Patchwork [PULL,22/41] KVM: PPC: BOOK3S: HV: Prefer CMA region for hash page table allocation

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Submitter Alexander Graf
Date May 30, 2014, 12:42 p.m.
Message ID <1401453776-55285-23-git-send-email-agraf@suse.de>
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Permalink /patch/354146/
State New
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Alexander Graf - May 30, 2014, 12:42 p.m.
From: "Aneesh Kumar K.V" <aneesh.kumar@linux.vnet.ibm.com>

Today when KVM tries to reserve memory for the hash page table it
allocates from the normal page allocator first. If that fails it
falls back to CMA's reserved region. One of the side effects of
this is that we could end up exhausting the page allocator and
get linux into OOM conditions while we still have plenty of space
available in CMA.

This patch addresses this issue by first trying hash page table
allocation from CMA's reserved region before falling back to the normal
page allocator. So if we run out of memory, we really are out of memory.

Signed-off-by: Aneesh Kumar K.V <aneesh.kumar@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Alexander Graf <agraf@suse.de>
---
 arch/powerpc/kvm/book3s_64_mmu_hv.c | 23 ++++++-----------------
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 17 deletions(-)

Patch

diff --git a/arch/powerpc/kvm/book3s_64_mmu_hv.c b/arch/powerpc/kvm/book3s_64_mmu_hv.c
index fb25ebc..f32896f 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/kvm/book3s_64_mmu_hv.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/kvm/book3s_64_mmu_hv.c
@@ -52,7 +52,7 @@  static void kvmppc_rmap_reset(struct kvm *kvm);
 
 long kvmppc_alloc_hpt(struct kvm *kvm, u32 *htab_orderp)
 {
-	unsigned long hpt;
+	unsigned long hpt = 0;
 	struct revmap_entry *rev;
 	struct page *page = NULL;
 	long order = KVM_DEFAULT_HPT_ORDER;
@@ -64,22 +64,11 @@  long kvmppc_alloc_hpt(struct kvm *kvm, u32 *htab_orderp)
 	}
 
 	kvm->arch.hpt_cma_alloc = 0;
-	/*
-	 * try first to allocate it from the kernel page allocator.
-	 * We keep the CMA reserved for failed allocation.
-	 */
-	hpt = __get_free_pages(GFP_KERNEL | __GFP_ZERO | __GFP_REPEAT |
-			       __GFP_NOWARN, order - PAGE_SHIFT);
-
-	/* Next try to allocate from the preallocated pool */
-	if (!hpt) {
-		VM_BUG_ON(order < KVM_CMA_CHUNK_ORDER);
-		page = kvm_alloc_hpt(1 << (order - PAGE_SHIFT));
-		if (page) {
-			hpt = (unsigned long)pfn_to_kaddr(page_to_pfn(page));
-			kvm->arch.hpt_cma_alloc = 1;
-		} else
-			--order;
+	VM_BUG_ON(order < KVM_CMA_CHUNK_ORDER);
+	page = kvm_alloc_hpt(1 << (order - PAGE_SHIFT));
+	if (page) {
+		hpt = (unsigned long)pfn_to_kaddr(page_to_pfn(page));
+		kvm->arch.hpt_cma_alloc = 1;
 	}
 
 	/* Lastly try successively smaller sizes from the page allocator */