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[074/143] mm: vmscan: shrink deferred objects proportional to priority

Message ID 20210505013645.nTyzJHMzo%akpm@linux-foundation.org (mailing list archive)
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Series [001/143] mm: introduce and use mapping_empty() | expand

Commit Message

Andrew Morton May 5, 2021, 1:36 a.m. UTC
From: Yang Shi <shy828301@gmail.com>
Subject: mm: vmscan: shrink deferred objects proportional to priority

The number of deferred objects might get windup to an absurd number, and
it results in clamp of slab objects.  It is undesirable for sustaining
workingset.

So shrink deferred objects proportional to priority and cap nr_deferred to
twice of cache items.

The idea is borrowed from Dave Chinner's patch:
https://lore.kernel.org/linux-xfs/20191031234618.15403-13-david@fromorbit.com/

Tested with kernel build and vfs metadata heavy workload in our production
environment, no regression is spotted so far.

Link: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20210311190845.9708-14-shy828301@gmail.com
Signed-off-by: Yang Shi <shy828301@gmail.com>
Cc: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>
Cc: Kirill Tkhai <ktkhai@virtuozzo.com>
Cc: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
Cc: Roman Gushchin <guro@fb.com>
Cc: Shakeel Butt <shakeelb@google.com>
Cc: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
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 mm/vmscan.c |   46 +++++++++++-----------------------------------
 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 35 deletions(-)
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Patch

--- a/mm/vmscan.c~mm-vmscan-shrink-deferred-objects-proportional-to-priority
+++ a/mm/vmscan.c
@@ -664,7 +664,6 @@  static unsigned long do_shrink_slab(stru
 	 */
 	nr = xchg_nr_deferred(shrinker, shrinkctl);
 
-	total_scan = nr;
 	if (shrinker->seeks) {
 		delta = freeable >> priority;
 		delta *= 4;
@@ -678,37 +677,9 @@  static unsigned long do_shrink_slab(stru
 		delta = freeable / 2;
 	}
 
+	total_scan = nr >> priority;
 	total_scan += delta;
-	if (total_scan < 0) {
-		pr_err("shrink_slab: %pS negative objects to delete nr=%ld\n",
-		       shrinker->scan_objects, total_scan);
-		total_scan = freeable;
-		next_deferred = nr;
-	} else
-		next_deferred = total_scan;
-
-	/*
-	 * We need to avoid excessive windup on filesystem shrinkers
-	 * due to large numbers of GFP_NOFS allocations causing the
-	 * shrinkers to return -1 all the time. This results in a large
-	 * nr being built up so when a shrink that can do some work
-	 * comes along it empties the entire cache due to nr >>>
-	 * freeable. This is bad for sustaining a working set in
-	 * memory.
-	 *
-	 * Hence only allow the shrinker to scan the entire cache when
-	 * a large delta change is calculated directly.
-	 */
-	if (delta < freeable / 4)
-		total_scan = min(total_scan, freeable / 2);
-
-	/*
-	 * Avoid risking looping forever due to too large nr value:
-	 * never try to free more than twice the estimate number of
-	 * freeable entries.
-	 */
-	if (total_scan > freeable * 2)
-		total_scan = freeable * 2;
+	total_scan = min(total_scan, (2 * freeable));
 
 	trace_mm_shrink_slab_start(shrinker, shrinkctl, nr,
 				   freeable, delta, total_scan, priority);
@@ -747,10 +718,15 @@  static unsigned long do_shrink_slab(stru
 		cond_resched();
 	}
 
-	if (next_deferred >= scanned)
-		next_deferred -= scanned;
-	else
-		next_deferred = 0;
+	/*
+	 * The deferred work is increased by any new work (delta) that wasn't
+	 * done, decreased by old deferred work that was done now.
+	 *
+	 * And it is capped to two times of the freeable items.
+	 */
+	next_deferred = max_t(long, (nr + delta - scanned), 0);
+	next_deferred = min(next_deferred, (2 * freeable));
+
 	/*
 	 * move the unused scan count back into the shrinker in a
 	 * manner that handles concurrent updates.