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[v3,4/4] virtio_balloon: Specify page reporting order if needed

Message ID 20210623023418.350616-5-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 won't be triggered if the freeing page can't come
up with a free area, whose size is equal or bigger than the threshold
(page reporting order). The default page reporting order, equal to
@pageblock_order, is too huge on some architectures to trigger page
reporting. One example is ARM64 when 64KB base page size is used.

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

This specifies the page reporting order to 5 (2MB) for this specific
case so that page reporting can be triggered.

Cc: Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@redhat.com>
Cc: David Hildenbrand <david@redhat.com>
Cc: virtualization@lists.linux-foundation.org
Signed-off-by: Gavin Shan <gshan@redhat.com>
Reviewed-by: Alexander Duyck <alexanderduyck@fb.com>
 drivers/virtio/virtio_balloon.c | 17 +++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 17 insertions(+)
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diff --git a/drivers/virtio/virtio_balloon.c b/drivers/virtio/virtio_balloon.c
index 510e9318854d..47dce91f788c 100644
--- a/drivers/virtio/virtio_balloon.c
+++ b/drivers/virtio/virtio_balloon.c
@@ -993,6 +993,23 @@  static int virtballoon_probe(struct virtio_device *vdev)
 			goto out_unregister_oom;
+		/*
+		 * The default page reporting order is @pageblock_order, which
+		 * corresponds to 512MB in size on ARM64 when 64KB base page
+		 * size is used. The page reporting won't be triggered if the
+		 * freeing page can't come up with a free area like that huge.
+		 * So we specify the page reporting order to 5, corresponding
+		 * to 2MB. It helps to avoid THP splitting if 4KB base page
+		 * size is used by host.
+		 *
+		 * Ideally, the page reporting order is selected based on the
+		 * host's base page size. However, it needs more work to report
+		 * that value. The hard-coded order would be fine currently.
+		 */
+#if defined(CONFIG_ARM64) && defined(CONFIG_ARM64_64K_PAGES)
+		vb->pr_dev_info.order = 5;
 		err = page_reporting_register(&vb->pr_dev_info);
 		if (err)
 			goto out_unregister_oom;