1. 29 Oct, 2014 1 commit
  2. 09 Oct, 2014 3 commits
    • Konstantin Khlebnikov's avatar
      mm/balloon_compaction: add vmstat counters and kpageflags bit · 09316c09
      Konstantin Khlebnikov authored
      Always mark pages with PageBalloon even if balloon compaction is disabled
      and expose this mark in /proc/kpageflags as KPF_BALLOON.
      
      Also this patch adds three counters into /proc/vmstat: "balloon_inflate",
      "balloon_deflate" and "balloon_migrate".  They accumulate balloon
      activity.  Current size of balloon is (balloon_inflate - balloon_deflate)
      pages.
      
      All generic balloon code now gathered under option CONFIG_MEMORY_BALLOON.
      It should be selected by ballooning driver which wants use this feature.
      Currently virtio-balloon is the only user.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarKonstantin Khlebnikov <k.khlebnikov@samsung.com>
      Cc: Rafael Aquini <aquini@redhat.com>
      Cc: Andrey Ryabinin <ryabinin.a.a@gmail.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
      09316c09
    • Konstantin Khlebnikov's avatar
      mm/balloon_compaction: remove balloon mapping and flag AS_BALLOON_MAP · 9d1ba805
      Konstantin Khlebnikov authored
      Now ballooned pages are detected using PageBalloon().  Fake mapping is no
      longer required.  This patch links ballooned pages to balloon device using
      field page->private instead of page->mapping.  Also this patch embeds
      balloon_dev_info directly into struct virtio_balloon.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarKonstantin Khlebnikov <k.khlebnikov@samsung.com>
      Cc: Rafael Aquini <aquini@redhat.com>
      Cc: Andrey Ryabinin <ryabinin.a.a@gmail.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
      9d1ba805
    • Konstantin Khlebnikov's avatar
      mm/balloon_compaction: redesign ballooned pages management · d6d86c0a
      Konstantin Khlebnikov authored
      Sasha Levin reported KASAN splash inside isolate_migratepages_range().
      Problem is in the function __is_movable_balloon_page() which tests
      AS_BALLOON_MAP in page->mapping->flags.  This function has no protection
      against anonymous pages.  As result it tried to check address space flags
      inside struct anon_vma.
      
      Further investigation shows more problems in current implementation:
      
      * Special branch in __unmap_and_move() never works:
        balloon_page_movable() checks page flags and page_count.  In
        __unmap_and_move() page is locked, reference counter is elevated, thus
        balloon_page_movable() always fails.  As a result execution goes to the
        normal migration path.  virtballoon_migratepage() returns
        MIGRATEPAGE_BALLOON_SUCCESS instead of MIGRATEPAGE_SUCCESS,
        move_to_new_page() thinks this is an error code and assigns
        newpage->mapping to NULL.  Newly migrated page lose connectivity with
        balloon an all ability for further migration.
      
      * lru_lock erroneously required in isolate_migratepages_range() for
        isolation ballooned page.  This function releases lru_lock periodically,
        this makes migration mostly impossible for some pages.
      
      * balloon_page_dequeue have a tight race with balloon_page_isolate:
        balloon_page_isolate could be executed in parallel with dequeue between
        picking page from list and locking page_lock.  Race is rare because they
        use trylock_page() for locking.
      
      This patch fixes all of them.
      
      Instead of fake mapping with special flag this patch uses special state of
      page->_mapcount: PAGE_BALLOON_MAPCOUNT_VALUE = -256.  Buddy allocator uses
      PAGE_BUDDY_MAPCOUNT_VALUE = -128 for similar purpose.  Storing mark
      directly in struct page makes everything safer and easier.
      
      PagePrivate is used to mark pages present in page list (i.e.  not
      isolated, like PageLRU for normal pages).  It replaces special rules for
      reference counter and makes balloon migration similar to migration of
      normal pages.  This flag is protected by page_lock together with link to
      the balloon device.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarKonstantin Khlebnikov <k.khlebnikov@samsung.com>
      Reported-by: default avatarSasha Levin <sasha.levin@oracle.com>
      Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/p/53E6CEAA.9020105@oracle.com
      Cc: Rafael Aquini <aquini@redhat.com>
      Cc: Andrey Ryabinin <ryabinin.a.a@gmail.com>
      Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org>	[3.8+]
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
      d6d86c0a
  3. 23 Jan, 2014 1 commit
    • Dave Hansen's avatar
      mm: print more details for bad_page() · f0b791a3
      Dave Hansen authored
      bad_page() is cool in that it prints out a bunch of data about the page.
      But, I can never remember which page flags are good and which are bad,
      or whether ->index or ->mapping is required to be NULL.
      
      This patch allows bad/dump_page() callers to specify a string about why
      they are dumping the page and adds explanation strings to a number of
      places.  It also adds a 'bad_flags' argument to bad_page(), which it
      then dumps out separately from the flags which are actually set.
      
      This way, the messages will show specifically why the page was bad,
      *specifically* which flags it is complaining about, if it was a page
      flag combination which was the problem.
      
      [akpm@linux-foundation.org: switch to pr_alert]
      Signed-off-by: default avatarDave Hansen <dave.hansen@linux.intel.com>
      Reviewed-by: default avatarChristoph Lameter <cl@linux.com>
      Cc: Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
      f0b791a3
  4. 11 Dec, 2012 1 commit
    • Rafael Aquini's avatar
      mm: introduce a common interface for balloon pages mobility · 18468d93
      Rafael Aquini authored
      Memory fragmentation introduced by ballooning might reduce significantly
      the number of 2MB contiguous memory blocks that can be used within a guest,
      thus imposing performance penalties associated with the reduced number of
      transparent huge pages that could be used by the guest workload.
      
      This patch introduces a common interface to help a balloon driver on
      making its page set movable to compaction, and thus allowing the system
      to better leverage the compation efforts on memory defragmentation.
      
      [akpm@linux-foundation.org: use PAGE_FLAGS_CHECK_AT_PREP, s/__balloon_page_flags/page_flags_cleared/, small cleanups]
      [rientjes@google.com: allow balloon compaction for any system with memory compaction enabled, which is the defconfig]
      Signed-off-by: default avatarRafael Aquini <aquini@redhat.com>
      Acked-by: default avatarMel Gorman <mel@csn.ul.ie>
      Cc: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
      Cc: "Michael S. Tsirkin" <mst@redhat.com>
      Cc: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>
      Cc: Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org>
      Cc: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@oracle.com>
      Cc: Minchan Kim <minchan@kernel.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
      18468d93