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authorJohannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>2017-05-03 14:55:03 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2017-05-03 15:52:11 -0700
commit2a2e48854d704214dac7546e87ae0e4daa0e61a0 (patch)
treea3b999e7be0b2495c9602348eda500a9908ae822 /mm
parent20ac28933c49433e0f064314de3618129b54a22e (diff)
mm: vmscan: fix IO/refault regression in cache workingset transition
Since commit 59dc76b0d4df ("mm: vmscan: reduce size of inactive file list") we noticed bigger IO spikes during changes in cache access patterns. The patch in question shrunk the inactive list size to leave more room for the current workingset in the presence of streaming IO. However, workingset transitions that previously happened on the inactive list are now pushed out of memory and incur more refaults to complete. This patch disables active list protection when refaults are being observed. This accelerates workingset transitions, and allows more of the new set to establish itself from memory, without eating into the ability to protect the established workingset during stable periods. The workloads that were measurably affected for us were hit pretty bad by it, with refault/majfault rates doubling and tripling during cache transitions, and the machines sustaining half-hour periods of 100% IO utilization, where they'd previously have sub-minute peaks at 60-90%. Stateful services that handle user data tend to be more conservative with kernel upgrades. As a result we hit most page cache issues with some delay, as was the case here. The severity seemed to warrant a stable tag. Fixes: 59dc76b0d4df ("mm: vmscan: reduce size of inactive file list") Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20170404220052.27593-1-hannes@cmpxchg.org Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org> Cc: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com> Cc: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de> Cc: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com> Cc: Vladimir Davydov <vdavydov.dev@gmail.com> Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org> [4.7+] Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'mm')
-rw-r--r--mm/memcontrol.c24
-rw-r--r--mm/vmscan.c94
-rw-r--r--mm/workingset.c7
3 files changed, 87 insertions, 38 deletions
diff --git a/mm/memcontrol.c b/mm/memcontrol.c
index 490d5b4676c1..108d5b097db1 100644
--- a/mm/memcontrol.c
+++ b/mm/memcontrol.c
@@ -569,23 +569,6 @@ mem_cgroup_largest_soft_limit_node(struct mem_cgroup_tree_per_node *mctz)
* common workload, threshold and synchronization as vmstat[] should be
* implemented.
*/
-static unsigned long
-mem_cgroup_read_stat(struct mem_cgroup *memcg, enum mem_cgroup_stat_index idx)
-{
- long val = 0;
- int cpu;
-
- /* Per-cpu values can be negative, use a signed accumulator */
- for_each_possible_cpu(cpu)
- val += per_cpu(memcg->stat->count[idx], cpu);
- /*
- * Summing races with updates, so val may be negative. Avoid exposing
- * transient negative values.
- */
- if (val < 0)
- val = 0;
- return val;
-}
static unsigned long mem_cgroup_read_events(struct mem_cgroup *memcg,
enum mem_cgroup_events_index idx)
@@ -5244,6 +5227,13 @@ static int memory_stat_show(struct seq_file *m, void *v)
seq_printf(m, "pgmajfault %lu\n",
events[MEM_CGROUP_EVENTS_PGMAJFAULT]);
+ seq_printf(m, "workingset_refault %lu\n",
+ stat[MEMCG_WORKINGSET_REFAULT]);
+ seq_printf(m, "workingset_activate %lu\n",
+ stat[MEMCG_WORKINGSET_ACTIVATE]);
+ seq_printf(m, "workingset_nodereclaim %lu\n",
+ stat[MEMCG_WORKINGSET_NODERECLAIM]);
+
return 0;
}
diff --git a/mm/vmscan.c b/mm/vmscan.c
index 7a30150b4dee..e8cb983a8c84 100644
--- a/mm/vmscan.c
+++ b/mm/vmscan.c
@@ -2006,6 +2006,8 @@ static void shrink_active_list(unsigned long nr_to_scan,
* Both inactive lists should also be large enough that each inactive
* page has a chance to be referenced again before it is reclaimed.
*
+ * If that fails and refaulting is observed, the inactive list grows.
+ *
* The inactive_ratio is the target ratio of ACTIVE to INACTIVE pages
* on this LRU, maintained by the pageout code. A zone->inactive_ratio
* of 3 means 3:1 or 25% of the pages are kept on the inactive list.
@@ -2022,12 +2024,15 @@ static void shrink_active_list(unsigned long nr_to_scan,
* 10TB 320 32GB
*/
static bool inactive_list_is_low(struct lruvec *lruvec, bool file,
- struct scan_control *sc, bool trace)
+ struct mem_cgroup *memcg,
+ struct scan_control *sc, bool actual_reclaim)
{
- unsigned long inactive_ratio;
- unsigned long inactive, active;
- enum lru_list inactive_lru = file * LRU_FILE;
enum lru_list active_lru = file * LRU_FILE + LRU_ACTIVE;
+ struct pglist_data *pgdat = lruvec_pgdat(lruvec);
+ enum lru_list inactive_lru = file * LRU_FILE;
+ unsigned long inactive, active;
+ unsigned long inactive_ratio;
+ unsigned long refaults;
unsigned long gb;
/*
@@ -2040,27 +2045,43 @@ static bool inactive_list_is_low(struct lruvec *lruvec, bool file,
inactive = lruvec_lru_size(lruvec, inactive_lru, sc->reclaim_idx);
active = lruvec_lru_size(lruvec, active_lru, sc->reclaim_idx);
- gb = (inactive + active) >> (30 - PAGE_SHIFT);
- if (gb)
- inactive_ratio = int_sqrt(10 * gb);
+ if (memcg)
+ refaults = mem_cgroup_read_stat(memcg,
+ MEMCG_WORKINGSET_ACTIVATE);
else
- inactive_ratio = 1;
+ refaults = node_page_state(pgdat, WORKINGSET_ACTIVATE);
+
+ /*
+ * When refaults are being observed, it means a new workingset
+ * is being established. Disable active list protection to get
+ * rid of the stale workingset quickly.
+ */
+ if (file && actual_reclaim && lruvec->refaults != refaults) {
+ inactive_ratio = 0;
+ } else {
+ gb = (inactive + active) >> (30 - PAGE_SHIFT);
+ if (gb)
+ inactive_ratio = int_sqrt(10 * gb);
+ else
+ inactive_ratio = 1;
+ }
- if (trace)
- trace_mm_vmscan_inactive_list_is_low(lruvec_pgdat(lruvec)->node_id,
- sc->reclaim_idx,
- lruvec_lru_size(lruvec, inactive_lru, MAX_NR_ZONES), inactive,
- lruvec_lru_size(lruvec, active_lru, MAX_NR_ZONES), active,
- inactive_ratio, file);
+ if (actual_reclaim)
+ trace_mm_vmscan_inactive_list_is_low(pgdat->node_id, sc->reclaim_idx,
+ lruvec_lru_size(lruvec, inactive_lru, MAX_NR_ZONES), inactive,
+ lruvec_lru_size(lruvec, active_lru, MAX_NR_ZONES), active,
+ inactive_ratio, file);
return inactive * inactive_ratio < active;
}
static unsigned long shrink_list(enum lru_list lru, unsigned long nr_to_scan,
- struct lruvec *lruvec, struct scan_control *sc)
+ struct lruvec *lruvec, struct mem_cgroup *memcg,
+ struct scan_control *sc)
{
if (is_active_lru(lru)) {
- if (inactive_list_is_low(lruvec, is_file_lru(lru), sc, true))
+ if (inactive_list_is_low(lruvec, is_file_lru(lru),
+ memcg, sc, true))
shrink_active_list(nr_to_scan, lruvec, sc, lru);
return 0;
}
@@ -2169,7 +2190,7 @@ static void get_scan_count(struct lruvec *lruvec, struct mem_cgroup *memcg,
* lruvec even if it has plenty of old anonymous pages unless the
* system is under heavy pressure.
*/
- if (!inactive_list_is_low(lruvec, true, sc, false) &&
+ if (!inactive_list_is_low(lruvec, true, memcg, sc, false) &&
lruvec_lru_size(lruvec, LRU_INACTIVE_FILE, sc->reclaim_idx) >> sc->priority) {
scan_balance = SCAN_FILE;
goto out;
@@ -2320,7 +2341,7 @@ static void shrink_node_memcg(struct pglist_data *pgdat, struct mem_cgroup *memc
nr[lru] -= nr_to_scan;
nr_reclaimed += shrink_list(lru, nr_to_scan,
- lruvec, sc);
+ lruvec, memcg, sc);
}
}
@@ -2387,7 +2408,7 @@ static void shrink_node_memcg(struct pglist_data *pgdat, struct mem_cgroup *memc
* Even if we did not try to evict anon pages at all, we want to
* rebalance the anon lru active/inactive ratio.
*/
- if (inactive_list_is_low(lruvec, false, sc, true))
+ if (inactive_list_is_low(lruvec, false, memcg, sc, true))
shrink_active_list(SWAP_CLUSTER_MAX, lruvec,
sc, LRU_ACTIVE_ANON);
}
@@ -2703,6 +2724,26 @@ static void shrink_zones(struct zonelist *zonelist, struct scan_control *sc)
sc->gfp_mask = orig_mask;
}
+static void snapshot_refaults(struct mem_cgroup *root_memcg, pg_data_t *pgdat)
+{
+ struct mem_cgroup *memcg;
+
+ memcg = mem_cgroup_iter(root_memcg, NULL, NULL);
+ do {
+ unsigned long refaults;
+ struct lruvec *lruvec;
+
+ if (memcg)
+ refaults = mem_cgroup_read_stat(memcg,
+ MEMCG_WORKINGSET_ACTIVATE);
+ else
+ refaults = node_page_state(pgdat, WORKINGSET_ACTIVATE);
+
+ lruvec = mem_cgroup_lruvec(pgdat, memcg);
+ lruvec->refaults = refaults;
+ } while ((memcg = mem_cgroup_iter(root_memcg, memcg, NULL)));
+}
+
/*
* This is the main entry point to direct page reclaim.
*
@@ -2723,6 +2764,9 @@ static unsigned long do_try_to_free_pages(struct zonelist *zonelist,
struct scan_control *sc)
{
int initial_priority = sc->priority;
+ pg_data_t *last_pgdat;
+ struct zoneref *z;
+ struct zone *zone;
retry:
delayacct_freepages_start();
@@ -2749,6 +2793,15 @@ retry:
sc->may_writepage = 1;
} while (--sc->priority >= 0);
+ last_pgdat = NULL;
+ for_each_zone_zonelist_nodemask(zone, z, zonelist, sc->reclaim_idx,
+ sc->nodemask) {
+ if (zone->zone_pgdat == last_pgdat)
+ continue;
+ last_pgdat = zone->zone_pgdat;
+ snapshot_refaults(sc->target_mem_cgroup, zone->zone_pgdat);
+ }
+
delayacct_freepages_end();
if (sc->nr_reclaimed)
@@ -3033,7 +3086,7 @@ static void age_active_anon(struct pglist_data *pgdat,
do {
struct lruvec *lruvec = mem_cgroup_lruvec(pgdat, memcg);
- if (inactive_list_is_low(lruvec, false, sc, true))
+ if (inactive_list_is_low(lruvec, false, memcg, sc, true))
shrink_active_list(SWAP_CLUSTER_MAX, lruvec,
sc, LRU_ACTIVE_ANON);
@@ -3280,6 +3333,7 @@ static int balance_pgdat(pg_data_t *pgdat, int order, int classzone_idx)
pgdat->kswapd_failures++;
out:
+ snapshot_refaults(NULL, pgdat);
/*
* Return the order kswapd stopped reclaiming at as
* prepare_kswapd_sleep() takes it into account. If another caller
diff --git a/mm/workingset.c b/mm/workingset.c
index eda05c71fa49..51c6f61d4cea 100644
--- a/mm/workingset.c
+++ b/mm/workingset.c
@@ -269,7 +269,6 @@ bool workingset_refault(void *shadow)
lruvec = mem_cgroup_lruvec(pgdat, memcg);
refault = atomic_long_read(&lruvec->inactive_age);
active_file = lruvec_lru_size(lruvec, LRU_ACTIVE_FILE, MAX_NR_ZONES);
- rcu_read_unlock();
/*
* The unsigned subtraction here gives an accurate distance
@@ -290,11 +289,15 @@ bool workingset_refault(void *shadow)
refault_distance = (refault - eviction) & EVICTION_MASK;
inc_node_state(pgdat, WORKINGSET_REFAULT);
+ mem_cgroup_inc_stat(memcg, MEMCG_WORKINGSET_REFAULT);
if (refault_distance <= active_file) {
inc_node_state(pgdat, WORKINGSET_ACTIVATE);
+ mem_cgroup_inc_stat(memcg, MEMCG_WORKINGSET_ACTIVATE);
+ rcu_read_unlock();
return true;
}
+ rcu_read_unlock();
return false;
}
@@ -472,6 +475,8 @@ static enum lru_status shadow_lru_isolate(struct list_head *item,
if (WARN_ON_ONCE(node->exceptional))
goto out_invalid;
inc_node_state(page_pgdat(virt_to_page(node)), WORKINGSET_NODERECLAIM);
+ mem_cgroup_inc_page_stat(virt_to_page(node),
+ MEMCG_WORKINGSET_NODERECLAIM);
__radix_tree_delete_node(&mapping->page_tree, node,
workingset_update_node, mapping);