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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 2/9] mm/demotion: Expose per node memory tier to sysfs
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On 6/8/22 9:36 PM, Tim Chen wrote:
> On Wed, 2022-06-08 at 10:25 +0530, Aneesh Kumar K V wrote:
>> On 6/8/22 1:45 AM, Tim Chen wrote:
>>> On Fri, 2022-06-03 at 19:12 +0530, Aneesh Kumar K.V wrote:
>>>>
>>>> +static struct memory_tier *__node_get_memory_tier(int node)
>>>> +{
>>>> + struct memory_tier *memtier;
>>>> +
>>>> + list_for_each_entry(memtier, &memory_tiers, list) {
>>>
>>> We could need to map node to mem_tier quite often, if we need
>>> to account memory usage at tier level. It will be more efficient
>>> to have a pointer from node (pgdat) to memtier rather
>>> than doing a search through the list.
>>>
>>>
>>
>> That is something I was actively trying to avoid. Currently all struct
>> memory_tier references are with memory_tier_lock mutex held. That
>> simplify the locking and reference counting.
>>
>> As of now we are able to implement all the required interfaces without
>> pgdat having pointers to struct memory_tier. We can update pgdat with
>> memtier details when we are implementing changes requiring those. We
>> could keep additional memtier->dev reference to make sure memory tiers
>> are not destroyed while other part of the kernel is referencing the
>> same. But IMHO such changes should wait till we have users for the same.
>>
>
> I think we should have an efficient mapping from node to memtier from
> the get go. There are many easily envisioned scenarios where
> we need to map from node to memtier, which Ying pointed out.
>

I did an initial implementation here. We need to make sure we can access
NODE_DATA()->memtier lockless. Can you review the changes here

https://lore.kernel.org/linux-mm/87sfoffcfz.fsf@linux.ibm.com

-aneesh

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