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From: Yafang Shao <laoar.shao@gmail.com>
To: david@fromorbit.com, hch@infradead.org, darrick.wong@oracle.com,
	willy@infradead.org, mhocko@kernel.org,
	akpm@linux-foundation.org
Cc: linux-xfs@vger.kernel.org, linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-mm@kvack.org, Yafang Shao <laoar.shao@gmail.com>
Subject: [PATCH v7 1/2] mm: Add become_kswapd and restore_kswapd
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2020 09:34:43 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20200827013444.24270-2-laoar.shao@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200827013444.24270-1-laoar.shao@gmail.com>

From: "Matthew Wilcox (Oracle)" <willy@infradead.org>

Since XFS needs to pretend to be kswapd in some of its worker threads,
create methods to save & restore kswapd state.  Don't bother restoring
kswapd state in kswapd -- the only time we reach this code is when we're
exiting and the task_struct is about to be destroyed anyway.

Cc: Dave Chinner <david@fromorbit.com>
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>
Cc: Darrick J. Wong <darrick.wong@oracle.com>
Cc: Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org>
Acked-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
Signed-off-by: Matthew Wilcox (Oracle) <willy@infradead.org>
Signed-off-by: Yafang Shao <laoar.shao@gmail.com>
---
 fs/xfs/libxfs/xfs_btree.c | 14 ++++++++------
 include/linux/sched/mm.h  | 23 +++++++++++++++++++++++
 mm/vmscan.c               | 16 +---------------
 3 files changed, 32 insertions(+), 21 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/xfs/libxfs/xfs_btree.c b/fs/xfs/libxfs/xfs_btree.c
index 2d25bab68764..a04a44238aab 100644
--- a/fs/xfs/libxfs/xfs_btree.c
+++ b/fs/xfs/libxfs/xfs_btree.c
@@ -2813,8 +2813,9 @@ xfs_btree_split_worker(
 {
 	struct xfs_btree_split_args	*args = container_of(work,
 						struct xfs_btree_split_args, work);
+	bool			is_kswapd = args->kswapd;
 	unsigned long		pflags;
-	unsigned long		new_pflags = PF_MEMALLOC_NOFS;
+	int			memalloc_nofs;
 
 	/*
 	 * we are in a transaction context here, but may also be doing work
@@ -2822,16 +2823,17 @@ xfs_btree_split_worker(
 	 * temporarily to ensure that we don't block waiting for memory reclaim
 	 * in any way.
 	 */
-	if (args->kswapd)
-		new_pflags |= PF_MEMALLOC | PF_SWAPWRITE | PF_KSWAPD;
-
-	current_set_flags_nested(&pflags, new_pflags);
+	if (is_kswapd)
+		pflags = become_kswapd();
+	memalloc_nofs = memalloc_nofs_save();
 
 	args->result = __xfs_btree_split(args->cur, args->level, args->ptrp,
 					 args->key, args->curp, args->stat);
 	complete(args->done);
 
-	current_restore_flags_nested(&pflags, new_pflags);
+	memalloc_nofs_restore(memalloc_nofs);
+	if (is_kswapd)
+		restore_kswapd(pflags);
 }
 
 /*
diff --git a/include/linux/sched/mm.h b/include/linux/sched/mm.h
index f889e332912f..b38fdcb977a4 100644
--- a/include/linux/sched/mm.h
+++ b/include/linux/sched/mm.h
@@ -303,6 +303,29 @@ static inline void memalloc_nocma_restore(unsigned int flags)
 }
 #endif
 
+/*
+ * Tell the memory management code that this thread is working on behalf
+ * of background memory reclaim (like kswapd).  That means that it will
+ * get access to memory reserves should it need to allocate memory in
+ * order to make forward progress.  With this great power comes great
+ * responsibility to not exhaust those reserves.
+ */
+#define KSWAPD_PF_FLAGS		(PF_MEMALLOC | PF_SWAPWRITE | PF_KSWAPD)
+
+static inline unsigned long become_kswapd(void)
+{
+	unsigned long flags = current->flags & KSWAPD_PF_FLAGS;
+
+	current->flags |= KSWAPD_PF_FLAGS;
+
+	return flags;
+}
+
+static inline void restore_kswapd(unsigned long flags)
+{
+	current->flags &= ~(flags ^ KSWAPD_PF_FLAGS);
+}
+
 #ifdef CONFIG_MEMCG
 /**
  * memalloc_use_memcg - Starts the remote memcg charging scope.
diff --git a/mm/vmscan.c b/mm/vmscan.c
index 99e1796eb833..3a2615bfde35 100644
--- a/mm/vmscan.c
+++ b/mm/vmscan.c
@@ -3859,19 +3859,7 @@ static int kswapd(void *p)
 	if (!cpumask_empty(cpumask))
 		set_cpus_allowed_ptr(tsk, cpumask);
 
-	/*
-	 * Tell the memory management that we're a "memory allocator",
-	 * and that if we need more memory we should get access to it
-	 * regardless (see "__alloc_pages()"). "kswapd" should
-	 * never get caught in the normal page freeing logic.
-	 *
-	 * (Kswapd normally doesn't need memory anyway, but sometimes
-	 * you need a small amount of memory in order to be able to
-	 * page out something else, and this flag essentially protects
-	 * us from recursively trying to free more memory as we're
-	 * trying to free the first piece of memory in the first place).
-	 */
-	tsk->flags |= PF_MEMALLOC | PF_SWAPWRITE | PF_KSWAPD;
+	become_kswapd();
 	set_freezable();
 
 	WRITE_ONCE(pgdat->kswapd_order, 0);
@@ -3921,8 +3909,6 @@ static int kswapd(void *p)
 			goto kswapd_try_sleep;
 	}
 
-	tsk->flags &= ~(PF_MEMALLOC | PF_SWAPWRITE | PF_KSWAPD);
-
 	return 0;
 }
 
-- 
2.18.4


  reply	other threads:[~2020-08-27  1:35 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-27  1:34 [PATCH v7 0/2] avoid xfs transaction reservation recursion Yafang Shao
2020-08-27  1:34 ` Yafang Shao [this message]
2020-08-27  1:34 ` [PATCH v7 2/2] xfs: avoid " Yafang Shao
2020-08-27  1:58   ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-08-27  2:13     ` Yafang Shao
2020-08-27  2:42       ` Dave Chinner
2020-08-27  2:59         ` Yafang Shao

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