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* [PATCH] mm: make mem_map allocation continuous.
@ 2008-03-11  6:22 Yinghai Lu
  2008-03-11  8:14 ` Ingo Molnar
  2008-03-11  8:18 ` Ingo Molnar
  0 siblings, 2 replies; 6+ messages in thread
From: Yinghai Lu @ 2008-03-11  6:22 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Andrew Morton, Ingo Molnar, Christoph Lameter; +Cc: kernel list

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[PATCH] mm: make mem_map allocation continuous.

vmemmap allocation current got
 [ffffe20000000000-ffffe200001fffff] PMD ->ffff810001400000 on node 0
 [ffffe20000200000-ffffe200003fffff] PMD ->ffff810001800000 on node 0
 [ffffe20000400000-ffffe200005fffff] PMD ->ffff810001c00000 on node 0
 [ffffe20000600000-ffffe200007fffff] PMD ->ffff810002000000 on node 0
 [ffffe20000800000-ffffe200009fffff] PMD ->ffff810002400000 on node 0
...

there is 2M hole between them.

the rootcause is that usemap (24 bytes) will be allocated after every 2M
mem_map. and it will push next vmemmap (2M) to next align (2M).

solution:
try to allocate mem_map continously.

after patch, will get
 [ffffe20000000000-ffffe200001fffff] PMD ->ffff810001400000 on node 0
 [ffffe20000200000-ffffe200003fffff] PMD ->ffff810001600000 on node 0
 [ffffe20000400000-ffffe200005fffff] PMD ->ffff810001800000 on node 0
 [ffffe20000600000-ffffe200007fffff] PMD ->ffff810001a00000 on node 0
 [ffffe20000800000-ffffe200009fffff] PMD ->ffff810001c00000 on node 0
...
and usemap will share in page because of they are allocated continuously too.
sparse_early_usemap_alloc: usemap = ffff810024e00000 size = 24
sparse_early_usemap_alloc: usemap = ffff810024e00080 size = 24
sparse_early_usemap_alloc: usemap = ffff810024e00100 size = 24
sparse_early_usemap_alloc: usemap = ffff810024e00180 size = 24
...

so we make the bootmem allocation more compact and use less memory for usemap.

Signed-off-by: Yinghai Lu <yhlu.kernel@gmail.com>

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Index: linux-2.6/mm/sparse.c
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.orig/mm/sparse.c
+++ linux-2.6/mm/sparse.c
@@ -244,6 +244,7 @@ static unsigned long *__init sparse_earl
 	int nid = sparse_early_nid(ms);
 
 	usemap = alloc_bootmem_node(NODE_DATA(nid), usemap_size());
+	printk(KERN_INFO "sparse_early_usemap_alloc: usemap = %p size = %ld\n", usemap, usemap_size());
 	if (usemap)
 		return usemap;
 
@@ -285,6 +286,8 @@ struct page __init *sparse_early_mem_map
 	return NULL;
 }
 
+/* section_map pointer array is 64k */
+static __initdata struct page *section_map[NR_MEM_SECTIONS];
 /*
  * Allocate the accumulated non-linear sections, allocate a mem_map
  * for each and record the physical to section mapping.
@@ -295,14 +298,29 @@ void __init sparse_init(void)
 	struct page *map;
 	unsigned long *usemap;
 
+	/*
+	 * map is using big page (aka 2M in x86 64 bit)
+	 * usemap is less one page (aka 24 bytes)
+	 * so alloc 2M (with 2M align) and 24 bytes in turn will
+	 * make next 2M slip to one more 2M later.
+	 * then in big system, the memmory will have a lot hole...
+	 * here try to allocate 2M pages continously.
+	 */
 	for (pnum = 0; pnum < NR_MEM_SECTIONS; pnum++) {
 		if (!present_section_nr(pnum))
 			continue;
+		section_map[pnum] = sparse_early_mem_map_alloc(pnum);
+	}
 
-		map = sparse_early_mem_map_alloc(pnum);
-		if (!map)
+
+	for (pnum = 0; pnum < NR_MEM_SECTIONS; pnum++) {
+		if (!present_section_nr(pnum))
 			continue;
 
+		map = section_map[pnum];
+		if (!map)
+			 continue;
+
 		usemap = sparse_early_usemap_alloc(pnum);
 		if (!usemap)
 			continue;

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