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[v3,3/4] mm/page_reporting: Allow driver to specify reporting order

Message ID 20210623023418.350616-4-gshan@redhat.com (mailing list archive)
State New
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Series mm/page_reporting: Make page reporting work on arm64 with 64KB page size | expand

Commit Message

Gavin Shan June 23, 2021, 2:34 a.m. UTC
The page reporting order (threshold) is sticky to @pageblock_order
by default. The page reporting can never be triggered because the
freeing page can't come up with a free area like that huge. The
situation becomes worse when the system memory becomes heavily

For example, the following configurations are used on ARM64 when 64KB
base page size is enabled. In this specific case, the page reporting
won't be triggered until the freeing page comes up with a 512MB free
area. That's hard to be met, especially when the system memory becomes
heavily fragmented.

   PAGE_SIZE:          64KB
   HPAGE_SIZE:         512MB
   pageblock_order:    13       (512MB)
   MAX_ORDER:          14

This allows the drivers to specify the page reporting order when the
page reporting device is registered. It falls back to @pageblock_order
if it's not specified by the driver. The existing users (hv_balloon
and virtio_balloon) don't specify it and @pageblock_order is still
taken as their page reporting order. So this shouldn't introduce any
functional changes.

Signed-off-by: Gavin Shan <gshan@redhat.com>
 include/linux/page_reporting.h | 3 +++
 mm/page_reporting.c            | 4 ++++
 2 files changed, 7 insertions(+)
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diff --git a/include/linux/page_reporting.h b/include/linux/page_reporting.h
index 3b99e0ec24f2..fe648dfa3a7c 100644
--- a/include/linux/page_reporting.h
+++ b/include/linux/page_reporting.h
@@ -18,6 +18,9 @@  struct page_reporting_dev_info {
 	/* Current state of page reporting */
 	atomic_t state;
+	/* Minimal order of page reporting */
+	unsigned int order;
 /* Tear-down and bring-up for page reporting devices */
diff --git a/mm/page_reporting.c b/mm/page_reporting.c
index 293a8713ef7c..7c0c811948a7 100644
--- a/mm/page_reporting.c
+++ b/mm/page_reporting.c
@@ -328,6 +328,10 @@  int page_reporting_register(struct page_reporting_dev_info *prdev)
 		goto err_out;
+	/* Use the page reporting order if it's specified by driver */
+	page_reporting_order = prdev->order ?
+			       prdev->order : page_reporting_order;
 	/* initialize state and work structures */
 	atomic_set(&prdev->state, PAGE_REPORTING_IDLE);
 	INIT_DELAYED_WORK(&prdev->work, &page_reporting_process);