[PATCH v4 0/4] mm/page_reporting: Make page reporting work on arm64 with 64KB page size

From: Gavin Shan
Date: Thu Jun 24 2021 - 19:46:42 EST

The page reporting threshold is currently equal to @pageblock_order, which
is 13 and 512MB on arm64 with 64KB base page size selected. The page
reporting won't be triggered if the freeing page can't come up with a free
area like that huge. The condition is hard to be met, especially when the
system memory becomes fragmented.

This series intends to solve the issue by having page reporting threshold
as 5 (2MB) on arm64 with 64KB base page size. The patches are organized as:

PATCH[1/4] Fix some coding style in __page_reporting_request().
PATCH[2/4] Represents page reporting order with variable so that it can
be exported as module parameter.
PATCH[3/4] Allows the device driver (e.g. virtio_balloon) to specify
the page reporting order when the device info is registered.
PATCH[4/4] Specifies the page reporting order to 5, corresponding to
2MB in size on ARM64 when 64KB base page size is used.

* Set @page_reporting_order to MAX_ORDER. Its value is
specified by the driver or falls back to @pageblock_order
when page reporting device is registered. (Alex)
* Include "module.h" in page_reporting.c (Andrew)
* Avoid overhead introduced by function all (Alex)
* Export page reporting order as module parameter (Gavin)
* Rewrite the patches as Alex suggested (Alex)

Gavin Shan (4):
mm/page_reporting: Fix code style in __page_reporting_request()
mm/page_reporting: Export reporting order as module parameter
mm/page_reporting: Allow driver to specify reporting order
virtio_balloon: Specify page reporting order if needed

.../admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt | 6 ++++++
drivers/virtio/virtio_balloon.c | 17 +++++++++++++++++
include/linux/page_reporting.h | 3 +++
mm/page_reporting.c | 19 +++++++++++++++----
mm/page_reporting.h | 5 ++---
5 files changed, 43 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)