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Date:	Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:25:01 +0400
From:	Konstantin Khlebnikov <koct9i@...il.com>
To:	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
Cc:	Konstantin Khlebnikov <k.khlebnikov@...sung.com>,
	Rafael Aquini <aquini@...hat.com>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	"linux-mm@...ck.org" <linux-mm@...ck.org>,
	Andrey Ryabinin <ryabinin.a.a@...il.com>,
	Sasha Levin <sasha.levin@...cle.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 4/6] mm: introduce common page state for ballooned memory

On Sat, Sep 20, 2014 at 1:35 AM, Andrew Morton
<akpm@...ux-foundation.org> wrote:
> On Sat, 13 Sep 2014 12:22:23 +0400 Konstantin Khlebnikov <koct9i@...il.com> wrote:
>
>> On Sat, Sep 13, 2014 at 9:42 AM, Andrew Morton
>> <akpm@...ux-foundation.org> wrote:
>> > On Sat, 13 Sep 2014 09:26:49 +0400 Konstantin Khlebnikov <koct9i@...il.com> wrote:
>> >
>> >> >
>> >> > Did we really need to put the BalloonPages count into per-zone vmstat,
>> >> > global vmstat and /proc/meminfo?  Seems a bit overkillish - why so
>> >> > important?
>> >>
>> >> Balloon grabs random pages, their distribution among numa nodes might
>> >> be important.
>> >> But I know nobody who uses numa-aware vm together with ballooning.
>> >>
>> >> Probably it's better to drop per-zone vmstat and line from meminfo,
>> >> global vmstat counter should be enough.
>> >
>> > Yes, the less we add the better - we can always add stuff later if
>> > there is a demonstrated need.
>>
>> Ok. (I guess incremental patches are more convenient for you)
>> Here is two fixes which remove redundant per-zone counters and adds
>> three vmstat counters: "balloon_inflate", "balloon_deflate" and
>> "balloon_migrate".
>>
>> This statistic seems more useful than current state snapshot.
>> Size of balloon is just a difference between "inflate" and "deflate".
>
> This is a complete mess.

nod

>
> Your second patch (which is actually the first one) called "fix for
> mm-introduce-common-page-state-for-ballooned-memory-fix-v2" is indeed a
> fix for
> mm-introduce-common-page-state-for-ballooned-memory-fix-v2.patch and
> has a changelog.
>
> I eventually worked out that your first patch (whcih is actually the
> second one) called "fix for
> mm-balloon_compaction-use-common-page-ballooning-v2" assumes that
> mm-balloon_compaction-general-cleanup.patch has been applied.  Does it
> actually fix mm-balloon_compaction-use-common-page-ballooning-v2.patch?
> I can't tell, because the "general cleanup" is in the way.

Oops I did it again.

>
> So I'm going to send "fix for
> mm-balloon_compaction-use-common-page-ballooning-v2" to Linus
> separately, but it has no changelog at all.

Probably it would be better if you drop everything except actually
fixes and stresstest. This is gone too far, now balloon won't compile
in the middle of patchset. Just tell me and I'll redo the rest.

>
> Please always write changelogs.  Please never send more than one patch
> in a single email.  Please be *consistent* in filenames, patch titles,
> email subjects, etc.

That patch is supposed to be merged into patch as a fix.

>
> Please send me a changelog for the below patch.

Ok, sure.

>

From: Konstantin Khlebnikov <koct9i@...il.com>
Subject: mm/balloon_compaction: use vmstat counters

This is fix for "mm/balloon_compaction: use common page ballooning".
it reverts per-zone balloon counters and replaces them with vmstat counters:
"balloon_inflate", "balloon_deflate" and "balloon_migrate".

Per-zone balloon counters have been reverted after discussion but reverting
them from balloon_compaction conflicts with massive cleanup in this code.
Thus this change ends up as a separate patch. Sorry for the mess.

Signed-off-by: Konstantin Khlebnikov <koct9i@...il.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>

> ---
>
>  drivers/virtio/virtio_balloon.c    |    1 +
>  include/linux/balloon_compaction.h |    2 --
>  mm/balloon_compaction.c            |    2 ++
>  3 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
> diff -puN drivers/virtio/virtio_balloon.c~mm-balloon_compaction-use-common-page-ballooning-v2-fix-1 drivers/virtio/virtio_balloon.c
> --- a/drivers/virtio/virtio_balloon.c~mm-balloon_compaction-use-common-page-ballooning-v2-fix-1
> +++ a/drivers/virtio/virtio_balloon.c
> @@ -395,6 +395,7 @@ static int virtballoon_migratepage(struc
>         /* balloon's page migration 1st step  -- inflate "newpage" */
>         spin_lock_irqsave(&vb_dev_info->pages_lock, flags);
>         balloon_page_insert(vb_dev_info, newpage);
> +       __count_vm_event(BALLOON_MIGRATE);
>         vb_dev_info->isolated_pages--;
>         spin_unlock_irqrestore(&vb_dev_info->pages_lock, flags);
>         vb->num_pfns = VIRTIO_BALLOON_PAGES_PER_PAGE;
> diff -puN include/linux/balloon_compaction.h~mm-balloon_compaction-use-common-page-ballooning-v2-fix-1 include/linux/balloon_compaction.h
> --- a/include/linux/balloon_compaction.h~mm-balloon_compaction-use-common-page-ballooning-v2-fix-1
> +++ a/include/linux/balloon_compaction.h
> @@ -87,7 +87,6 @@ static inline void
>  balloon_page_insert(struct balloon_dev_info *b_dev_info, struct page *page)
>  {
>         __SetPageBalloon(page);
> -       inc_zone_page_state(page, NR_BALLOON_PAGES);
>         set_page_private(page, (unsigned long)b_dev_info);
>         list_add(&page->lru, &b_dev_info->pages);
>  }
> @@ -104,7 +103,6 @@ balloon_page_insert(struct balloon_dev_i
>  static inline void balloon_page_delete(struct page *page, bool isolated)
>  {
>         __ClearPageBalloon(page);
> -       dec_zone_page_state(page, NR_BALLOON_PAGES);
>         set_page_private(page, 0);
>         if (!isolated)
>                 list_del(&page->lru);
> diff -puN mm/balloon_compaction.c~mm-balloon_compaction-use-common-page-ballooning-v2-fix-1 mm/balloon_compaction.c
> --- a/mm/balloon_compaction.c~mm-balloon_compaction-use-common-page-ballooning-v2-fix-1
> +++ a/mm/balloon_compaction.c
> @@ -36,6 +36,7 @@ struct page *balloon_page_enqueue(struct
>         BUG_ON(!trylock_page(page));
>         spin_lock_irqsave(&b_dev_info->pages_lock, flags);
>         balloon_page_insert(b_dev_info, page);
> +       __count_vm_event(BALLOON_INFLATE);
>         spin_unlock_irqrestore(&b_dev_info->pages_lock, flags);
>         unlock_page(page);
>         return page;
> @@ -67,6 +68,7 @@ struct page *balloon_page_dequeue(struct
>                 if (trylock_page(page)) {
>                         spin_lock_irqsave(&b_dev_info->pages_lock, flags);
>                         balloon_page_delete(page, false);
> +                       __count_vm_event(BALLOON_DEFLATE);
>                         spin_unlock_irqrestore(&b_dev_info->pages_lock, flags);
>                         unlock_page(page);
>                         return page;
> _
>
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