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mm/page_alloc: Always attempt to allocate at least one page during bulk allocation

Message ID 20220526091210.GC3441@techsingularity.net (mailing list archive)
State New
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Series mm/page_alloc: Always attempt to allocate at least one page during bulk allocation | expand

Commit Message

Mel Gorman May 26, 2022, 9:12 a.m. UTC
Peter Pavlisko reported the following problem on kernel bugzilla 216007.

	When I try to extract an uncompressed tar archive (2.6 milion
	files, 760.3 GiB in size) on newly created (empty) XFS file system,
	after first low tens of gigabytes extracted the process hangs in
	iowait indefinitely. One CPU core is 100% occupied with iowait,
	the other CPU core is idle (on 2-core Intel Celeron G1610T).

It was bisected to c9fa563072e1 ("xfs: use alloc_pages_bulk_array() for
buffers") but XFS is only the messenger. The problem is that nothing
is waking kswapd to reclaim some pages at a time the PCP lists cannot
be refilled until some reclaim happens. The bulk allocator checks that
there are some pages in the array and the original intent was that a bulk
allocator did not necessarily need all the requested pages and it was
best to return as quickly as possible. This was fine for the first user
of the API but both NFS and XFS require the requested number of pages
be available before making progress. Both could be adjusted to call the
page allocator directly if a bulk allocation fails but it puts a burden on
users of the API. Adjust the semantics to attempt at least one allocation
via __alloc_pages() before returning so kswapd is woken if necessary.

It was reported via bugzilla that the patch addressed the problem and
that the tar extraction completed successfully. This may also address
bug 215975 but has yet to be confirmed.

BugLink: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=216007
BugLink: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=215975
Fixes: 387ba26fb1cb ("mm/page_alloc: add a bulk page allocator")
Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>
Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org> # v5.13+
---
 mm/page_alloc.c | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

Comments

Dave Chinner May 27, 2022, 1:32 a.m. UTC | #1
On Thu, May 26, 2022 at 10:12:10AM +0100, Mel Gorman wrote:
> Peter Pavlisko reported the following problem on kernel bugzilla 216007.
> 
> 	When I try to extract an uncompressed tar archive (2.6 milion
> 	files, 760.3 GiB in size) on newly created (empty) XFS file system,
> 	after first low tens of gigabytes extracted the process hangs in
> 	iowait indefinitely. One CPU core is 100% occupied with iowait,
> 	the other CPU core is idle (on 2-core Intel Celeron G1610T).
> 
> It was bisected to c9fa563072e1 ("xfs: use alloc_pages_bulk_array() for
> buffers") but XFS is only the messenger. The problem is that nothing
> is waking kswapd to reclaim some pages at a time the PCP lists cannot
> be refilled until some reclaim happens. The bulk allocator checks that
> there are some pages in the array and the original intent was that a bulk
> allocator did not necessarily need all the requested pages and it was
> best to return as quickly as possible. This was fine for the first user
> of the API but both NFS and XFS require the requested number of pages
> be available before making progress. Both could be adjusted to call the
> page allocator directly if a bulk allocation fails but it puts a burden on
> users of the API. Adjust the semantics to attempt at least one allocation
> via __alloc_pages() before returning so kswapd is woken if necessary.
> 
> It was reported via bugzilla that the patch addressed the problem and
> that the tar extraction completed successfully. This may also address
> bug 215975 but has yet to be confirmed.
> 
> BugLink: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=216007
> BugLink: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=215975
> Fixes: 387ba26fb1cb ("mm/page_alloc: add a bulk page allocator")
> Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>
> Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org> # v5.13+
> ---
>  mm/page_alloc.c | 4 ++--
>  1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/mm/page_alloc.c b/mm/page_alloc.c
> index 0e42038382c1..5ced6cb260ed 100644
> --- a/mm/page_alloc.c
> +++ b/mm/page_alloc.c
> @@ -5324,8 +5324,8 @@ unsigned long __alloc_pages_bulk(gfp_t gfp, int preferred_nid,
>  		page = __rmqueue_pcplist(zone, 0, ac.migratetype, alloc_flags,
>  								pcp, pcp_list);
>  		if (unlikely(!page)) {
> -			/* Try and get at least one page */
> -			if (!nr_populated)
> +			/* Try and allocate at least one page */
> +			if (!nr_account)
>  				goto failed_irq;
>  			break;
>  		}

Looks like a sane fix to me.

Acked-by: Dave Chinner <dchinner@redhat.com>
Chuck Lever III May 27, 2022, 3:38 p.m. UTC | #2
> On May 26, 2022, at 5:12 AM, Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net> wrote:
> 
> Peter Pavlisko reported the following problem on kernel bugzilla 216007.
> 
> 	When I try to extract an uncompressed tar archive (2.6 milion
> 	files, 760.3 GiB in size) on newly created (empty) XFS file system,
> 	after first low tens of gigabytes extracted the process hangs in
> 	iowait indefinitely. One CPU core is 100% occupied with iowait,
> 	the other CPU core is idle (on 2-core Intel Celeron G1610T).
> 
> It was bisected to c9fa563072e1 ("xfs: use alloc_pages_bulk_array() for
> buffers") but XFS is only the messenger. The problem is that nothing
> is waking kswapd to reclaim some pages at a time the PCP lists cannot
> be refilled until some reclaim happens. The bulk allocator checks that
> there are some pages in the array and the original intent was that a bulk
> allocator did not necessarily need all the requested pages and it was
> best to return as quickly as possible. This was fine for the first user
> of the API but both NFS and XFS require the requested number of pages
> be available before making progress. Both could be adjusted to call the
> page allocator directly if a bulk allocation fails but it puts a burden on
> users of the API. Adjust the semantics to attempt at least one allocation
> via __alloc_pages() before returning so kswapd is woken if necessary.
> 
> It was reported via bugzilla that the patch addressed the problem and
> that the tar extraction completed successfully. This may also address
> bug 215975 but has yet to be confirmed.
> 
> BugLink: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=216007
> BugLink: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=215975
> Fixes: 387ba26fb1cb ("mm/page_alloc: add a bulk page allocator")
> Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>
> Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org> # v5.13+

Fwiw, Reviewed-by: Chuck Lever <chuck.lever@oracle.com>


> ---
> mm/page_alloc.c | 4 ++--
> 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/mm/page_alloc.c b/mm/page_alloc.c
> index 0e42038382c1..5ced6cb260ed 100644
> --- a/mm/page_alloc.c
> +++ b/mm/page_alloc.c
> @@ -5324,8 +5324,8 @@ unsigned long __alloc_pages_bulk(gfp_t gfp, int preferred_nid,
> 		page = __rmqueue_pcplist(zone, 0, ac.migratetype, alloc_flags,
> 								pcp, pcp_list);
> 		if (unlikely(!page)) {
> -			/* Try and get at least one page */
> -			if (!nr_populated)
> +			/* Try and allocate at least one page */
> +			if (!nr_account)
> 				goto failed_irq;
> 			break;
> 		}

--
Chuck Lever
Darrick J. Wong May 27, 2022, 4:10 p.m. UTC | #3
On Thu, May 26, 2022 at 10:12:10AM +0100, Mel Gorman wrote:
> Peter Pavlisko reported the following problem on kernel bugzilla 216007.
> 
> 	When I try to extract an uncompressed tar archive (2.6 milion
> 	files, 760.3 GiB in size) on newly created (empty) XFS file system,
> 	after first low tens of gigabytes extracted the process hangs in
> 	iowait indefinitely. One CPU core is 100% occupied with iowait,
> 	the other CPU core is idle (on 2-core Intel Celeron G1610T).
> 
> It was bisected to c9fa563072e1 ("xfs: use alloc_pages_bulk_array() for
> buffers") but XFS is only the messenger. The problem is that nothing
> is waking kswapd to reclaim some pages at a time the PCP lists cannot
> be refilled until some reclaim happens. The bulk allocator checks that
> there are some pages in the array and the original intent was that a bulk
> allocator did not necessarily need all the requested pages and it was
> best to return as quickly as possible. This was fine for the first user
> of the API but both NFS and XFS require the requested number of pages
> be available before making progress. Both could be adjusted to call the
> page allocator directly if a bulk allocation fails but it puts a burden on
> users of the API. Adjust the semantics to attempt at least one allocation
> via __alloc_pages() before returning so kswapd is woken if necessary.
> 
> It was reported via bugzilla that the patch addressed the problem and
> that the tar extraction completed successfully. This may also address
> bug 215975 but has yet to be confirmed.
> 
> BugLink: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=216007
> BugLink: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=215975
> Fixes: 387ba26fb1cb ("mm/page_alloc: add a bulk page allocator")
> Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>
> Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org> # v5.13+

Seems to have survived overnight fstests on XFS, so...
Reviewed-by: Darrick J. Wong <djwong@kernel.org>

--D

> ---
>  mm/page_alloc.c | 4 ++--
>  1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/mm/page_alloc.c b/mm/page_alloc.c
> index 0e42038382c1..5ced6cb260ed 100644
> --- a/mm/page_alloc.c
> +++ b/mm/page_alloc.c
> @@ -5324,8 +5324,8 @@ unsigned long __alloc_pages_bulk(gfp_t gfp, int preferred_nid,
>  		page = __rmqueue_pcplist(zone, 0, ac.migratetype, alloc_flags,
>  								pcp, pcp_list);
>  		if (unlikely(!page)) {
> -			/* Try and get at least one page */
> -			if (!nr_populated)
> +			/* Try and allocate at least one page */
> +			if (!nr_account)
>  				goto failed_irq;
>  			break;
>  		}
Jesper Dangaard Brouer May 27, 2022, 5:29 p.m. UTC | #4
On 26/05/2022 11.12, Mel Gorman wrote:
> Peter Pavlisko reported the following problem on kernel bugzilla 216007.
> 
> 	When I try to extract an uncompressed tar archive (2.6 milion
> 	files, 760.3 GiB in size) on newly created (empty) XFS file system,
> 	after first low tens of gigabytes extracted the process hangs in
> 	iowait indefinitely. One CPU core is 100% occupied with iowait,
> 	the other CPU core is idle (on 2-core Intel Celeron G1610T).
> 
> It was bisected to c9fa563072e1 ("xfs: use alloc_pages_bulk_array() for
> buffers") but XFS is only the messenger. The problem is that nothing
> is waking kswapd to reclaim some pages at a time the PCP lists cannot
> be refilled until some reclaim happens. The bulk allocator checks that
> there are some pages in the array and the original intent was that a bulk
> allocator did not necessarily need all the requested pages and it was
> best to return as quickly as possible. This was fine for the first user
> of the API but both NFS and XFS require the requested number of pages
> be available before making progress. Both could be adjusted to call the
> page allocator directly if a bulk allocation fails but it puts a burden on
> users of the API. Adjust the semantics to attempt at least one allocation
> via __alloc_pages() before returning so kswapd is woken if necessary.
> 
> It was reported via bugzilla that the patch addressed the problem and
> that the tar extraction completed successfully. This may also address
> bug 215975 but has yet to be confirmed.
> 
> BugLink: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=216007
> BugLink: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=215975
> Fixes: 387ba26fb1cb ("mm/page_alloc: add a bulk page allocator")
> Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>
> Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org> # v5.13+
> ---
>   mm/page_alloc.c | 4 ++--
>   1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)


Change looks good, and I checked page_pool will be fine with this change :-)

Acked-by: Jesper Dangaard Brouer <brouer@redhat.com>


> diff --git a/mm/page_alloc.c b/mm/page_alloc.c
> index 0e42038382c1..5ced6cb260ed 100644
> --- a/mm/page_alloc.c
> +++ b/mm/page_alloc.c
> @@ -5324,8 +5324,8 @@ unsigned long __alloc_pages_bulk(gfp_t gfp, int preferred_nid,
>   		page = __rmqueue_pcplist(zone, 0, ac.migratetype, alloc_flags,
>   								pcp, pcp_list);
>   		if (unlikely(!page)) {
> -			/* Try and get at least one page */
> -			if (!nr_populated)
> +			/* Try and allocate at least one page */
> +			if (!nr_account)
>   				goto failed_irq;
>   			break;
>   		}
>
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Patch

diff --git a/mm/page_alloc.c b/mm/page_alloc.c
index 0e42038382c1..5ced6cb260ed 100644
--- a/mm/page_alloc.c
+++ b/mm/page_alloc.c
@@ -5324,8 +5324,8 @@  unsigned long __alloc_pages_bulk(gfp_t gfp, int preferred_nid,
 		page = __rmqueue_pcplist(zone, 0, ac.migratetype, alloc_flags,
 								pcp, pcp_list);
 		if (unlikely(!page)) {
-			/* Try and get at least one page */
-			if (!nr_populated)
+			/* Try and allocate at least one page */
+			if (!nr_account)
 				goto failed_irq;
 			break;
 		}