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From: Mike Kravetz <mike.kravetz@oracle.com>
To: Muchun Song <songmuchun@bytedance.com>,
	corbet@lwn.net, tglx@linutronix.de, mingo@redhat.com,
	bp@alien8.de, x86@kernel.org, hpa@zytor.com,
	dave.hansen@linux.intel.com, luto@kernel.org,
	peterz@infradead.org, viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk,
	akpm@linux-foundation.org, paulmck@kernel.org,
	mchehab+huawei@kernel.org, pawan.kumar.gupta@linux.intel.com,
	rdunlap@infradead.org, oneukum@suse.com,
	anshuman.khandual@arm.com, jroedel@suse.de,
	almasrymina@google.com, rientjes@google.com
Cc: linux-doc@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-mm@kvack.org, linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 03/24] mm/hugetlb: Introduce a new config HUGETLB_PAGE_FREE_VMEMMAP
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2020 16:41:41 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <07e7d497-e800-be28-dfea-047579c3b27d@oracle.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200915125947.26204-4-songmuchun@bytedance.com>

On 9/15/20 5:59 AM, Muchun Song wrote:
> The purpose of introducing HUGETLB_PAGE_FREE_VMEMMAP is to configure
> whether to enable the feature of freeing unused vmemmap associated
> with HugeTLB pages.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Muchun Song <songmuchun@bytedance.com>
> ---
>  fs/Kconfig | 15 +++++++++++++++
>  1 file changed, 15 insertions(+)
> 
> diff --git a/fs/Kconfig b/fs/Kconfig
> index 976e8b9033c4..61e9c08096ca 100644
> --- a/fs/Kconfig
> +++ b/fs/Kconfig
> @@ -245,6 +245,21 @@ config HUGETLBFS
>  config HUGETLB_PAGE
>  	def_bool HUGETLBFS
>  
> +config HUGETLB_PAGE_FREE_VMEMMAP
> +	bool "Free unused vmemmap associated with HugeTLB pages"
> +	default n
> +	depends on HUGETLB_PAGE
> +	depends on SPARSEMEM_VMEMMAP
> +	depends on HAVE_BOOTMEM_INFO_NODE
> +	help
> +	  There are many struct page structure associated with each HugeTLB
> +	  page. But we only use a few struct page structure. In this case,
> +	  it waste some memory. It is better to free the unused struct page
> +	  structures to buddy system which can save some memory. For
> +	  architectures that support it, say Y here.
> +
> +	  If unsure, say N.
> +

I could be wrong, but I believe the convention is introduce the config
option at the same time code which depends on the option is introduced.
Therefore, it might be better to combine with the next patch.

Also, it looks like most of your development was done on x86.  Should
this option be limited to x86 only for now?
-- 
Mike Kravetz

  parent reply	other threads:[~2020-09-29 23:43 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 48+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-09-15 12:59 [RFC PATCH 00/24] mm/hugetlb: Free some vmemmap pages of hugetlb page Muchun Song
2020-09-15 12:59 ` [RFC PATCH 01/24] mm/memory_hotplug: Move bootmem info registration API to bootmem_info.c Muchun Song
2020-09-29 22:46   ` Mike Kravetz
2020-09-15 12:59 ` [RFC PATCH 02/24] mm/memory_hotplug: Move {get,put}_page_bootmem() " Muchun Song
2020-09-29 23:30   ` Mike Kravetz
2020-09-15 12:59 ` [RFC PATCH 03/24] mm/hugetlb: Introduce a new config HUGETLB_PAGE_FREE_VMEMMAP Muchun Song
2020-09-16  2:13   ` Randy Dunlap
2020-09-29 23:41   ` Mike Kravetz [this message]
2020-09-30  2:56     ` [External] " Muchun Song
2020-09-15 12:59 ` [RFC PATCH 04/24] mm/hugetlb: Register bootmem info when CONFIG_HUGETLB_PAGE_FREE_VMEMMAP Muchun Song
2020-09-15 12:59 ` [RFC PATCH 05/24] mm/hugetlb: Introduce nr_free_vmemmap_pages in the struct hstate Muchun Song
2020-09-30 22:41   ` Mike Kravetz
2020-10-01  2:57     ` [External] " Muchun Song
2020-09-15 12:59 ` [RFC PATCH 06/24] mm/hugetlb: Introduce pgtable allocation/freeing helpers Muchun Song
2020-09-15 12:59 ` [RFC PATCH 07/24] mm/hugetlb: Add freeing unused vmemmap pages support for x86 Muchun Song
2020-09-15 12:59 ` [RFC PATCH 08/24] mm/bootmem_info: Introduce {free,prepare}_vmemmap_page() Muchun Song
2020-09-15 12:59 ` [RFC PATCH 09/24] x86/mm: Introduce VMEMMAP_SIZE/VMEMMAP_END macro Muchun Song
2020-09-15 12:59 ` [RFC PATCH 10/24] mm/hugetlb: Free the vmemmap pages associated with each hugetlb page Muchun Song
2020-09-15 12:59 ` [RFC PATCH 11/24] mm/hugetlb: Add vmemmap_pmd_huge macro for x86 Muchun Song
2020-09-15 12:59 ` [RFC PATCH 12/24] mm/hugetlb: Defer freeing of hugetlb pages Muchun Song
2020-09-15 12:59 ` [RFC PATCH 13/24] mm/hugetlb: Allocate the vmemmap pages associated with each hugetlb page Muchun Song
2020-09-15 12:59 ` [RFC PATCH 14/24] mm/hugetlb: Introduce remap_huge_page_pmd_vmemmap helper Muchun Song
2020-09-15 12:59 ` [RFC PATCH 15/24] mm/hugetlb: Use PG_slab to indicate split pmd Muchun Song
2020-09-15 12:59 ` [RFC PATCH 16/24] mm/hugetlb: Support freeing vmemmap pages of gigantic page Muchun Song
2020-09-15 12:59 ` [RFC PATCH 17/24] mm/hugetlb: Add a BUILD_BUG_ON to check if struct page size is a power of two Muchun Song
2020-09-15 12:59 ` [RFC PATCH 18/24] mm/hugetlb: Clear PageHWPoison on the non-error memory page Muchun Song
2020-09-15 12:59 ` [RFC PATCH 19/24] mm/hugetlb: Flush work when dissolving hugetlb page Muchun Song
2020-09-15 12:59 ` [RFC PATCH 20/24] mm/hugetlb: Add a kernel parameter hugetlb_free_vmemmap Muchun Song
2020-09-16  2:10   ` Randy Dunlap
2020-09-16  2:50     ` [External] " Muchun Song
2020-09-15 12:59 ` [RFC PATCH 21/24] mm/hugetlb: Merge pte to huge pmd only for gigantic page Muchun Song
2020-09-20  9:59   ` Muchun Song
2020-09-15 12:59 ` [RFC PATCH 22/24] mm/hugetlb: Implement vmemmap_pmd_mkhuge macro Muchun Song
2020-09-15 12:59 ` [RFC PATCH 23/24] mm/hugetlb: Gather discrete indexes of tail page Muchun Song
2020-09-15 12:59 ` [RFC PATCH 24/24] mm/hugetlb: Add BUILD_BUG_ON to catch invalid usage of tail struct page Muchun Song
2020-09-15 14:32 ` [RFC PATCH 00/24] mm/hugetlb: Free some vmemmap pages of hugetlb page Matthew Wilcox
2020-09-15 14:53   ` Dave Hansen
2020-09-15 15:28   ` [External] " Muchun Song
2020-09-15 15:42     ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-09-15 17:32       ` Muchun Song
2020-09-15 17:39         ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-09-15 18:03           ` Muchun Song
2020-09-15 18:15             ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-09-16  2:45               ` Muchun Song
2020-09-29 21:58 ` Mike Kravetz
2020-09-30  3:13   ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-10-07 21:12   ` Mike Kravetz
2020-10-09  4:13     ` [External] " Muchun Song

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