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authorMinchan Kim <minchan@kernel.org>2019-09-24 00:02:24 +0000
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2019-09-24 15:54:08 -0700
commit7b167b681013f5715b6e5c4f458e346501464259 (patch)
tree03f556b97c346657a8e126de589945ad9cee989d /kernel
parent9da99f20ecf8f81a5446a47fd8de62036c20ae61 (diff)
downloadlinux-7b167b681013f5715b6e5c4f458e346501464259.tar.gz
mm: release the spinlock on zap_pte_range
In our testing (camera recording), Miguel and Wei found unmap_page_range() takes above 6ms with preemption disabled easily. When I see that, the reason is it holds page table spinlock during entire 512 page operation in a PMD. 6.2ms is never trivial for user experince if RT task couldn't run in the time because it could make frame drop or glitch audio problem. I had a time to benchmark it via adding some trace_printk hooks between pte_offset_map_lock and pte_unmap_unlock in zap_pte_range. The testing device is 2018 premium mobile device. I can get 2ms delay rather easily to release 2M(ie, 512 pages) when the task runs on little core even though it doesn't have any IPI and LRU lock contention. It's already too heavy. If I remove activate_page, 35-40% overhead of zap_pte_range is gone so most of overhead(about 0.7ms) comes from activate_page via mark_page_accessed. Thus, if there are LRU contention, that 0.7ms could accumulate up to several ms. So this patch adds a check for need_resched() in the loop, and a preemption point if necessary. Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20190731061440.GC155569@google.com Signed-off-by: Minchan Kim <minchan@kernel.org> Reported-by: Miguel de Dios <migueldedios@google.com> Reported-by: Wei Wang <wvw@google.com> Reviewed-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Cc: Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org> Cc: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org> Cc: Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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