hugetlb: Add hugetlb_dynamic_pool sysctl
Adam Litke [Tue, 16 Oct 2007 08:26:20 +0000 (01:26 -0700)]
The maximum size of the huge page pool can be controlled using the overall
size of the hugetlb filesystem (via its 'size' mount option).  However in the
common case the this will not be set as the pool is traditionally fixed in
size at boot time.  In order to maintain the expected semantics, we need to
prevent the pool expanding by default.

This patch introduces a new sysctl controlling dynamic pool resizing.  When
this is enabled the pool will expand beyond its base size up to the size of
the hugetlb filesystem.  It is disabled by default.

Signed-off-by: Adam Litke <agl@us.ibm.com>
Acked-by: Andy Whitcroft <apw@shadowen.org>
Acked-by: Dave McCracken <dave.mccracken@oracle.com>
Cc: William Irwin <bill.irwin@oracle.com>
Cc: David Gibson <david@gibson.dropbear.id.au>
Cc: Ken Chen <kenchen@google.com>
Cc: Badari Pulavarty <pbadari@us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

include/linux/hugetlb.h
kernel/sysctl.c
mm/hugetlb.c

index 3a19b03..ea0f50b 100644 (file)
@@ -33,6 +33,7 @@ void hugetlb_unreserve_pages(struct inode *inode, long offset, long freed);
 
 extern unsigned long max_huge_pages;
 extern unsigned long hugepages_treat_as_movable;
+extern int hugetlb_dynamic_pool;
 extern const unsigned long hugetlb_zero, hugetlb_infinity;
 extern int sysctl_hugetlb_shm_group;
 
index ec14aa8..96efbb8 100644 (file)
@@ -880,6 +880,14 @@ static ctl_table vm_table[] = {
                .mode           = 0644,
                .proc_handler   = &hugetlb_treat_movable_handler,
        },
+       {
+               .ctl_name       = CTL_UNNUMBERED,
+               .procname       = "hugetlb_dynamic_pool",
+               .data           = &hugetlb_dynamic_pool,
+               .maxlen         = sizeof(hugetlb_dynamic_pool),
+               .mode           = 0644,
+               .proc_handler   = &proc_dointvec,
+       },
 #endif
        {
                .ctl_name       = VM_LOWMEM_RESERVE_RATIO,
index 31bbca6..efd7852 100644 (file)
@@ -31,6 +31,7 @@ static unsigned int free_huge_pages_node[MAX_NUMNODES];
 static unsigned int surplus_huge_pages_node[MAX_NUMNODES];
 static gfp_t htlb_alloc_mask = GFP_HIGHUSER;
 unsigned long hugepages_treat_as_movable;
+int hugetlb_dynamic_pool;
 
 /*
  * Protects updates to hugepage_freelists, nr_huge_pages, and free_huge_pages
@@ -201,6 +202,10 @@ static struct page *alloc_buddy_huge_page(struct vm_area_struct *vma,
 {
        struct page *page;
 
+       /* Check if the dynamic pool is enabled */
+       if (!hugetlb_dynamic_pool)
+               return NULL;
+
        page = alloc_pages(htlb_alloc_mask|__GFP_COMP|__GFP_NOWARN,
                                        HUGETLB_PAGE_ORDER);
        if (page) {