Commit 10903027 authored by Vlastimil Babka's avatar Vlastimil Babka Committed by Linus Torvalds

mm, page_owner: don't grab zone->lock for init_pages_in_zone()

init_pages_in_zone() is run under zone->lock, which means a long lock
time and disabled interrupts on large machines.  This is currently not
an issue since it runs early in boot, but a later patch will change

However, like other pfn scanners, we don't actually need zone->lock even
when other cpus are running.  The only potentially dangerous operation
here is reading bogus buddy page owner due to race, and we already know
how to handle that.  The worst that can happen is that we skip some
early allocated pages, which should not affect the debugging power of
page_owner noticeably.

Link: default avatarVlastimil Babka <>
Acked-by: default avatarMichal Hocko <>
Cc: Joonsoo Kim <>
Cc: Mel Gorman <>
Cc: Yang Shi <>
Cc: Laura Abbott <>
Cc: Vinayak Menon <>
Cc: zhong jiang <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 0fc542b7
......@@ -562,11 +562,17 @@ static void init_pages_in_zone(pg_data_t *pgdat, struct zone *zone)
* We are safe to check buddy flag and order, because
* this is init stage and only single thread runs.
* To avoid having to grab zone->lock, be a little
* careful when reading buddy page order. The only
* danger is that we skip too much and potentially miss
* some early allocated pages, which is better than
* heavy lock contention.
if (PageBuddy(page)) {
pfn += (1UL << page_order(page)) - 1;
unsigned long order = page_order_unsafe(page);
if (order > 0 && order < MAX_ORDER)
pfn += (1UL << order) - 1;
......@@ -585,6 +591,7 @@ static void init_pages_in_zone(pg_data_t *pgdat, struct zone *zone)
__set_page_owner_handle(page_ext, early_handle, 0, 0);
pr_info("Node %d, zone %8s: page owner found early allocated %lu pages\n",
......@@ -595,15 +602,12 @@ static void init_zones_in_node(pg_data_t *pgdat)
struct zone *zone;
struct zone *node_zones = pgdat->node_zones;
unsigned long flags;
for (zone = node_zones; zone - node_zones < MAX_NR_ZONES; ++zone) {
if (!populated_zone(zone))
spin_lock_irqsave(&zone->lock, flags);
init_pages_in_zone(pgdat, zone);
spin_unlock_irqrestore(&zone->lock, flags);
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