[rh7] mm, page_alloc: drop should_suppress_show_mem

Submitted by Andrey Ryabinin on June 15, 2020, 1:28 p.m.


Message ID 20200615132815.26829-1-aryabinin@virtuozzo.com
State New
Series "mm, page_alloc: drop should_suppress_show_mem"
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Commit Message

Andrey Ryabinin June 15, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
From: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>

should_suppress_show_mem() was introduced to reduce the overhead of
show_mem on large NUMA systems.  Things have changed since then though.
Namely c78e93630d15 ("mm: do not walk all of system memory during
show_mem") has reduced the overhead considerably.

Moreover warn_alloc_show_mem clears SHOW_MEM_FILTER_NODES when called from
the IRQ context already so we are not printing per node stats.

Remove should_suppress_show_mem because we are losing potentially
interesting information about allocation failures.  We have seen a bug
report where system gets unresponsive under memory pressure and there is

kernel: [2032243.696888] qlge 0000:8b:00.1 ql1: Could not get a page chunk, i=8, clean_idx =200 .
kernel: [2032243.710725] swapper/7: page allocation failure: order:1, mode:0x1084120(GFP_ATOMIC|__GFP_COLD|__GFP_COMP)

without an additional information for debugging.  It would be great to see
the state of the page allocator at the moment.

Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20180907114334.7088-1-mhocko@kernel.org
Signed-off-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
Acked-by: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>
Cc: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>
Cc: Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
(cherry picked from commit 2c029a1ea3aac296cd5b47584a579defcc4b4aa0)
Signed-off-by: Andrey Ryabinin <aryabinin@virtuozzo.com>
 mm/page_alloc.c | 17 +----------------
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 16 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/mm/page_alloc.c b/mm/page_alloc.c
index e6ee98b28808..8fe9b18fef7d 100644
--- a/mm/page_alloc.c
+++ b/mm/page_alloc.c
@@ -2788,20 +2788,6 @@  this_zone_full:
 	return page;
- * Large machines with many possible nodes should not always dump per-node
- * meminfo in irq context.
- */
-static inline bool should_suppress_show_mem(void)
-	bool ret = false;
-#if NODES_SHIFT > 8
-	ret = in_interrupt();
-	return ret;
 static DEFINE_RATELIMIT_STATE(nopage_rs,
@@ -2851,8 +2837,7 @@  void warn_alloc_failed(gfp_t gfp_mask, int order, const char *fmt, ...)
 		current->comm, order, gfp_mask);
-	if (!should_suppress_show_mem())
-		show_mem(filter);
+	show_mem(filter);
 static inline int