]> git.openfabrics.org - ~shefty/rdma-dev.git/commitdiff
mm: vmscan: fix endless loop in kswapd balancing
authorJohannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>
Thu, 29 Nov 2012 21:54:23 +0000 (13:54 -0800)
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Fri, 30 Nov 2012 16:51:17 +0000 (08:51 -0800)
Kswapd does not in all places have the same criteria for a balanced
zone.  Zones are only being reclaimed when their high watermark is
breached, but compaction checks loop over the zonelist again when the
zone does not meet the low watermark plus two times the size of the
allocation.  This gets kswapd stuck in an endless loop over a small
zone, like the DMA zone, where the high watermark is smaller than the
compaction requirement.

Add a function, zone_balanced(), that checks the watermark, and, for
higher order allocations, if compaction has enough free memory.  Then
use it uniformly to check for balanced zones.

This makes sure that when the compaction watermark is not met, at least
reclaim happens and progress is made - or the zone is declared
unreclaimable at some point and skipped entirely.

Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>
Reported-by: George Spelvin <linux@horizon.com>
Reported-by: Johannes Hirte <johannes.hirte@fem.tu-ilmenau.de>
Reported-by: Tomas Racek <tracek@redhat.com>
Tested-by: Johannes Hirte <johannes.hirte@fem.tu-ilmenau.de>
Reviewed-by: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>
Cc: Mel Gorman <mel@csn.ul.ie>
Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
mm/vmscan.c

index cbf84e152f043c82b15d754a9f8c2c4c50866488..83f4d0e85601e6c1685f0e822e2e516698460b05 100644 (file)
@@ -2414,6 +2414,19 @@ static void age_active_anon(struct zone *zone, struct scan_control *sc)
        } while (memcg);
 }
 
+static bool zone_balanced(struct zone *zone, int order,
+                         unsigned long balance_gap, int classzone_idx)
+{
+       if (!zone_watermark_ok_safe(zone, order, high_wmark_pages(zone) +
+                                   balance_gap, classzone_idx, 0))
+               return false;
+
+       if (COMPACTION_BUILD && order && !compaction_suitable(zone, order))
+               return false;
+
+       return true;
+}
+
 /*
  * pgdat_balanced is used when checking if a node is balanced for high-order
  * allocations. Only zones that meet watermarks and are in a zone allowed
@@ -2492,8 +2505,7 @@ static bool prepare_kswapd_sleep(pg_data_t *pgdat, int order, long remaining,
                        continue;
                }
 
-               if (!zone_watermark_ok_safe(zone, order, high_wmark_pages(zone),
-                                                       i, 0))
+               if (!zone_balanced(zone, order, 0, i))
                        all_zones_ok = false;
                else
                        balanced += zone->present_pages;
@@ -2602,8 +2614,7 @@ loop_again:
                                break;
                        }
 
-                       if (!zone_watermark_ok_safe(zone, order,
-                                       high_wmark_pages(zone), 0, 0)) {
+                       if (!zone_balanced(zone, order, 0, 0)) {
                                end_zone = i;
                                break;
                        } else {
@@ -2679,9 +2690,8 @@ loop_again:
                                testorder = 0;
 
                        if ((buffer_heads_over_limit && is_highmem_idx(i)) ||
-                                   !zone_watermark_ok_safe(zone, testorder,
-                                       high_wmark_pages(zone) + balance_gap,
-                                       end_zone, 0)) {
+                           !zone_balanced(zone, testorder,
+                                          balance_gap, end_zone)) {
                                shrink_zone(zone, &sc);
 
                                reclaim_state->reclaimed_slab = 0;
@@ -2708,8 +2718,7 @@ loop_again:
                                continue;
                        }
 
-                       if (!zone_watermark_ok_safe(zone, testorder,
-                                       high_wmark_pages(zone), end_zone, 0)) {
+                       if (!zone_balanced(zone, testorder, 0, end_zone)) {
                                all_zones_ok = 0;
                                /*
                                 * We are still under min water mark.  This