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mm: compaction: introduce sync-light migration for use by compaction

commit a6bc32b upstream.

Stable note: Not tracked in Buzilla. This was part of a series that
	reduced interactivity stalls experienced when THP was enabled.
	These stalls were particularly noticable when copying data
	to a USB stick but the experiences for users varied a lot.

This patch adds a lightweight sync migrate operation MIGRATE_SYNC_LIGHT
mode that avoids writing back pages to backing storage.  Async compaction
maps to MIGRATE_ASYNC while sync compaction maps to MIGRATE_SYNC_LIGHT.
For other migrate_pages users such as memory hotplug, MIGRATE_SYNC is
used.

This avoids sync compaction stalling for an excessive length of time,
particularly when copying files to a USB stick where there might be a
large number of dirty pages backed by a filesystem that does not support
->writepages.

[aarcange@redhat.com: This patch is heavily based on Andrea's work]
[akpm@linux-foundation.org: fix fs/nfs/write.c build]
[akpm@linux-foundation.org: fix fs/btrfs/disk-io.c build]
Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>
Reviewed-by: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>
Cc: Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com>
Cc: Minchan Kim <minchan.kim@gmail.com>
Cc: Dave Jones <davej@redhat.com>
Cc: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
Cc: Andy Isaacson <adi@hexapodia.org>
Cc: Nai Xia <nai.xia@gmail.com>
Cc: Johannes Weiner <jweiner@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
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1 parent 34c8ed4 commit 4df9e19392b2aee80bbe12cd1e6f2fcb7fa3ae3c Mel Gorman committed with bwhacks Jan 13, 2012
Showing with 76 additions and 52 deletions.
  1. +3 −2 fs/btrfs/disk-io.c
  2. +1 −1 fs/hugetlbfs/inode.c
  3. +1 −1 fs/nfs/internal.h
  4. +2 −2 fs/nfs/write.c
  5. +4 −2 include/linux/fs.h
  6. +18 −5 include/linux/migrate.h
  7. +1 −1 mm/compaction.c
  8. +1 −1 mm/memory-failure.c
  9. +1 −1 mm/memory_hotplug.c
  10. +1 −1 mm/mempolicy.c
  11. +43 −35 mm/migrate.c
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@@ -872,7 +872,8 @@ static int btree_submit_bio_hook(struct inode *inode, int rw, struct bio *bio,
#ifdef CONFIG_MIGRATION
static int btree_migratepage(struct address_space *mapping,
- struct page *newpage, struct page *page, bool sync)
+ struct page *newpage, struct page *page,
+ enum migrate_mode mode)
{
/*
* we can't safely write a btree page from here,
@@ -887,7 +888,7 @@ static int btree_migratepage(struct address_space *mapping,
if (page_has_private(page) &&
!try_to_release_page(page, GFP_KERNEL))
return -EAGAIN;
- return migrate_page(mapping, newpage, page, sync);
+ return migrate_page(mapping, newpage, page, mode);
}
#endif
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@@ -570,7 +570,7 @@ static int hugetlbfs_set_page_dirty(struct page *page)
static int hugetlbfs_migrate_page(struct address_space *mapping,
struct page *newpage, struct page *page,
- bool sync)
+ enum migrate_mode mode)
{
int rc;
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@@ -330,7 +330,7 @@ void nfs_commit_release_pages(struct nfs_write_data *data);
#ifdef CONFIG_MIGRATION
extern int nfs_migrate_page(struct address_space *,
- struct page *, struct page *, bool);
+ struct page *, struct page *, enum migrate_mode);
#else
#define nfs_migrate_page NULL
#endif
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@@ -1711,7 +1711,7 @@ int nfs_wb_page(struct inode *inode, struct page *page)
#ifdef CONFIG_MIGRATION
int nfs_migrate_page(struct address_space *mapping, struct page *newpage,
- struct page *page, bool sync)
+ struct page *page, enum migrate_mode mode)
{
/*
* If PagePrivate is set, then the page is currently associated with
@@ -1726,7 +1726,7 @@ int nfs_migrate_page(struct address_space *mapping, struct page *newpage,
nfs_fscache_release_page(page, GFP_KERNEL);
- return migrate_page(mapping, newpage, page, sync);
+ return migrate_page(mapping, newpage, page, mode);
}
#endif
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@@ -525,6 +525,7 @@ enum positive_aop_returns {
struct page;
struct address_space;
struct writeback_control;
+enum migrate_mode;
struct iov_iter {
const struct iovec *iov;
@@ -614,7 +615,7 @@ struct address_space_operations {
* is false, it must not block.
*/
int (*migratepage) (struct address_space *,
- struct page *, struct page *, bool);
+ struct page *, struct page *, enum migrate_mode);
int (*launder_page) (struct page *);
int (*is_partially_uptodate) (struct page *, read_descriptor_t *,
unsigned long);
@@ -2589,7 +2590,8 @@ extern int generic_check_addressable(unsigned, u64);
#ifdef CONFIG_MIGRATION
extern int buffer_migrate_page(struct address_space *,
- struct page *, struct page *, bool);
+ struct page *, struct page *,
+ enum migrate_mode);
#else
#define buffer_migrate_page NULL
#endif
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@@ -6,18 +6,31 @@
typedef struct page *new_page_t(struct page *, unsigned long private, int **);
+/*
+ * MIGRATE_ASYNC means never block
+ * MIGRATE_SYNC_LIGHT in the current implementation means to allow blocking
+ * on most operations but not ->writepage as the potential stall time
+ * is too significant
+ * MIGRATE_SYNC will block when migrating pages
+ */
+enum migrate_mode {
+ MIGRATE_ASYNC,
+ MIGRATE_SYNC_LIGHT,
+ MIGRATE_SYNC,
+};
+
#ifdef CONFIG_MIGRATION
#define PAGE_MIGRATION 1
extern void putback_lru_pages(struct list_head *l);
extern int migrate_page(struct address_space *,
- struct page *, struct page *, bool);
+ struct page *, struct page *, enum migrate_mode);
extern int migrate_pages(struct list_head *l, new_page_t x,
unsigned long private, bool offlining,
- bool sync);
+ enum migrate_mode mode);
extern int migrate_huge_pages(struct list_head *l, new_page_t x,
unsigned long private, bool offlining,
- bool sync);
+ enum migrate_mode mode);
extern int fail_migrate_page(struct address_space *,
struct page *, struct page *);
@@ -36,10 +49,10 @@ extern int migrate_huge_page_move_mapping(struct address_space *mapping,
static inline void putback_lru_pages(struct list_head *l) {}
static inline int migrate_pages(struct list_head *l, new_page_t x,
unsigned long private, bool offlining,
- bool sync) { return -ENOSYS; }
+ enum migrate_mode mode) { return -ENOSYS; }
static inline int migrate_huge_pages(struct list_head *l, new_page_t x,
unsigned long private, bool offlining,
- bool sync) { return -ENOSYS; }
+ enum migrate_mode mode) { return -ENOSYS; }
static inline int migrate_prep(void) { return -ENOSYS; }
static inline int migrate_prep_local(void) { return -ENOSYS; }
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@@ -577,7 +577,7 @@ static int compact_zone(struct zone *zone, struct compact_control *cc)
nr_migrate = cc->nr_migratepages;
err = migrate_pages(&cc->migratepages, compaction_alloc,
(unsigned long)cc, false,
- cc->sync);
+ cc->sync ? MIGRATE_SYNC_LIGHT : MIGRATE_ASYNC);
update_nr_listpages(cc);
nr_remaining = cc->nr_migratepages;
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@@ -1557,7 +1557,7 @@ int soft_offline_page(struct page *page, int flags)
page_is_file_cache(page));
list_add(&page->lru, &pagelist);
ret = migrate_pages(&pagelist, new_page, MPOL_MF_MOVE_ALL,
- 0, true);
+ 0, MIGRATE_SYNC);
if (ret) {
putback_lru_pages(&pagelist);
pr_info("soft offline: %#lx: migration failed %d, type %lx\n",
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@@ -809,7 +809,7 @@ do_migrate_range(unsigned long start_pfn, unsigned long end_pfn)
}
/* this function returns # of failed pages */
ret = migrate_pages(&source, hotremove_migrate_alloc, 0,
- true, true);
+ true, MIGRATE_SYNC);
if (ret)
putback_lru_pages(&source);
}
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@@ -942,7 +942,7 @@ static int migrate_to_node(struct mm_struct *mm, int source, int dest,
if (!list_empty(&pagelist)) {
err = migrate_pages(&pagelist, new_node_page, dest,
- false, true);
+ false, MIGRATE_SYNC);
if (err)
putback_lru_pages(&pagelist);
}
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