Commit a9b0f861 authored by Kirill A. Shutemov's avatar Kirill A. Shutemov Committed by Linus Torvalds
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mm: nominate faultaround area in bytes rather than page order

There is evidencs that the faultaround feature is less relevant on
architectures with page size bigger then 4k.  Which makes sense since page
fault overhead per byte of mapped area should be less there.

Let's rework the feature to specify faultaround area in bytes instead of
page order.  It's 64 kilobytes for now.

The patch effectively disables faultaround on architectures with page size
>= 64k (like ppc64).

It's possible that some other size of faultaround area is relevant for a
platform.  We can expose `fault_around_bytes' variable to arch-specific
code once such platforms will be found.
Signed-off-by: default avatarKirill A. Shutemov <>
Cc: Rusty Russell <>
Cc: Hugh Dickins <>
Cc: Madhavan Srinivasan <>
Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <>
Cc: Paul Mackerras <>
Cc: Rik van Riel <>
Cc: Mel Gorman <>
Cc: Andi Kleen <>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <>
Cc: Dave Hansen <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 7d018176
......@@ -2758,63 +2758,47 @@ void do_set_pte(struct vm_area_struct *vma, unsigned long address,
update_mmu_cache(vma, address, pte);
static unsigned long fault_around_bytes = 65536;
static inline unsigned long fault_around_pages(void)
return rounddown_pow_of_two(fault_around_bytes) / PAGE_SIZE;
static inline unsigned long fault_around_mask(void)
return ~(rounddown_pow_of_two(fault_around_bytes) - 1) & PAGE_MASK;
static unsigned int fault_around_order = FAULT_AROUND_ORDER;
static int fault_around_order_get(void *data, u64 *val)
static int fault_around_bytes_get(void *data, u64 *val)
*val = fault_around_order;
*val = fault_around_bytes;
return 0;
static int fault_around_order_set(void *data, u64 val)
static int fault_around_bytes_set(void *data, u64 val)
if (1UL << val > PTRS_PER_PTE)
return -EINVAL;
fault_around_order = val;
fault_around_bytes = val;
return 0;
fault_around_order_get, fault_around_order_set, "%llu\n");
fault_around_bytes_get, fault_around_bytes_set, "%llu\n");
static int __init fault_around_debugfs(void)
void *ret;
ret = debugfs_create_file("fault_around_order", 0644, NULL, NULL,
ret = debugfs_create_file("fault_around_bytes", 0644, NULL, NULL,
if (!ret)
pr_warn("Failed to create fault_around_order in debugfs");
pr_warn("Failed to create fault_around_bytes in debugfs");
return 0;
static inline unsigned long fault_around_pages(void)
return 1UL << fault_around_order;
static inline unsigned long fault_around_mask(void)
return ~((1UL << (PAGE_SHIFT + fault_around_order)) - 1);
static inline unsigned long fault_around_pages(void)
unsigned long nr_pages;
nr_pages = 1UL << FAULT_AROUND_ORDER;
return nr_pages;
static inline unsigned long fault_around_mask(void)
return ~((1UL << (PAGE_SHIFT + FAULT_AROUND_ORDER)) - 1);
static void do_fault_around(struct vm_area_struct *vma, unsigned long address,
......@@ -2871,7 +2855,7 @@ static int do_read_fault(struct mm_struct *mm, struct vm_area_struct *vma,
* if page by the offset is not ready to be mapped (cold cache or
* something).
if (vma->vm_ops->map_pages) {
if (vma->vm_ops->map_pages && fault_around_pages() > 1) {
pte = pte_offset_map_lock(mm, pmd, address, &ptl);
do_fault_around(vma, address, pte, pgoff, flags);
if (!pte_same(*pte, orig_pte))
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