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* [PATCH] mm/damon/core: Avoid fake load reports due to uninterruptible sleeps
@ 2021-11-24 14:52 SeongJae Park
  2021-11-24 21:42 ` Andrew Morton
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 3+ messages in thread
From: SeongJae Park @ 2021-11-24 14:52 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: akpm; +Cc: shakeelb, linux-mm, linux-kernel, SeongJae Park, stable

Because DAMON sleeps in uninterruptible mode, /proc/loadavg reports fake
load while DAMON is turned on, though it is doing nothing.  This can
confuse users[1].  To avoid the case, this commit makes DAMON sleeps in
idle mode.

[1] https://lore.kernel.org/all/11868371.O9o76ZdvQC@natalenko.name/

Fixes: 2224d8485492 ("mm: introduce Data Access MONitor (DAMON)")
Reported-by: Oleksandr Natalenko <oleksandr@natalenko.name>
Signed-off-by: SeongJae Park <sj@kernel.org>
Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org> # 5.15.x
---
I think this needs to be applied on v5.15.y, but this cannot cleanly
applied there as is.  I will back-port this on v5.15.y and post later
once this is merged in the mainline.

 mm/damon/core.c | 21 ++++++++++++++++++---
 1 file changed, 18 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/mm/damon/core.c b/mm/damon/core.c
index daacd9536c7c..7813f47aadc9 100644
--- a/mm/damon/core.c
+++ b/mm/damon/core.c
@@ -12,6 +12,8 @@
 #include <linux/kthread.h>
 #include <linux/mm.h>
 #include <linux/random.h>
+#include <linux/sched.h>
+#include <linux/sched/debug.h>
 #include <linux/slab.h>
 #include <linux/string.h>
 
@@ -976,12 +978,25 @@ static unsigned long damos_wmark_wait_us(struct damos *scheme)
 	return 0;
 }
 
+/* sleep for @usecs in idle mode */
+static void __sched damon_usleep_idle(unsigned long usecs)
+{
+	ktime_t exp = ktime_add_us(ktime_get(), usecs);
+	u64 delta = usecs * NSEC_PER_USEC / 100;	/* allow 1% error */
+
+	for (;;) {
+		__set_current_state(TASK_IDLE);
+		if (!schedule_hrtimeout_range(&exp, delta, HRTIMER_MODE_ABS))
+			break;
+	}
+}
+
 static void kdamond_usleep(unsigned long usecs)
 {
 	if (usecs > 100 * 1000)
-		schedule_timeout_interruptible(usecs_to_jiffies(usecs));
+		schedule_timeout_idle(usecs_to_jiffies(usecs));
 	else
-		usleep_range(usecs, usecs + 1);
+		damon_usleep_idle(usecs);
 }
 
 /* Returns negative error code if it's not activated but should return */
@@ -1036,7 +1051,7 @@ static int kdamond_fn(void *data)
 				ctx->callback.after_sampling(ctx))
 			done = true;
 
-		usleep_range(ctx->sample_interval, ctx->sample_interval + 1);
+		kdamond_usleep(ctx->sample_interval);
 
 		if (ctx->primitive.check_accesses)
 			max_nr_accesses = ctx->primitive.check_accesses(ctx);
-- 
2.17.1


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