[PATCH V4 0/2] mm: FAULT_AROUND_ORDER patchset performance data for powerpc
akpm at linux-foundation.org
Wed May 21 05:59:56 EST 2014
On Tue, 20 May 2014 13:27:38 +0300 (EEST) "Kirill A. Shutemov" <kirill.shutemov at linux.intel.com> wrote:
> Rusty Russell wrote:
> > "Kirill A. Shutemov" <kirill.shutemov at linux.intel.com> writes:
> > > Andrew Morton wrote:
> > >> On Mon, 19 May 2014 16:23:07 -0700 (PDT) Hugh Dickins <hughd at google.com> wrote:
> > >>
> > >> > Shouldn't FAULT_AROUND_ORDER and fault_around_order be changed to be
> > >> > the order of the fault-around size in bytes, and fault_around_pages()
> > >> > use 1UL << (fault_around_order - PAGE_SHIFT)
> > >>
> > >> Yes. And shame on me for missing it (this time!) at review.
> > >>
> > >> There's still time to fix this. Patches, please.
> > >
> > > Here it is. Made at 3.30 AM, build tested only.
> > Prefer on top of Maddy's patch which makes it always a variable, rather
> > than CONFIG_DEBUG_FS. It's got enough hair as it is.
> Something like this?
This appears to be against mainline, not against Madhavan's patch. As
mentioned previously, I'd prefer it that way but confused.
> From: "Kirill A. Shutemov" <kirill.shutemov at linux.intel.com>
> Date: Tue, 20 May 2014 13:02:03 +0300
> Subject: [PATCH] mm: nominate faultaround area in bytes rather then page order
> There are evidences that faultaround feature is less relevant on
> architectures with page size bigger then 4k. Which makes sense since
> page fault overhead per byte of mapped area should be less there.
> Let's rework the feature to specify faultaround area in bytes instead of
> page order. It's 64 kilobytes for now.
> The patch effectively disables faultaround on architectures with
> page size >= 64k (like ppc64).
> It's possible that some other size of faultaround area is relevant for a
> platform. We can expose `fault_around_bytes' variable to arch-specific
> code once such platforms will be found.
> Signed-off-by: Kirill A. Shutemov <kirill.shutemov at linux.intel.com>
> mm/memory.c | 62 +++++++++++++++++++++++--------------------------------------
> 1 file changed, 23 insertions(+), 39 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/mm/memory.c b/mm/memory.c
> index 037b812a9531..252b319e8cdf 100644
> --- a/mm/memory.c
> +++ b/mm/memory.c
> @@ -3402,63 +3402,47 @@ void do_set_pte(struct vm_area_struct *vma, unsigned long address,
> update_mmu_cache(vma, address, pte);
> -#define FAULT_AROUND_ORDER 4
> +static unsigned long fault_around_bytes = 65536;
> +static inline unsigned long fault_around_pages(void)
> + return rounddown_pow_of_two(fault_around_bytes) / PAGE_SIZE;
I think we should round up, not down. So if the user asks for 1kb,
they get one page.
So this becomes
return PAGE_ALIGN(fault_around_bytes) / PAGE_SIZE;
> +static inline unsigned long fault_around_mask(void)
> + return ~(rounddown_pow_of_two(fault_around_bytes) - 1) & PAGE_MASK;
And this has me a bit stumped. It's not helpful that do_fault_around()
is undocumented. Does it fault in N/2 pages ahead and N/2 pages
behind? Or does it align the address down to the highest multiple of
fault_around_bytes? It appears to be the latter, so the location of
the faultaround window around the fault address is basically random,
depending on what address userspace happened to pick. I don't know why
we did this :(
Or something. Can we please get some code commentary over
do_fault_around() describing this design decision and explaining the
reasoning behind it?
Also, "neast" is not a word.
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