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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 2/3] mm,memory_hotplug: Drop unneeded locking
On Wed 02-06-21 11:14:56, Oscar Salvador wrote:
> Currently, memory-hotplug code takes zone's span_writelock
> and pgdat's resize_lock when resizing the node/zone's spanned
> pages via {move_pfn_range_to_zone(),remove_pfn_range_from_zone()}
> and when resizing node and zone's present pages via
> adjust_present_page_count().
>
> These locks are also taken during the initialization of the system
> at boot time, where it protects parallel struct page initialization,
> but they should not really be needed in memory-hotplug where all
> operations are a) synchronized on device level and b) serialized by
> the mem_hotplug_lock lock.
>
> Given that there are no users of span_seqlock, rip out all related
> functions.
>
> Signed-off-by: Oscar Salvador <osalvador@suse.de>

Yes, I like this much! The sequence lock is just dubious unless I am
missing something and the resize lock doesn't seem to be serving
any purpose anymore. I haven't checked whether it used to at some point
in time.

Acked-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>

> ---
> include/linux/memory_hotplug.h | 35 -----------------------------------
> include/linux/mmzone.h | 23 +++++------------------
> mm/memory_hotplug.c | 16 +---------------
> mm/page_alloc.c | 1 -
> 4 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 69 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/include/linux/memory_hotplug.h b/include/linux/memory_hotplug.h
> index 28f32fd00fe9..0d837ce6ec11 100644
> --- a/include/linux/memory_hotplug.h
> +++ b/include/linux/memory_hotplug.h
> @@ -79,31 +79,7 @@ struct range mhp_get_pluggable_range(bool need_mapping);
>
> /*
> * Zone resizing functions
> - *
> - * Note: any attempt to resize a zone should has pgdat_resize_lock()
> - * zone_span_writelock() both held. This ensure the size of a zone
> - * can't be changed while pgdat_resize_lock() held.
> */
> -static inline unsigned zone_span_seqbegin(struct zone *zone)
> -{
> - return read_seqbegin(&zone->span_seqlock);
> -}
> -static inline int zone_span_seqretry(struct zone *zone, unsigned iv)
> -{
> - return read_seqretry(&zone->span_seqlock, iv);
> -}
> -static inline void zone_span_writelock(struct zone *zone)
> -{
> - write_seqlock(&zone->span_seqlock);
> -}
> -static inline void zone_span_writeunlock(struct zone *zone)
> -{
> - write_sequnlock(&zone->span_seqlock);
> -}
> -static inline void zone_seqlock_init(struct zone *zone)
> -{
> - seqlock_init(&zone->span_seqlock);
> -}
> extern int zone_grow_free_lists(struct zone *zone, unsigned long new_nr_pages);
> extern int zone_grow_waitqueues(struct zone *zone, unsigned long nr_pages);
> extern int add_one_highpage(struct page *page, int pfn, int bad_ppro);
> @@ -248,17 +224,6 @@ void mem_hotplug_done(void);
> ___page; \
> })
>
> -static inline unsigned zone_span_seqbegin(struct zone *zone)
> -{
> - return 0;
> -}
> -static inline int zone_span_seqretry(struct zone *zone, unsigned iv)
> -{
> - return 0;
> -}
> -static inline void zone_span_writelock(struct zone *zone) {}
> -static inline void zone_span_writeunlock(struct zone *zone) {}
> -static inline void zone_seqlock_init(struct zone *zone) {}
>
> static inline void register_page_bootmem_info_node(struct pglist_data *pgdat)
> {
> diff --git a/include/linux/mmzone.h b/include/linux/mmzone.h
> index 0d53eba1c383..29cd230a383c 100644
> --- a/include/linux/mmzone.h
> +++ b/include/linux/mmzone.h
> @@ -13,7 +13,6 @@
> #include <linux/threads.h>
> #include <linux/numa.h>
> #include <linux/init.h>
> -#include <linux/seqlock.h>
> #include <linux/nodemask.h>
> #include <linux/pageblock-flags.h>
> #include <linux/page-flags-layout.h>
> @@ -528,18 +527,11 @@ struct zone {
> *
> * Locking rules:
> *
> - * zone_start_pfn and spanned_pages are protected by span_seqlock.
> - * It is a seqlock because it has to be read outside of zone->lock,
> - * and it is done in the main allocator path. But, it is written
> - * quite infrequently.
> - *
> - * The span_seq lock is declared along with zone->lock because it is
> - * frequently read in proximity to zone->lock. It's good to
> - * give them a chance of being in the same cacheline.
> - *
> - * Write access to present_pages at runtime should be protected by
> - * mem_hotplug_begin/end(). Any reader who can't tolerant drift of
> - * present_pages should get_online_mems() to get a stable value.
> + * Besides system initialization functions, memory-hotplug is the only
> + * user that can change zone's {spanned,present} pages at runtime, and
> + * it does so by holding the mem_hotplug_lock lock. Any readers who
> + * can't tolerate drift values should use {get,put}_online_mems to get
> + * a stable value.
> */
> atomic_long_t managed_pages;
> unsigned long spanned_pages;
> @@ -559,11 +551,6 @@ struct zone {
> unsigned long nr_isolate_pageblock;
> #endif
>
> -#ifdef CONFIG_MEMORY_HOTPLUG
> - /* see spanned/present_pages for more description */
> - seqlock_t span_seqlock;
> -#endif
> -
> int initialized;
>
> /* Write-intensive fields used from the page allocator */
> diff --git a/mm/memory_hotplug.c b/mm/memory_hotplug.c
> index 70620d0dd923..62d5dc2c01de 100644
> --- a/mm/memory_hotplug.c
> +++ b/mm/memory_hotplug.c
> @@ -445,7 +445,6 @@ static void shrink_zone_span(struct zone *zone, unsigned long start_pfn,
> unsigned long pfn;
> int nid = zone_to_nid(zone);
>
> - zone_span_writelock(zone);
> if (zone->zone_start_pfn == start_pfn) {
> /*
> * If the section is smallest section in the zone, it need
> @@ -478,7 +477,6 @@ static void shrink_zone_span(struct zone *zone, unsigned long start_pfn,
> zone->spanned_pages = 0;
> }
> }
> - zone_span_writeunlock(zone);
> }
>
> static void update_pgdat_span(struct pglist_data *pgdat)
> @@ -515,7 +513,7 @@ void __ref remove_pfn_range_from_zone(struct zone *zone,
> {
> const unsigned long end_pfn = start_pfn + nr_pages;
> struct pglist_data *pgdat = zone->zone_pgdat;
> - unsigned long pfn, cur_nr_pages, flags;
> + unsigned long pfn, cur_nr_pages;
>
> /* Poison struct pages because they are now uninitialized again. */
> for (pfn = start_pfn; pfn < end_pfn; pfn += cur_nr_pages) {
> @@ -540,10 +538,8 @@ void __ref remove_pfn_range_from_zone(struct zone *zone,
>
> clear_zone_contiguous(zone);
>
> - pgdat_resize_lock(zone->zone_pgdat, &flags);
> shrink_zone_span(zone, start_pfn, start_pfn + nr_pages);
> update_pgdat_span(pgdat);
> - pgdat_resize_unlock(zone->zone_pgdat, &flags);
>
> set_zone_contiguous(zone);
> }
> @@ -750,19 +746,13 @@ void __ref move_pfn_range_to_zone(struct zone *zone, unsigned long start_pfn,
> {
> struct pglist_data *pgdat = zone->zone_pgdat;
> int nid = pgdat->node_id;
> - unsigned long flags;
>
> clear_zone_contiguous(zone);
>
> - /* TODO Huh pgdat is irqsave while zone is not. It used to be like that before */
> - pgdat_resize_lock(pgdat, &flags);
> - zone_span_writelock(zone);
> if (zone_is_empty(zone))
> init_currently_empty_zone(zone, start_pfn, nr_pages);
> resize_zone_range(zone, start_pfn, nr_pages);
> - zone_span_writeunlock(zone);
> resize_pgdat_range(pgdat, start_pfn, nr_pages);
> - pgdat_resize_unlock(pgdat, &flags);
>
> /*
> * Subsection population requires care in pfn_to_online_page().
> @@ -852,12 +842,8 @@ struct zone *zone_for_pfn_range(int online_type, int nid, unsigned start_pfn,
> */
> void adjust_present_page_count(struct zone *zone, long nr_pages)
> {
> - unsigned long flags;
> -
> zone->present_pages += nr_pages;
> - pgdat_resize_lock(zone->zone_pgdat, &flags);
> zone->zone_pgdat->node_present_pages += nr_pages;
> - pgdat_resize_unlock(zone->zone_pgdat, &flags);
> }
>
> int mhp_init_memmap_on_memory(unsigned long pfn, unsigned long nr_pages,
> diff --git a/mm/page_alloc.c b/mm/page_alloc.c
> index 296cb00802b4..27483245384c 100644
> --- a/mm/page_alloc.c
> +++ b/mm/page_alloc.c
> @@ -7156,7 +7156,6 @@ static void __meminit zone_init_internals(struct zone *zone, enum zone_type idx,
> zone->name = zone_names[idx];
> zone->zone_pgdat = NODE_DATA(nid);
> spin_lock_init(&zone->lock);
> - zone_seqlock_init(zone);
> zone_pcp_init(zone);
> }
>
> --
> 2.16.3

--
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs

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