Re: [RFC PATCH 0/9] Enable THP migration for all possible architectures

From: Gerald Schaefer
Date: Fri Apr 27 2018 - 13:36:40 EST

On Thu, 26 Apr 2018 10:27:55 -0400
Zi Yan <zi.yan@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: Zi Yan <zi.yan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Hi all,
> THP migration is only enabled on x86_64 with a special
> ARCH_ENABLE_THP_MIGRATION macro. This patchset enables THP migration for
> all architectures that uses transparent hugepage, so that special macro can
> be dropped. Instead, THP migration is enabled/disabled via
> /sys/kernel/mm/transparent_hugepage/enable_thp_migration.
> I grepped for TRANSPARENT_HUGEPAGE in arch folder and got 9 architectures that
> are supporting transparent hugepage. I mechanically add __pmd_to_swp_entry() and
> __swp_entry_to_pmd() based on existing __pte_to_swp_entry() and
> __swp_entry_to_pte() for all these architectures, except tile which is going to
> be dropped.

This will not work on s390, the pmd layout is very different from the pte
layout. Using __swp_entry/type/offset() on a pmd will go horribly wrong.
I currently don't see a chance to make this work for us, so please make/keep
this configurable, and do not configure it for s390.