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Re: [PATCH 2/8] mm, truncate: Do not check mapping for every page being truncated




On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 10:30:57AM +0100, Mel Gorman wrote:
> During truncation, the mapping has already been checked for shmem and dax
> so it's known that workingset_update_node is required. This patch avoids
> the checks on mapping for each page being truncated. In all other cases,
> a lookup helper is used to determine if workingset_update_node() needs
> to be called. The one danger is that the API is slightly harder to use as
> calling workingset_update_node directly without checking for dax or shmem
> mappings could lead to surprises. However, the API rarely needs to be used
> and hopefully the comment is enough to give people the hint.
> 
> sparsetruncate (tiny)
>                               4.14.0-rc4             4.14.0-rc4
>                              oneirq-v1r1        pickhelper-v1r1
> Min          Time      141.00 (   0.00%)      140.00 (   0.71%)
> 1st-qrtle    Time      142.00 (   0.00%)      141.00 (   0.70%)
> 2nd-qrtle    Time      142.00 (   0.00%)      142.00 (   0.00%)
> 3rd-qrtle    Time      143.00 (   0.00%)      143.00 (   0.00%)
> Max-90%      Time      144.00 (   0.00%)      144.00 (   0.00%)
> Max-95%      Time      147.00 (   0.00%)      145.00 (   1.36%)
> Max-99%      Time      195.00 (   0.00%)      191.00 (   2.05%)
> Max          Time      230.00 (   0.00%)      205.00 (  10.87%)
> Amean        Time      144.37 (   0.00%)      143.82 (   0.38%)
> Stddev       Time       10.44 (   0.00%)        9.00 (  13.74%)
> Coeff        Time        7.23 (   0.00%)        6.26 (  13.41%)
> Best99%Amean Time      143.72 (   0.00%)      143.34 (   0.26%)
> Best95%Amean Time      142.37 (   0.00%)      142.00 (   0.26%)
> Best90%Amean Time      142.19 (   0.00%)      141.85 (   0.24%)
> Best75%Amean Time      141.92 (   0.00%)      141.58 (   0.24%)
> Best50%Amean Time      141.69 (   0.00%)      141.31 (   0.27%)
> Best25%Amean Time      141.38 (   0.00%)      140.97 (   0.29%)
> 
> As you'd expect, the gain is marginal but it can be detected. The differences
> in bonnie are all within the noise which is not surprising given the impact
> on the microbenchmark.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

With Jan's suggestion to remove the private parameter,

Acked-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@xxxxxxxxxxx>