[PATCH] arm64: Increase the max granular size
iamjoonsoo.kim at lge.com
Mon Nov 9 16:19:50 PST 2015
On Mon, Nov 09, 2015 at 06:36:09PM +0000, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 09, 2015 at 04:41:58PM +0900, Joonsoo Kim wrote:
> > 2015-11-05 21:17 GMT+09:00 Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas at arm.com>:
> > > On Thu, Nov 05, 2015 at 08:45:08PM +0900, Joonsoo Kim wrote:
> > >> If it isn't possible, is there another way to reduce memory waste due to
> > >> increase of dma alignment requirement in arm64?
> > >
> > > I first need to see how significant the impact is (especially for
> > > embedded/mobiles platforms).
> > I don't have any ARM64 device. What I have just one report
> > about slab usage from our developer.
> > The report shows slab usage just after android boot is done
> > in ARM64.
> > Total slab usage: 90 MB
> > kmalloc usage: 25 MB
> > kmalloc (<=64) usage: 7 MB
> > This would be measured without slab_nomerge so there is
> > a possibility that some usages on kmem_cache is merged
> > into usage of kmalloc (<=64).
> > Anyway, if ARM64 increase L1_CACHE_BYTES to 128, roughly
> > 7 MB would be wasted. I don't know how this picture is varied
> > in runtime, but, even boot time overhead, 7 MB looks large to me.
> 7MB is considerable but I guess it wouldn't be all wasted with
> L1_CACHE_BYTES == 128, maybe half or slightly over. It would be good to
> know the other kmalloc caches, maybe up to 256.
> I don't have an Android filesystem but I just tried to boot Arch
> (aarch64). Immediately after boot and slab_nomerge, with 128 L1 I get:
> kmalloc-128: 6624
> kmalloc-256: 1488
> With L1 64, I get:
> kmalloc-64: 5760
> kmalloc-128: 1152
> kmalloc-192: 1155
> kmalloc-256: 320
> So that's about 1.2MB vs 0.8MB. The ratio is 3:2, though I'm not sure it
> will stay the same as the slab usage increases.
> It would be good to get more numbers, we could add a Kconfig option just
> for specific builds while keeping the default to 128.
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