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Date:	Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:56:07 +0200
From:	Michal Hocko <mhocko@...e.cz>
To:	Johannes Weiner <hannes@...xchg.org>
Cc:	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Vladimir Davydov <vdavydov@...allels.com>, linux-mm@...ck.org,
	cgroups@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [patch] mm: memcontrol: fold
 mem_cgroup_start_move()/mem_cgroup_end_move()

On Thu 23-10-14 10:42:07, Johannes Weiner wrote:
> Having these functions and their documentation split out and somewhere
> makes it harder, not easier, to follow what's going on.
> 
> Inline them directly where charge moving is prepared and finished, and
> put an explanation right next to it.

I do not see the open coded version much more readable or maintainable to be
honest. mem_cgroup_{start,end}_move are a good markers of the transaction.
But I do not have strong opinion about this. The preparation and
move_lock parts are so far from each other that either way would be
non-trivial to follow. That being said, I do not really care much.

Your comment is better and more clear though.

> Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@...xchg.org>
> ---
>  mm/memcontrol.c | 40 ++++++++++++----------------------------
>  1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 28 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/mm/memcontrol.c b/mm/memcontrol.c
> index 3cd4f1e0bfb3..5b5c784dc39d 100644
> --- a/mm/memcontrol.c
> +++ b/mm/memcontrol.c
> @@ -1447,32 +1447,6 @@ int mem_cgroup_swappiness(struct mem_cgroup *memcg)
>  }
>  
>  /*
> - * memcg->moving_account is used for checking possibility that some thread is
> - * calling move_account(). When a thread on CPU-A starts moving pages under
> - * a memcg, other threads should check memcg->moving_account under
> - * rcu_read_lock(), like this:
> - *
> - *         CPU-A                                    CPU-B
> - *                                              rcu_read_lock()
> - *         memcg->moving_account+1              if (memcg->mocing_account)
> - *                                                   take heavy locks.
> - *         synchronize_rcu()                    update something.
> - *                                              rcu_read_unlock()
> - *         start move here.
> - */
> -
> -static void mem_cgroup_start_move(struct mem_cgroup *memcg)
> -{
> -	atomic_inc(&memcg->moving_account);
> -	synchronize_rcu();
> -}
> -
> -static void mem_cgroup_end_move(struct mem_cgroup *memcg)
> -{
> -	atomic_dec(&memcg->moving_account);
> -}
> -
> -/*
>   * A routine for checking "mem" is under move_account() or not.
>   *
>   * Checking a cgroup is mc.from or mc.to or under hierarchy of
> @@ -5431,7 +5405,8 @@ static void mem_cgroup_clear_mc(void)
>  	mc.from = NULL;
>  	mc.to = NULL;
>  	spin_unlock(&mc.lock);
> -	mem_cgroup_end_move(from);
> +
> +	atomic_dec(&memcg->moving_account);
>  }
>  
>  static int mem_cgroup_can_attach(struct cgroup_subsys_state *css,
> @@ -5464,7 +5439,16 @@ static int mem_cgroup_can_attach(struct cgroup_subsys_state *css,
>  			VM_BUG_ON(mc.precharge);
>  			VM_BUG_ON(mc.moved_charge);
>  			VM_BUG_ON(mc.moved_swap);
> -			mem_cgroup_start_move(from);
> +
> +			/*
> +			 * Signal mem_cgroup_begin_page_stat() to take
> +			 * the memcg's move_lock while we're moving
> +			 * its pages to another memcg.  Then wait for
> +			 * already started RCU-only updates to finish.
> +			 */
> +			atomic_inc(&memcg->moving_account);
> +			synchronize_rcu();
> +
>  			spin_lock(&mc.lock);
>  			mc.from = from;
>  			mc.to = memcg;
> -- 
> 2.1.2
> 

-- 
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs
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