Commit 68243e76 authored by Mel Gorman's avatar Mel Gorman Committed by Linus Torvalds

mm: account for the number of times direct reclaimers get throttled

Under significant pressure when writing back to network-backed storage,
direct reclaimers may get throttled.  This is expected to be a short-lived
event and the processes get woken up again but processes do get stalled.
This patch counts how many times such stalling occurs.  It's up to the
administrator whether to reduce these stalls by increasing
min_free_kbytes.
Signed-off-by: default avatarMel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>
Cc: David Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Cc: Neil Brown <neilb@suse.de>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
Cc: Mike Christie <michaelc@cs.wisc.edu>
Cc: Eric B Munson <emunson@mgebm.net>
Cc: Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@gmail.com>
Cc: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <sebastian@breakpoint.cc>
Cc: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>
Cc: Christoph Lameter <cl@linux.com>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
parent 5515061d
......@@ -30,6 +30,7 @@ enum vm_event_item { PGPGIN, PGPGOUT, PSWPIN, PSWPOUT,
FOR_ALL_ZONES(PGSTEAL_DIRECT),
FOR_ALL_ZONES(PGSCAN_KSWAPD),
FOR_ALL_ZONES(PGSCAN_DIRECT),
PGSCAN_DIRECT_THROTTLE,
#ifdef CONFIG_NUMA
PGSCAN_ZONE_RECLAIM_FAILED,
#endif
......
......@@ -2167,6 +2167,9 @@ static void throttle_direct_reclaim(gfp_t gfp_mask, struct zonelist *zonelist,
if (pfmemalloc_watermark_ok(pgdat))
return;
/* Account for the throttling */
count_vm_event(PGSCAN_DIRECT_THROTTLE);
/*
* If the caller cannot enter the filesystem, it's possible that it
* is due to the caller holding an FS lock or performing a journal
......
......@@ -745,6 +745,7 @@ const char * const vmstat_text[] = {
TEXTS_FOR_ZONES("pgsteal_direct")
TEXTS_FOR_ZONES("pgscan_kswapd")
TEXTS_FOR_ZONES("pgscan_direct")
"pgscan_direct_throttle",
#ifdef CONFIG_NUMA
"zone_reclaim_failed",
......
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