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Date:   Wed, 16 Dec 2020 21:56:47 +0800
From:   Muchun Song <songmuchun@...edance.com>
To:     Oscar Salvador <osalvador@...e.de>
Cc:     Jonathan Corbet <corbet@....net>,
        Mike Kravetz <mike.kravetz@...cle.com>,
        Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>, mingo@...hat.com,
        bp@...en8.de, x86@...nel.org, hpa@...or.com,
        dave.hansen@...ux.intel.com, luto@...nel.org,
        Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>, viro@...iv.linux.org.uk,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>, paulmck@...nel.org,
        mchehab+huawei@...nel.org, pawan.kumar.gupta@...ux.intel.com,
        Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@...radead.org>, oneukum@...e.com,
        anshuman.khandual@....com, jroedel@...e.de,
        Mina Almasry <almasrymina@...gle.com>,
        David Rientjes <rientjes@...gle.com>,
        Matthew Wilcox <willy@...radead.org>,
        Michal Hocko <mhocko@...e.com>,
        "Song Bao Hua (Barry Song)" <song.bao.hua@...ilicon.com>,
        David Hildenbrand <david@...hat.com>,
        Xiongchun duan <duanxiongchun@...edance.com>,
        linux-doc@...r.kernel.org, LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Linux Memory Management List <linux-mm@...ck.org>,
        linux-fsdevel <linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [External] Re: [PATCH v9 09/11] mm/hugetlb: Introduce
 nr_free_vmemmap_pages in the struct hstate

On Wed, Dec 16, 2020 at 9:44 PM Oscar Salvador <osalvador@...e.de> wrote:
>
> On Sun, Dec 13, 2020 at 11:45:32PM +0800, Muchun Song wrote:
> > All the infrastructure is ready, so we introduce nr_free_vmemmap_pages
> > field in the hstate to indicate how many vmemmap pages associated with
> > a HugeTLB page that we can free to buddy allocator. And initialize it
> "can be freed to buddy allocator"
>
> > in the hugetlb_vmemmap_init(). This patch is actual enablement of the
> > feature.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Muchun Song <songmuchun@...edance.com>
> > Acked-by: Mike Kravetz <mike.kravetz@...cle.com>
>
> With below nits addressed you can add:
>
> Reviewed-by: Oscar Salvador <osalvador@...e.de>

Thanks.

>
> >  static int __init early_hugetlb_free_vmemmap_param(char *buf)
> >  {
> > +     /* We cannot optimize if a "struct page" crosses page boundaries. */
> > +     if (!is_power_of_2(sizeof(struct page)))
> > +             return 0;
> > +
>
> I wonder if we should report a warning in case someone wants to enable this
> feature and stuct page size it not power of 2.
> In case someone wonders why it does not work for him/her.
>
> > +void __init hugetlb_vmemmap_init(struct hstate *h)
> > +{
> > +     unsigned int nr_pages = pages_per_huge_page(h);
> > +     unsigned int vmemmap_pages;
> > +
> > +     if (!hugetlb_free_vmemmap_enabled)
> > +             return;
> > +
> > +     vmemmap_pages = (nr_pages * sizeof(struct page)) >> PAGE_SHIFT;
> > +     /*
> > +      * The head page and the first tail page are not to be freed to buddy
> > +      * system, the others page will map to the first tail page. So there
> > +      * are the remaining pages that can be freed.
> "the other pages will map to the first tail page, so they can be freed."
> > +      *
> > +      * Could RESERVE_VMEMMAP_NR be greater than @vmemmap_pages? It is true
> > +      * on some architectures (e.g. aarch64). See Documentation/arm64/
> > +      * hugetlbpage.rst for more details.
> > +      */
> > +     if (likely(vmemmap_pages > RESERVE_VMEMMAP_NR))
> > +             h->nr_free_vmemmap_pages = vmemmap_pages - RESERVE_VMEMMAP_NR;
> > +
> > +     pr_info("can free %d vmemmap pages for %s\n", h->nr_free_vmemmap_pages,
> > +             h->name);
>
> Maybe specify this is hugetlb code:
>
> pr_info("%s: blabla", __func__, ...)
> or
> pr_info("hugetlb: blalala", ...);
>
> although I am not sure whether we need that at all, or maybe just use
> pr_debug().

The pr_info can tell the user whether the feature is enabled. From this
point of view, it makes sense. Right?

Thanks.

>
> --
> Oscar Salvador
> SUSE L3



-- 
Yours,
Muchun

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