ksm: treat unstable nid like in stable tree
authorHugh Dickins <hughd@google.com>
Sat, 23 Feb 2013 00:36:05 +0000 (16:36 -0800)
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Sun, 24 Feb 2013 01:50:23 +0000 (17:50 -0800)
An inconsistency emerged in reviewing the NUMA node changes to KSM: when
meeting a page from the wrong NUMA node in a stable tree, we say that
it's okay for comparisons, but not as a leaf for merging; whereas when
meeting a page from the wrong NUMA node in an unstable tree, we bail out

Now, it might be that a wrong NUMA node in an unstable tree is more
likely to correlate with instablility (different content, with rbnode
now misplaced) than page migration; but even so, we are accustomed to
instablility in the unstable tree.

Without strong evidence for which strategy is generally better, I'd
rather be consistent with what's done in the stable tree: accept a page
from the wrong NUMA node for comparison, but not as a leaf for merging.

Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com>
Cc: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>
Cc: Petr Holasek <pholasek@redhat.com>
Cc: Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com>
Cc: Izik Eidus <izik.eidus@ravellosystems.com>
Cc: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

index c067e8d..c059ca1 100644 (file)
--- a/mm/ksm.c
+++ b/mm/ksm.c
@@ -1342,16 +1342,6 @@ struct rmap_item *unstable_tree_search_insert(struct rmap_item *rmap_item,
                        return NULL;
-               /*
-                * If tree_page has been migrated to another NUMA node, it
-                * will be flushed out and put into the right unstable tree
-                * next time: only merge with it if merge_across_nodes.
-                */
-               if (!ksm_merge_across_nodes && page_to_nid(tree_page) != nid) {
-                       put_page(tree_page);
-                       return NULL;
-               }
                ret = memcmp_pages(page, tree_page);
                parent = *new;
@@ -1361,6 +1351,15 @@ struct rmap_item *unstable_tree_search_insert(struct rmap_item *rmap_item,
                } else if (ret > 0) {
                        new = &parent->rb_right;
+               } else if (!ksm_merge_across_nodes &&
+                          page_to_nid(tree_page) != nid) {
+                       /*
+                        * If tree_page has been migrated to another NUMA node,
+                        * it will be flushed out and put in the right unstable
+                        * tree next time: only merge with it when across_nodes.
+                        */
+                       put_page(tree_page);
+                       return NULL;
                } else {
                        *tree_pagep = tree_page;
                        return tree_rmap_item;