Re: [RFC 4/4] mm: show number of vmalloc pages in /proc/meminfo

From: Matthew Wilcox
Date: Fri Dec 14 2018 - 13:29:11 EST

On Fri, Dec 14, 2018 at 10:07:20AM -0800, Roman Gushchin 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().

Do you see significant contention on nr_vmalloc_pages? Also, if it's
just an atomic_long_t, is it worth having an accessor for it? And if
it is worth having an accessor for it, then it can be static.

Also, I seem to be missing 3/4.