[PATCH] slub: Don't throw away partial remote slabs if there is no local memory
iamjoonsoo.kim at lge.com
Tue Jan 7 20:31:56 EST 2014
On Tue, Jan 07, 2014 at 05:21:45PM +0800, Wanpeng Li wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 07, 2014 at 06:10:16PM +0900, Joonsoo Kim wrote:
> >On Tue, Jan 07, 2014 at 04:48:40PM +0800, Wanpeng Li wrote:
> >> Hi Joonsoo,
> >> On Tue, Jan 07, 2014 at 04:41:36PM +0900, Joonsoo Kim wrote:
> >> >On Tue, Jan 07, 2014 at 01:21:00PM +1100, Anton Blanchard wrote:
> >> >>
> >> [...]
> >> >Hello,
> >> >
> >> >I think that we need more efforts to solve unbalanced node problem.
> >> >
> >> >With this patch, even if node of current cpu slab is not favorable to
> >> >unbalanced node, allocation would proceed and we would get the unintended memory.
> >> >
> >> We have a machine:
> >> [ 0.000000] Node 0 Memory:
> >> [ 0.000000] Node 4 Memory: 0x0-0x10000000 0x20000000-0x60000000 0x80000000-0xc0000000
> >> [ 0.000000] Node 6 Memory: 0x10000000-0x20000000 0x60000000-0x80000000
> >> [ 0.000000] Node 10 Memory: 0xc0000000-0x180000000
> >> [ 0.041486] Node 0 CPUs: 0-19
> >> [ 0.041490] Node 4 CPUs:
> >> [ 0.041492] Node 6 CPUs:
> >> [ 0.041495] Node 10 CPUs:
> >> The pages of current cpu slab should be allocated from fallback zones/nodes
> >> of the memoryless node in buddy system, how can not favorable happen?
> >Hi, Wanpeng.
> >IIRC, if we call kmem_cache_alloc_node() with certain node #, we try to
> >allocate the page in fallback zones/node of that node #. So fallback list isn't
> >related to fallback one of memoryless node #. Am I wrong?
> Anton add node_spanned_pages(node) check, so current cpu slab mentioned
> above is against memoryless node. If I miss something?
I thought following scenario.
memoryless node # : 1
1's fallback node # : 0
On node 1's cpu,
1. kmem_cache_alloc_node (node 2)
2. allocate the page on node 2 for the slab, now cpu slab is that one.
3. kmem_cache_alloc_node (local node, that is, node 1)
4. It check node_spanned_pages() and find it is memoryless node.
So return node 2's memory.
Is it impossible scenario?
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