Commit 13ece886 authored by Andrea Arcangeli's avatar Andrea Arcangeli Committed by Linus Torvalds

thp: transparent hugepage config choice

Allow to choose between the always|madvise default for page faults and
khugepaged at config time.  madvise guarantees zero risk of higher memory
footprint for applications (applications using madvise(MADV_HUGEPAGE)
won't risk to use any more memory by backing their virtual regions with
hugepages).

Initially set the default to N and don't depend on EMBEDDED.
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
parent ce83d217
......@@ -303,9 +303,8 @@ config NOMMU_INITIAL_TRIM_EXCESS
See Documentation/nommu-mmap.txt for more information.
config TRANSPARENT_HUGEPAGE
bool "Transparent Hugepage Support" if EMBEDDED
bool "Transparent Hugepage Support"
depends on X86 && MMU
default y
help
Transparent Hugepages allows the kernel to use huge pages and
huge tlb transparently to the applications whenever possible.
......@@ -316,6 +315,30 @@ config TRANSPARENT_HUGEPAGE
If memory constrained on embedded, you may want to say N.
choice
prompt "Transparent Hugepage Support sysfs defaults"
depends on TRANSPARENT_HUGEPAGE
default TRANSPARENT_HUGEPAGE_ALWAYS
help
Selects the sysfs defaults for Transparent Hugepage Support.
config TRANSPARENT_HUGEPAGE_ALWAYS
bool "always"
help
Enabling Transparent Hugepage always, can increase the
memory footprint of applications without a guaranteed
benefit but it will work automatically for all applications.
config TRANSPARENT_HUGEPAGE_MADVISE
bool "madvise"
help
Enabling Transparent Hugepage madvise, will only provide a
performance improvement benefit to the applications using
madvise(MADV_HUGEPAGE) but it won't risk to increase the
memory footprint of applications without a guaranteed
benefit.
endchoice
#
# UP and nommu archs use km based percpu allocator
#
......
......@@ -27,7 +27,12 @@
* allocations.
*/
unsigned long transparent_hugepage_flags __read_mostly =
#ifdef CONFIG_TRANSPARENT_HUGEPAGE_ALWAYS
(1<<TRANSPARENT_HUGEPAGE_FLAG)|
#endif
#ifdef CONFIG_TRANSPARENT_HUGEPAGE_MADVISE
(1<<TRANSPARENT_HUGEPAGE_REQ_MADV_FLAG)|
#endif
(1<<TRANSPARENT_HUGEPAGE_DEFRAG_FLAG)|
(1<<TRANSPARENT_HUGEPAGE_DEFRAG_KHUGEPAGED_FLAG);
......
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