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Date:   Wed, 20 Dec 2017 13:52:14 +0800
From:   kemi <kemi.wang@...el.com>
To:     Michal Hocko <mhocko@...nel.org>
Cc:     Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@...e.cz>,
        Mel Gorman <mgorman@...hsingularity.net>,
        Johannes Weiner <hannes@...xchg.org>,
        Christopher Lameter <cl@...ux.com>,
        YASUAKI ISHIMATSU <yasu.isimatu@...il.com>,
        Andrey Ryabinin <aryabinin@...tuozzo.com>,
        Nikolay Borisov <nborisov@...e.com>,
        Pavel Tatashin <pasha.tatashin@...cle.com>,
        David Rientjes <rientjes@...gle.com>,
        Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <bigeasy@...utronix.de>,
        Dave <dave.hansen@...ux.intel.com>,
        Andi Kleen <andi.kleen@...el.com>,
        Tim Chen <tim.c.chen@...el.com>,
        Jesper Dangaard Brouer <brouer@...hat.com>,
        Ying Huang <ying.huang@...el.com>,
        Aaron Lu <aaron.lu@...el.com>, Aubrey Li <aubrey.li@...el.com>,
        Linux MM <linux-mm@...ck.org>,
        Linux Kernel <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 3/5] mm: enlarge NUMA counters threshold size



On 2017年12月19日 20:40, Michal Hocko wrote:
> On Tue 19-12-17 14:39:24, Kemi Wang wrote:
>> We have seen significant overhead in cache bouncing caused by NUMA counters
>> update in multi-threaded page allocation. See 'commit 1d90ca897cb0 ("mm:
>> update NUMA counter threshold size")' for more details.
>>
>> This patch updates NUMA counters to a fixed size of (MAX_S16 - 2) and deals
>> with global counter update using different threshold size for node page
>> stats.
> 
> Again, no numbers.

Compare to vanilla kernel, I don't think it has performance improvement, so
I didn't post performance data here.
But, if you would like to see performance gain from enlarging threshold size
for NUMA stats (compare to the first patch), I will do that later. 

> To be honest I do not really like the special casing
> here. Why are numa counters any different from PGALLOC which is
> incremented for _every_ single page allocation?
> 

I guess you meant to PGALLOC event.
The number of this event is kept in local cpu and sum up (for_each_online_cpu)
when need. It uses the similar way to what I used before for NUMA stats in V1 
patch series. Good enough.

>> ---
>>  mm/vmstat.c | 13 +++++++++++--
>>  1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/mm/vmstat.c b/mm/vmstat.c
>> index 9c681cc..64e08ae 100644
>> --- a/mm/vmstat.c
>> +++ b/mm/vmstat.c
>> @@ -30,6 +30,8 @@
>>  
>>  #include "internal.h"
>>  
>> +#define VM_NUMA_STAT_THRESHOLD (S16_MAX - 2)
>> +
>>  #ifdef CONFIG_NUMA
>>  int sysctl_vm_numa_stat = ENABLE_NUMA_STAT;
>>  
>> @@ -394,7 +396,11 @@ void __inc_node_state(struct pglist_data *pgdat, enum node_stat_item item)
>>  	s16 v, t;
>>  
>>  	v = __this_cpu_inc_return(*p);
>> -	t = __this_cpu_read(pcp->stat_threshold);
>> +	if (item >= NR_VM_NUMA_STAT_ITEMS)
>> +		t = __this_cpu_read(pcp->stat_threshold);
>> +	else
>> +		t = VM_NUMA_STAT_THRESHOLD;
>> +
>>  	if (unlikely(v > t)) {
>>  		s16 overstep = t >> 1;
>>  
>> @@ -549,7 +555,10 @@ static inline void mod_node_state(struct pglist_data *pgdat,
>>  		 * Most of the time the thresholds are the same anyways
>>  		 * for all cpus in a node.
>>  		 */
>> -		t = this_cpu_read(pcp->stat_threshold);
>> +		if (item >= NR_VM_NUMA_STAT_ITEMS)
>> +			t = this_cpu_read(pcp->stat_threshold);
>> +		else
>> +			t = VM_NUMA_STAT_THRESHOLD;
>>  
>>  		o = this_cpu_read(*p);
>>  		n = delta + o;
>> -- 
>> 2.7.4
>>
> 

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