Commit 04c19fa6 authored by Paul Jackson's avatar Paul Jackson Committed by Linus Torvalds
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[PATCH] cpuset: migrate all tasks in cpuset at once

Given the mechanism in the previous patch to handle rebinding the per-vma
mempolicies of all tasks in a cpuset that changes its memory placement, it is
now easier to handle the page migration requirements of such tasks at the same

The previous code didn't actually attempt to migrate the pages of the tasks in
a cpuset whose memory placement changed until the next time each such task
tried to allocate memory.  This was undesirable, as users invoking memory page
migration exected to happen when the placement changed, not some unspecified
time later when the task needed more memory.

It is now trivial to handle the page migration at the same time as the per-vma
rebinding is done.

The routine cpuset.c:update_nodemask(), which handles changing a cpusets
memory placement ('mems') now checks for the special case of being asked to
write a placement that is the same as before.  It was harmless enough before
to just recompute everything again, even though nothing had changed.  But page
migration is a heavy weight operation - moving pages about.  So now it is
worth avoiding that if asked to move a cpuset to its current location.

Signed-off-by: default avatarPaul Jackson <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 4225399a
......@@ -639,25 +639,14 @@ void cpuset_update_task_memory_state()
if (my_cpusets_mem_gen != tsk->cpuset_mems_generation) {
nodemask_t oldmem = tsk->mems_allowed;
int migrate;
cs = tsk->cpuset; /* Maybe changed when task not locked */
migrate = is_memory_migrate(cs);
guarantee_online_mems(cs, &tsk->mems_allowed);
tsk->cpuset_mems_generation = cs->mems_generation;
mpol_rebind_task(tsk, &tsk->mems_allowed);
if (!nodes_equal(oldmem, tsk->mems_allowed)) {
if (migrate) {
do_migrate_pages(tsk->mm, &oldmem,
......@@ -815,7 +804,9 @@ static int update_cpumask(struct cpuset *cs, char *buf)
* Handle user request to change the 'mems' memory placement
* of a cpuset. Needs to validate the request, update the
* cpusets mems_allowed and mems_generation, and for each
* task in the cpuset, rebind any vma mempolicies.
* task in the cpuset, rebind any vma mempolicies and if
* the cpuset is marked 'memory_migrate', migrate the tasks
* pages to the new memory.
* Call with manage_sem held. May take callback_sem during call.
* Will take tasklist_lock, scan tasklist for tasks in cpuset cs,
......@@ -826,9 +817,11 @@ static int update_cpumask(struct cpuset *cs, char *buf)
static int update_nodemask(struct cpuset *cs, char *buf)
struct cpuset trialcs;
nodemask_t oldmem;
struct task_struct *g, *p;
struct mm_struct **mmarray;
int i, n, ntasks;
int migrate;
int fudge;
int retval;
......@@ -837,6 +830,11 @@ static int update_nodemask(struct cpuset *cs, char *buf)
if (retval < 0)
goto done;
nodes_and(trialcs.mems_allowed, trialcs.mems_allowed, node_online_map);
oldmem = cs->mems_allowed;
if (nodes_equal(oldmem, trialcs.mems_allowed)) {
retval = 0; /* Too easy - nothing to do */
goto done;
if (nodes_empty(trialcs.mems_allowed)) {
retval = -ENOSPC;
goto done;
......@@ -908,12 +906,17 @@ static int update_nodemask(struct cpuset *cs, char *buf)
* cpuset manage_sem, we know that no other rebind effort will
* be contending for the global variable cpuset_being_rebound.
* It's ok if we rebind the same mm twice; mpol_rebind_mm()
* is idempotent.
* is idempotent. Also migrate pages in each mm to new nodes.
migrate = is_memory_migrate(cs);
for (i = 0; i < n; i++) {
struct mm_struct *mm = mmarray[i];
mpol_rebind_mm(mm, &cs->mems_allowed);
if (migrate) {
do_migrate_pages(mm, &oldmem, &cs->mems_allowed,
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