[-next-akpm,2/3] mm: speed up mremap by 20x on large regions (v5)

Message ID 20181108181201.88826-3-joelaf@google.com
State New
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  • Add support for fast mremap
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Joel Fernandes Nov. 8, 2018, 6:12 p.m.
From: "Joel Fernandes (Google)" <joel@joelfernandes.org>

Android needs to mremap large regions of memory during memory management
related operations. The mremap system call can be really slow if THP is
not enabled. The bottleneck is move_page_tables, which is copying each
pte at a time, and can be really slow across a large map. Turning on THP
may not be a viable option, and is not for us. This patch speeds up the
performance for non-THP system by copying at the PMD level when possible.

The speed up is an order of magnitude on x86 (~20x). On a 1GB mremap,
the mremap completion times drops from 3.4-3.6 milliseconds to 144-160

Total mremap time for 1GB data: 3521942 nanoseconds.
Total mremap time for 1GB data: 3449229 nanoseconds.
Total mremap time for 1GB data: 3488230 nanoseconds.

Total mremap time for 1GB data: 150279 nanoseconds.
Total mremap time for 1GB data: 144665 nanoseconds.
Total mremap time for 1GB data: 158708 nanoseconds.

Incase THP is enabled, the optimization is mostly skipped except in
certain situations.

Acked-by: Kirill A. Shutemov <kirill@shutemov.name>
Reviewed-by: William Kucharski <william.kucharski@oracle.com>
Signed-off-by: Joel Fernandes (Google) <joel@joelfernandes.org>

Note that since the bug fix in [1], we now have to flush the TLB every
PMD move. The above numbers were obtained on x86 with a flush done every
move. For arm64, I previously encountered performance issues doing a
flush everytime we move, however Will Deacon says [2] the performance
should be better now with recent release. Until we can evaluate arm64, I
am dropping the HAVE_MOVE_PMD config enable patch for ARM64 for now. It
can be added back once we finish the performance evaluation. Also of
note is that the speed up on arm64 with this patch but without the TLB
flush every PMD move is around 500x.

[1] https://bugs.chromium.org/p/project-zero/issues/detail?id=1695
[2] https://www.mail-archive.com/linuxppc-dev@lists.ozlabs.org/msg140837.html

 arch/Kconfig |  5 +++++
 mm/mremap.c  | 62 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 2 files changed, 67 insertions(+)


diff --git a/arch/Kconfig b/arch/Kconfig
index e1e540ffa979..b70c952ac838 100644
--- a/arch/Kconfig
+++ b/arch/Kconfig
@@ -535,6 +535,11 @@  config HAVE_IRQ_TIME_ACCOUNTING
 	  Archs need to ensure they use a high enough resolution clock to
 	  support irq time accounting and then call enable_sched_clock_irqtime().
+	bool
+	help
+	  Archs that select this are able to move page tables at the PMD level.
diff --git a/mm/mremap.c b/mm/mremap.c
index 7c9ab747f19d..2591e512373a 100644
--- a/mm/mremap.c
+++ b/mm/mremap.c
@@ -191,6 +191,50 @@  static void move_ptes(struct vm_area_struct *vma, pmd_t *old_pmd,
+static bool move_normal_pmd(struct vm_area_struct *vma, unsigned long old_addr,
+		  unsigned long new_addr, unsigned long old_end,
+		  pmd_t *old_pmd, pmd_t *new_pmd)
+	spinlock_t *old_ptl, *new_ptl;
+	struct mm_struct *mm = vma->vm_mm;
+	pmd_t pmd;
+	if ((old_addr & ~PMD_MASK) || (new_addr & ~PMD_MASK)
+	    || old_end - old_addr < PMD_SIZE)
+		return false;
+	/*
+	 * The destination pmd shouldn't be established, free_pgtables()
+	 * should have release it.
+	 */
+	if (WARN_ON(!pmd_none(*new_pmd)))
+		return false;
+	/*
+	 * We don't have to worry about the ordering of src and dst
+	 * ptlocks because exclusive mmap_sem prevents deadlock.
+	 */
+	old_ptl = pmd_lock(vma->vm_mm, old_pmd);
+	new_ptl = pmd_lockptr(mm, new_pmd);
+	if (new_ptl != old_ptl)
+		spin_lock_nested(new_ptl, SINGLE_DEPTH_NESTING);
+	/* Clear the pmd */
+	pmd = *old_pmd;
+	pmd_clear(old_pmd);
+	VM_BUG_ON(!pmd_none(*new_pmd));
+	/* Set the new pmd */
+	set_pmd_at(mm, new_addr, new_pmd, pmd);
+	flush_tlb_range(vma, old_addr, old_addr + PMD_SIZE);
+	if (new_ptl != old_ptl)
+		spin_unlock(new_ptl);
+	spin_unlock(old_ptl);
+	return true;
 unsigned long move_page_tables(struct vm_area_struct *vma,
 		unsigned long old_addr, struct vm_area_struct *new_vma,
 		unsigned long new_addr, unsigned long len,
@@ -237,7 +281,25 @@  unsigned long move_page_tables(struct vm_area_struct *vma,
 			split_huge_pmd(vma, old_pmd, old_addr);
 			if (pmd_trans_unstable(old_pmd))
+		} else if (extent == PMD_SIZE) {
+			/*
+			 * If the extent is PMD-sized, try to speed the move by
+			 * moving at the PMD level if possible.
+			 */
+			bool moved;
+			if (need_rmap_locks)
+				take_rmap_locks(vma);
+			moved = move_normal_pmd(vma, old_addr, new_addr,
+					old_end, old_pmd, new_pmd);
+			if (need_rmap_locks)
+				drop_rmap_locks(vma);
+			if (moved)
+				continue;
 		if (pte_alloc(new_vma->vm_mm, new_pmd))
 		next = (new_addr + PMD_SIZE) & PMD_MASK;