vmscan: reclaim at order 0 when compaction is enabled
Rik van Riel [Wed, 21 Mar 2012 23:33:51 +0000 (16:33 -0700)]
When built with CONFIG_COMPACTION, kswapd should not try to free
contiguous pages, because it is not trying hard enough to have a real
chance at being successful, but still disrupts the LRU enough to break
other things.

Do not do higher order page isolation unless we really are in lumpy
reclaim mode.

Stop reclaiming pages once we have enough free pages that compaction can
deal with things, and we hit the normal order 0 watermarks used by kswapd.

Also remove a line of code that increments balanced right before exiting
the function.

Signed-off-by: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>
Cc: Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com>
Acked-by: Mel Gorman <mel@csn.ul.ie>
Cc: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>
Cc: Minchan Kim <minchan.kim@gmail.com>
Cc: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com>
Cc: Hillf Danton <dhillf@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

mm/vmscan.c

index 8dfa598..d7dad2a 100644 (file)
@@ -1138,7 +1138,7 @@ int __isolate_lru_page(struct page *page, isolate_mode_t mode, int file)
  * @mz:                The mem_cgroup_zone to pull pages from.
  * @dst:       The temp list to put pages on to.
  * @nr_scanned:        The number of pages that were scanned.
- * @order:     The caller's attempted allocation order
+ * @sc:                The scan_control struct for this reclaim session
  * @mode:      One of the LRU isolation modes
  * @active:    True [1] if isolating active pages
  * @file:      True [1] if isolating file [!anon] pages
@@ -1147,8 +1147,8 @@ int __isolate_lru_page(struct page *page, isolate_mode_t mode, int file)
  */
 static unsigned long isolate_lru_pages(unsigned long nr_to_scan,
                struct mem_cgroup_zone *mz, struct list_head *dst,
-               unsigned long *nr_scanned, int order, isolate_mode_t mode,
-               int active, int file)
+               unsigned long *nr_scanned, struct scan_control *sc,
+               isolate_mode_t mode, int active, int file)
 {
        struct lruvec *lruvec;
        struct list_head *src;
@@ -1194,7 +1194,7 @@ static unsigned long isolate_lru_pages(unsigned long nr_to_scan,
                        BUG();
                }
 
-               if (!order)
+               if (!sc->order || !(sc->reclaim_mode & RECLAIM_MODE_LUMPYRECLAIM))
                        continue;
 
                /*
@@ -1208,8 +1208,8 @@ static unsigned long isolate_lru_pages(unsigned long nr_to_scan,
                 */
                zone_id = page_zone_id(page);
                page_pfn = page_to_pfn(page);
-               pfn = page_pfn & ~((1 << order) - 1);
-               end_pfn = pfn + (1 << order);
+               pfn = page_pfn & ~((1 << sc->order) - 1);
+               end_pfn = pfn + (1 << sc->order);
                for (; pfn < end_pfn; pfn++) {
                        struct page *cursor_page;
 
@@ -1275,7 +1275,7 @@ static unsigned long isolate_lru_pages(unsigned long nr_to_scan,
 
        *nr_scanned = scan;
 
-       trace_mm_vmscan_lru_isolate(order,
+       trace_mm_vmscan_lru_isolate(sc->order,
                        nr_to_scan, scan,
                        nr_taken,
                        nr_lumpy_taken, nr_lumpy_dirty, nr_lumpy_failed,
@@ -1533,9 +1533,8 @@ shrink_inactive_list(unsigned long nr_to_scan, struct mem_cgroup_zone *mz,
 
        spin_lock_irq(&zone->lru_lock);
 
-       nr_taken = isolate_lru_pages(nr_to_scan, mz, &page_list,
-                                    &nr_scanned, sc->order,
-                                    isolate_mode, 0, file);
+       nr_taken = isolate_lru_pages(nr_to_scan, mz, &page_list, &nr_scanned,
+                                    sc, isolate_mode, 0, file);
        if (global_reclaim(sc)) {
                zone->pages_scanned += nr_scanned;
                if (current_is_kswapd())
@@ -1711,8 +1710,7 @@ static void shrink_active_list(unsigned long nr_to_scan,
 
        spin_lock_irq(&zone->lru_lock);
 
-       nr_taken = isolate_lru_pages(nr_to_scan, mz, &l_hold,
-                                    &nr_scanned, sc->order,
+       nr_taken = isolate_lru_pages(nr_to_scan, mz, &l_hold, &nr_scanned, sc,
                                     isolate_mode, 1, file);
        if (global_reclaim(sc))
                zone->pages_scanned += nr_scanned;
@@ -2758,7 +2756,7 @@ loop_again:
                 */
                for (i = 0; i <= end_zone; i++) {
                        struct zone *zone = pgdat->node_zones + i;
-                       int nr_slab;
+                       int nr_slab, testorder;
                        unsigned long balance_gap;
 
                        if (!populated_zone(zone))
@@ -2791,7 +2789,20 @@ loop_again:
                                (zone->present_pages +
                                        KSWAPD_ZONE_BALANCE_GAP_RATIO-1) /
                                KSWAPD_ZONE_BALANCE_GAP_RATIO);
-                       if (!zone_watermark_ok_safe(zone, order,
+                       /*
+                        * Kswapd reclaims only single pages with compaction
+                        * enabled. Trying too hard to reclaim until contiguous
+                        * free pages have become available can hurt performance
+                        * by evicting too much useful data from memory.
+                        * Do not reclaim more than needed for compaction.
+                        */
+                       testorder = order;
+                       if (COMPACTION_BUILD && order &&
+                                       compaction_suitable(zone, order) !=
+                                               COMPACT_SKIPPED)
+                               testorder = 0;
+
+                       if (!zone_watermark_ok_safe(zone, testorder,
                                        high_wmark_pages(zone) + balance_gap,
                                        end_zone, 0)) {
                                shrink_zone(priority, zone, &sc);
@@ -2820,7 +2831,7 @@ loop_again:
                                continue;
                        }
 
-                       if (!zone_watermark_ok_safe(zone, order,
+                       if (!zone_watermark_ok_safe(zone, testorder,
                                        high_wmark_pages(zone), end_zone, 0)) {
                                all_zones_ok = 0;
                                /*
@@ -2917,6 +2928,10 @@ out:
                        if (zone->all_unreclaimable && priority != DEF_PRIORITY)
                                continue;
 
+                       /* Would compaction fail due to lack of free memory? */
+                       if (compaction_suitable(zone, order) == COMPACT_SKIPPED)
+                               goto loop_again;
+
                        /* Confirm the zone is balanced for order-0 */
                        if (!zone_watermark_ok(zone, 0,
                                        high_wmark_pages(zone), 0, 0)) {
@@ -2926,8 +2941,6 @@ out:
 
                        /* If balanced, clear the congested flag */
                        zone_clear_flag(zone, ZONE_CONGESTED);
-                       if (i <= *classzone_idx)
-                               balanced += zone->present_pages;
                }
        }