Commit 0d0bd894 authored by Mel Gorman's avatar Mel Gorman Committed by Linus Torvalds

mm, page_alloc: reset zonelist iterator after resetting fair zone allocation policy

Geert Uytterhoeven reported the following problem that bisected to
commit c33d6c06 ("mm, page_alloc: avoid looking up the first zone
in a zonelist twice") on m68k/ARAnyM

    BUG: scheduling while atomic: cron/668/0x10c9a0c0
    Modules linked in:
    CPU: 0 PID: 668 Comm: cron Not tainted 4.6.0-atari-05133-gc33d6c06 #364
    Call Trace: [<0003d7d0>] __schedule_bug+0x40/0x54
      __schedule+0x312/0x388
      __schedule+0x0/0x388
      prepare_to_wait+0x0/0x52
      schedule+0x64/0x82
      schedule_timeout+0xda/0x104
      set_next_entity+0x18/0x40
      pick_next_task_fair+0x78/0xda
      io_schedule_timeout+0x36/0x4a
      bit_wait_io+0x0/0x40
      bit_wait_io+0x12/0x40
      __wait_on_bit+0x46/0x76
      wait_on_page_bit_killable+0x64/0x6c
      bit_wait_io+0x0/0x40
      wake_bit_function+0x0/0x4e
      __lock_page_or_retry+0xde/0x124
      do_scan_async+0x114/0x17c
      lookup_swap_cache+0x24/0x4e
      handle_mm_fault+0x626/0x7de
      find_vma+0x0/0x66
      down_read+0x0/0xe
      wait_on_page_bit_killable_timeout+0x77/0x7c
      find_vma+0x16/0x66
      do_page_fault+0xe6/0x23a
      res_func+0xa3c/0x141a
      buserr_c+0x190/0x6d4
      res_func+0xa3c/0x141a
      buserr+0x20/0x28
      res_func+0xa3c/0x141a
      buserr+0x20/0x28

The relationship is not obvious but it's due to a failure to rescan the
full zonelist after the fair zone allocation policy exhausts the batch
count.  While this is a functional problem, it's also a performance
issue.  A page allocator microbenchmark showed the following

                                   4.7.0-rc1                  4.7.0-rc1
                                     vanilla                 reset-v1r2
  Min      alloc-odr0-1     327.00 (  0.00%)           326.00 (  0.31%)
  Min      alloc-odr0-2     235.00 (  0.00%)           235.00 (  0.00%)
  Min      alloc-odr0-4     198.00 (  0.00%)           198.00 (  0.00%)
  Min      alloc-odr0-8     170.00 (  0.00%)           170.00 (  0.00%)
  Min      alloc-odr0-16    156.00 (  0.00%)           156.00 (  0.00%)
  Min      alloc-odr0-32    150.00 (  0.00%)           150.00 (  0.00%)
  Min      alloc-odr0-64    146.00 (  0.00%)           146.00 (  0.00%)
  Min      alloc-odr0-128   145.00 (  0.00%)           145.00 (  0.00%)
  Min      alloc-odr0-256   155.00 (  0.00%)           155.00 (  0.00%)
  Min      alloc-odr0-512   168.00 (  0.00%)           165.00 (  1.79%)
  Min      alloc-odr0-1024  175.00 (  0.00%)           174.00 (  0.57%)
  Min      alloc-odr0-2048  180.00 (  0.00%)           180.00 (  0.00%)
  Min      alloc-odr0-4096  187.00 (  0.00%)           186.00 (  0.53%)
  Min      alloc-odr0-8192  190.00 (  0.00%)           190.00 (  0.00%)
  Min      alloc-odr0-16384 191.00 (  0.00%)           191.00 (  0.00%)
  Min      alloc-odr1-1     736.00 (  0.00%)           445.00 ( 39.54%)
  Min      alloc-odr1-2     343.00 (  0.00%)           335.00 (  2.33%)
  Min      alloc-odr1-4     277.00 (  0.00%)           270.00 (  2.53%)
  Min      alloc-odr1-8     238.00 (  0.00%)           233.00 (  2.10%)
  Min      alloc-odr1-16    224.00 (  0.00%)           218.00 (  2.68%)
  Min      alloc-odr1-32    210.00 (  0.00%)           208.00 (  0.95%)
  Min      alloc-odr1-64    207.00 (  0.00%)           203.00 (  1.93%)
  Min      alloc-odr1-128   276.00 (  0.00%)           202.00 ( 26.81%)
  Min      alloc-odr1-256   206.00 (  0.00%)           202.00 (  1.94%)
  Min      alloc-odr1-512   207.00 (  0.00%)           202.00 (  2.42%)
  Min      alloc-odr1-1024  208.00 (  0.00%)           205.00 (  1.44%)
  Min      alloc-odr1-2048  213.00 (  0.00%)           212.00 (  0.47%)
  Min      alloc-odr1-4096  218.00 (  0.00%)           216.00 (  0.92%)
  Min      alloc-odr1-8192  341.00 (  0.00%)           219.00 ( 35.78%)

Note that order-0 allocations are unaffected but higher orders get a
small boost from this patch and a large reduction in system CPU usage
overall as can be seen here:

             4.7.0-rc1   4.7.0-rc1
               vanilla  reset-v1r2
  User           85.32       86.31
  System       2221.39     2053.36
  Elapsed      2368.89     2202.47

Fixes: c33d6c06 ("mm, page_alloc: avoid looking up the first zone in a zonelist twice")
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20160531100848.GR2527@techsingularity.netSigned-off-by: default avatarMel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>
Reported-by: default avatarGeert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>
Tested-by: default avatarGeert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>
Tested-by: default avatarMikulas Patocka <mpatocka@redhat.com>
Cc: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
parent cbdcf7f7
......@@ -3030,6 +3030,7 @@ reset_fair:
apply_fair = false;
fair_skipped = false;
reset_alloc_batches(ac->preferred_zoneref->zone);
z = ac->preferred_zoneref;
goto zonelist_scan;
}
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