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From: Mike Kravetz <mike.kravetz@oracle.com>
To: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: linux-mm@kvack.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	David Hildenbrand <david@redhat.com>,
	Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>,
	Oscar Salvador <osalvador@suse.de>, Zi Yan <ziy@nvidia.com>,
	Muchun Song <songmuchun@bytedance.com>,
	Naoya Horiguchi <naoya.horiguchi@linux.dev>,
	David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 5/8] hugetlb: document the demote sysfs interfaces
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2021 18:04:52 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <a87f3a90-9949-153f-fb97-c5381443a963@oracle.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210816162829.a228c4629b411900702b7f5f@linux-foundation.org>

On 8/16/21 4:28 PM, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Mon, 16 Aug 2021 15:49:50 -0700 Mike Kravetz <mike.kravetz@oracle.com> wrote:
> 
>> Describe demote and demote_size interfaces.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Mike Kravetz <mike.kravetz@oracle.com>
>> ---
>>  Documentation/admin-guide/mm/hugetlbpage.rst | 29 ++++++++++++++++++--
>>  1 file changed, 27 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/Documentation/admin-guide/mm/hugetlbpage.rst b/Documentation/admin-guide/mm/hugetlbpage.rst
>> index 8abaeb144e44..902059a0257b 100644
>> --- a/Documentation/admin-guide/mm/hugetlbpage.rst
>> +++ b/Documentation/admin-guide/mm/hugetlbpage.rst
>> @@ -234,8 +234,12 @@ will exist, of the form::
>>  
>>  	hugepages-${size}kB
>>  
>> -Inside each of these directories, the same set of files will exist::
>> +Inside each of these directories, the set of files contained in ``/proc``
>> +will exist.  In addition, two additional interfaces for demoting huge
>> +pages will exist::
>>  
>> +        demote
>> +        demote_size
>>  	nr_hugepages
>>  	nr_hugepages_mempolicy
>>  	nr_overcommit_hugepages
>> @@ -243,7 +247,28 @@ Inside each of these directories, the same set of files will exist::
>>  	resv_hugepages
>>  	surplus_hugepages
>>  
>> -which function as described above for the default huge page-sized case.
>> +The demote interfaces provide the ability to split a huge page into
>> +smaller huge pages.  For example, the x86 architecture supports both
>> +1GB and 2MB huge pages sizes.  A 1GB huge page can be split into 512
>> +2MB huge pages.  The demote interfaces are:
>> +
>> +demote_size
>> +        is the size of demoted pages.  When a page is demoted a corresponding
>> +        number of huge pages of demote_size will be created.  For huge pages
>> +        of the smallest supported size (2MB on x86), demote_size will be the
>> +        system page size (PAGE_SIZE).  If demote_size is the system page size
>> +        then demoting a page will simply free the huge page.  demote_size is
>> +        a read only interface.
>> +
>> +demote
>> +        is used to demote a number of huge pages.  A user with root privileges
>> +        can write to this file.  It may not be possible to demote the
>> +        requested number of huge pages.  To determine how many pages were
>> +        actually demoted, compare the value of nr_hugepages before and after
>> +        writing to the demote interface.  demote is a write only interface.
>> +
>> +The interfaces which are the same as in ``/proc`` function as described
>> +above for the default huge page-sized case.
> 
> Are these new demote interfaces duplicated in /proc? 
> Documentation/admin-guide/mm/hugetlbpage.rst says "The ``/proc``
> interfaces discussed above have been retained for backwards
> compatibility.", so new interfaces need not appear in /proc?
> 

The new demote interfaces are only in sysfs, they are not /proc.

-- 
Mike Kravetz

  reply	other threads:[~2021-08-17  1:05 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 39+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-08-16 22:49 [PATCH RESEND 0/8] hugetlb: add demote/split page functionality Mike Kravetz
2021-08-16 22:49 ` [PATCH 1/8] hugetlb: add demote hugetlb page sysfs interfaces Mike Kravetz
2021-08-16 22:49 ` [PATCH 2/8] hugetlb: add HPageCma flag and code to free non-gigantic pages in CMA Mike Kravetz
2021-08-16 22:49 ` [PATCH 3/8] hugetlb: add demote bool to gigantic page routines Mike Kravetz
2021-08-16 22:49 ` [PATCH 4/8] hugetlb: add hugetlb demote page support Mike Kravetz
2021-08-16 22:49 ` [PATCH 5/8] hugetlb: document the demote sysfs interfaces Mike Kravetz
2021-08-16 23:28   ` Andrew Morton
2021-08-17  1:04     ` Mike Kravetz [this message]
2021-09-21 13:52   ` Aneesh Kumar K.V
2021-09-21 17:17     ` Mike Kravetz
2021-08-16 22:49 ` [PATCH 6/8] hugetlb: vmemmap optimizations when demoting hugetlb pages Mike Kravetz
2021-08-16 22:49 ` [PATCH 7/8] hugetlb: prepare destroy and prep routines for vmemmap optimized pages Mike Kravetz
2021-08-16 22:49 ` [PATCH 8/8] hugetlb: Optimized demote vmemmap optimizatized pages Mike Kravetz
2021-08-16 23:23 ` [PATCH RESEND 0/8] hugetlb: add demote/split page functionality Andrew Morton
2021-08-17  0:17   ` Mike Kravetz
2021-08-17  0:39     ` Andrew Morton
2021-08-17  0:58       ` Mike Kravetz
2021-08-16 23:27 ` Andrew Morton
2021-08-17  0:46   ` Mike Kravetz
2021-08-17  1:46     ` Andrew Morton
2021-08-17  7:30       ` David Hildenbrand
2021-08-17 16:19         ` Mike Kravetz
2021-08-17 18:49           ` David Hildenbrand
2021-08-24 22:08       ` Mike Kravetz
2021-08-27 17:22         ` Vlastimil Babka
2021-08-27 23:04           ` Mike Kravetz
2021-08-30 10:11             ` Vlastimil Babka
2021-09-02 18:17               ` Mike Kravetz
2021-09-06 14:40                 ` Vlastimil Babka
     [not found]                 ` <20210907085001.3773-1-hdanton@sina.com>
2021-09-08 21:00                   ` Mike Kravetz
2021-09-09 11:54                     ` Michal Hocko
2021-09-09 13:45                       ` Vlastimil Babka
2021-09-09 21:31                         ` Mike Kravetz
2021-09-10  8:20                         ` Michal Hocko
2021-09-11  0:11                           ` Mike Kravetz
2021-09-13 15:50                             ` Michal Hocko
2021-09-15 16:57                               ` Mike Kravetz
2021-09-17 20:44                                 ` Mike Kravetz
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2021-07-21 23:05 [PATCH " Mike Kravetz
2021-07-21 23:05 ` [PATCH 5/8] hugetlb: document the demote sysfs interfaces Mike Kravetz

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