[LKP] [patch 1/2 for-4.20] mm, thp: restore node-local hugepage allocations

Michal Hocko mhocko at kernel.org
Wed Dec 5 12:15:28 PST 2018

On Wed 05-12-18 11:24:53, David Rientjes wrote:
> On Wed, 5 Dec 2018, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > > > At minimum do not remove the cleanup part which consolidates the gfp
> > > > hadnling to a single place. There is no real reason to have the
> > > > __GFP_THISNODE ugliness outside of alloc_hugepage_direct_gfpmask.
> > > > 
> > > 
> > > The __GFP_THISNODE usage is still confined to 
> > > alloc_hugepage_direct_gfpmask() for the thp fault path, we no longer set 
> > > it in alloc_pages_vma() as done before the cleanup.
> > 
> > Why should be new_page any different?
> > 
> To match alloc_new_node_page() which does it correctly and does not change 
> the behavior of mbind() that the cleanup did, which used 
> alloc_hugepage_vma() to get the __GFP_THISNODE behavior.  If there is a 
> reason mbind() is somehow different wrt allocating hugepages locally, I 
> think that should be a separate patch, but the goal of this patch is to 
> revert all the behavioral change that caused hugepages to be allocated 
> remotely.

If the __GFP_THISNODE should be really used then it should be applied to
all other types of pages. Not only THP. And as such done in a separate
patch. Not a part of the revert. The cleanup was meant to unify THP
allocations and that is why I object to reverting it as a part of this

Michal Hocko

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