Re: [PATCH 3/3] CMA: Add cma_alloc_counter to make cma_alloc work better if it meet busy range

From: Joonsoo Kim
Date: Tue Dec 30 2014 - 00:00:59 EST

On Thu, Dec 25, 2014 at 05:43:28PM +0800, Hui Zhu wrote:
> In [1], Joonsoo said that cma_alloc_counter is useless because pageblock
> is isolated.
> But if alloc_contig_range meet a busy range, it will undo_isolate_page_range
> before goto try next range. At this time, __rmqueue_cma can begin allocd
> CMA memory from the range.

Is there any real issue from this?
When failed, we will quickly re-isolate pageblock for adjacent page
so there is no big problem I guess.

If there is real issue, how about doing start_isolation/undo_isolation
in cma_alloc()? It would reduce useless do/undo isolation due to
failed trial.


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