Re: [PATCH] MM: Support more pagesizes for MAP_HUGETLB/SHM_HUGETLB v6

From: Hillf Danton
Date: Fri Oct 19 2012 - 23:45:40 EST

On Sat, Oct 20, 2012 at 12:48 AM, Andi Kleen <andi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> From: Andi Kleen <ak@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> There was some desire in large applications using MAP_HUGETLB/SHM_HUGETLB
> to use 1GB huge pages on some mappings, and stay with 2MB on others. This
> is useful together with NUMA policy: use 2MB interleaving on some mappings,
> but 1GB on local mappings.
> This patch extends the IPC/SHM syscall interfaces slightly to allow specifying
> the page size.
> It borrows some upper bits in the existing flag arguments and allows encoding
> the log of the desired page size in addition to the *_HUGETLB flag.
> When 0 is specified the default size is used, this makes the change fully
> compatible.
> Extending the internal hugetlb code to handle this is straight forward. Instead
> of a single mount it just keeps an array of them and selects the right
> mount based on the specified page size. When no page size is specified
> it uses the mount of the default page size.
> The change is not visible in /proc/mounts because internal mounts
> don't appear there. It also has very little overhead: the additional
> mounts just consume a super block, but not more memory when not used.
> I also exported the new flags to the user headers
> (they were previously under __KERNEL__). Right now only symbols
> for x86 and some other architecture for 1GB and 2MB are defined.
> The interface should already work for all other architectures
> though. Only architectures that define multiple hugetlb sizes
> actually need it (that is currently x86, tile, powerpc). However
> tile and powerpc have user configurable hugetlb sizes, so it's
> not easy to add defines. A program on those architectures would
> need to query sysfs and use the appropiate log2.
> v2: Port to new tree. Fix unmount.
> v3: Ported to latest tree.
> v4: Ported to latest tree. Minor changes for review feedback. Updated
> description.
> v5: Remove unnecessary prototypes to fix merge error (Hillf Danton)
> v6: Rebased. Fix some unlikely error paths (Hillf Danton)
> Acked-by: Rik van Riel <riel@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Acked-by: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Hillf Danton <dhillf@xxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Andi Kleen <ak@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> ---


Acked-by: Hillf Danton <dhillf@xxxxxxxxx>
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