Re: [PATCH RESEND] mm: show number of vmalloc pages in /proc/meminfo

From: Minchan Kim
Date: Tue Jul 09 2019 - 02:00:00 EST

Hi Roman,

On Wed, May 15, 2019 at 8:51 AM Roman Gushchin <guro@xxxxxx> wrote:
> Vmalloc() is getting more and more used these days (kernel stacks,
> bpf and percpu allocator are new top users), and the total %
> of memory consumed by vmalloc() can be pretty significant
> and changes dynamically.
> /proc/meminfo is the best place to display this information:
> its top goal is to show top consumers of the memory.
> Since the VmallocUsed field in /proc/meminfo is not in use
> for quite a long time (it has been defined to 0 by the
> commit a5ad88ce8c7f ("mm: get rid of 'vmalloc_info' from
> /proc/meminfo")), let's reuse it for showing the actual
> physical memory consumption of vmalloc().
> Signed-off-by: Roman Gushchin <guro@xxxxxx>
> Acked-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Acked-by: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@xxxxxxx>
Acked-by: Minchan Kim <minchan@xxxxxxxxxx>

How it's going on?
Android needs this patch since it has gathered vmalloc pages from
/proc/vmallocinfo. It's too slow.