Re: [PATCH 0/3] mm, thp: remove duplication and fix locking issues in swapin
From: Michal Hocko
Date: Fri May 27 2016 - 09:12:54 EST
On Mon 23-05-16 20:29:29, Ebru Akagunduz wrote:
> On Mon, May 23, 2016 at 08:14:08PM +0300, Ebru Akagunduz wrote:
> > This patch series removes duplication of included header
> > and fixes locking inconsistency in khugepaged swapin
> > Ebru Akagunduz (3):
> > mm, thp: remove duplication of included header
> > mm, thp: fix possible circular locking dependency caused by
> > sum_vm_event()
> > mm, thp: make swapin readahead under down_read of mmap_sem
> > mm/huge_memory.c | 39 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---------
> > 1 file changed, 30 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)
> Hi Andrew,
> I prepared this patch series to solve rest of
> problems of khugepaged swapin.
> I have seen the discussion:
> In my opinion, checking whether kswapd is wake up
> could be good.
This is still not enough because it doesn't help memcg loads. kswapd
might be sleeping but the memcg reclaim can still be active. So I think
we really need to do ~__GFP_DIRECT_RECLAIM thing.
> It's up to you. I can take an action according to community's decision.
IMHO we should drop the current ALLOCSTALL heuristic and replace it with