static int __alloc_contig_migrate_range(
 		ret = migrate_pages(&cc->migratepages, alloc_migration_target,
 				NULL, (unsigned long)&mtc, cc->mode, MR_CONTIG_RANGE);
+		/*
+		 * On -ENOMEM, migrate_pages() bails out right away. It is pointless
+		 * to retry again over this error, so do the same here.
+		 */
+		if (ret == -ENOMEM)
+			break;
 	if (ret < 0) {