[RFC V2] mm:add zero_page _mapcount when mapped into user space
koct9i at gmail.com
Thu Dec 4 22:39:04 PST 2014
On Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 3:28 PM, Kirill A. Shutemov <kirill at shutemov.name> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 04, 2014 at 02:10:53PM +0800, Wang, Yalin wrote:
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: Kirill A. Shutemov [mailto:kirill at shutemov.name]
>> > Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2014 7:30 PM
>> > To: Wang, Yalin
>> > Cc: 'linux-kernel at vger.kernel.org'; 'linux-mm at kvack.org'; 'linux-arm-
>> > kernel at lists.infradead.org'
>> > Subject: Re: [RFC V2] mm:add zero_page _mapcount when mapped into user
>> > space
>> > On Tue, Dec 02, 2014 at 05:27:36PM +0800, Wang, Yalin wrote:
>> > > This patch add/dec zero_page's _mapcount to make sure the mapcount is
>> > > correct for zero_page, so that when read from /proc/kpagecount,
>> > > zero_page's mapcount is also correct, userspace process like procrank
>> > > can calculate PSS correctly.
Instead of tweaking mapcount you could mark zero-pages in /proc/kpageflags
and handle them accordingly in userspace. Or mark zero pages with special
magic _mapcount and detect it in /proc/kpagecount.
>> > I don't have specific code path to point to, but I would expect zero page
>> > with non-zero mapcount would cause a problem with rmap.
>> > How do you test the change?
>> I just test it to see the mapcount from /proc/pid/pagemap and /proc/kpagecount ,
>> It works well,
> I took a closer look and your patch is broken in multiple places:
> - on zap_pte_range() you don't decrement mapcount;
> - you don't update rss counters for mm;
> - copy_one_pte() doesn't increase mapcount;
> - ...
> Basically, each and every vm_normal_page() call must be audited. As first
> step. And you totally skip huge zero page.
> Proper mapcount handling for zero page would require a lot more work and I
> don't think it worth it. Gain is too small.
>> The problem is that when I see /proc/pid/smaps ,
>> The Rss / Pss don't calculate zero_page map,
>> Because smaps_pte_entry() --> vm_normal_page( ),
>> Will return NULL for zero_page,
>> But when userspace process cat /proc/pid/pagemap ,
>> It will see zero_page mapped,
>> And will treat as Rss ,
>> This is weird, should we also omit zero_page in /proc/pid/pagemap ?
>> Or add zero_page as Rss in /proc/pid/smaps ?
>> I think we should add zero_page into Rss ,
>> Because it is really mapped into userspace address space.
>> And will let userspace memory analysis more accurate .
> It would be easier for userspace to find out pfn of zero page and take it
> into account.
> Note: some architectures have multiple zero page due to coloring.
> Kirill A. Shutemov
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