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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/6] mm/hugetlb: fix incorrect update of max_huge_pages
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On 2022/8/17 7:34, Mike Kravetz wrote:
> On 08/16/22 16:20, Andrew Morton wrote:
>> On Tue, 16 Aug 2022 15:52:47 -0700 Mike Kravetz <mike.kravetz@oracle.com> wrote:
>>
>>> On 08/16/22 21:05, Miaohe Lin wrote:
>>>> There should be pages_per_huge_page(h) / pages_per_huge_page(target_hstate)
>>>> pages incremented for target_hstate->max_huge_pages when page is demoted.
>>>> Update max_huge_pages accordingly for consistency.
>>>>
>>>> Signed-off-by: Miaohe Lin <linmiaohe@huawei.com>
>>>> ---
>>>> mm/hugetlb.c | 3 ++-
>>>> 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>>>
>>>> diff --git a/mm/hugetlb.c b/mm/hugetlb.c
>>>> index ea1c7bfa1cc3..e72052964fb5 100644
>>>> --- a/mm/hugetlb.c
>>>> +++ b/mm/hugetlb.c
>>>> @@ -3472,7 +3472,8 @@ static int demote_free_huge_page(struct hstate *h, struct page *page)
>>>> * based on pool changes for the demoted page.
>>>> */
>>>> h->max_huge_pages--;
>>>> - target_hstate->max_huge_pages += pages_per_huge_page(h);
>>>> + target_hstate->max_huge_pages +=
>>>> + pages_per_huge_page(h) / pages_per_huge_page(target_hstate);
>>>
>>> Thanks!
>>>
>>> That is indeed incorrect. However the miscalculation should not have any
>>> consequences. Correct? The value is used when initially populating the
>>> pools. It is never read and used again. It is written to in
>>> set_max_huge_pages if someone changes the number of hugetlb pages.
>>>
>>> I guess that is a long way of saying I am not sure why we care about trying
>>> to keep max_huge_pages up to date? I do not think it matters.
>>>
>>> I also thought, if we are going to adjust max_huge_pages here we may
>>> also want to adjust the node specific value: h->max_huge_pages_node[node].
>>> There are a few other places where the global max_huge_pages is adjusted
>>> without adjusting the node specific value.
>>>
>>> The more I think about it, the more I think we should explore just
>>> eliminating any adjustment of this/these values after initially
>>> populating the pools.
>>
>> I'm thinking we should fix something that is "indeed incorrect" before
>> going on to more extensive things?
>
> Sure, I am good with that.
>
> Just wanted to point out that the incorrect calculation does not have
> any negative consequences. Maybe prompting Miaohe to look into the more
> extensive cleanup.

Many thanks both. I will try to do this "more extensive cleanup" after pending work is done.

Thanks,
Miaohe Lin


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