On Tue, Sep 29, 2020 at 05:15:52PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
On Tue, Sep 29, 2020 at 05:58:13PM +0300, Mike Rapoport wrote:
On Tue, Sep 29, 2020 at 04:12:16PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
It will drop them down to 4k pages. Given enough inodes, and allocating only a single sekrit page per pmd, we'll shatter the directmap into 4k.
Why? Secretmem allocates PMD-size page per inode and uses it as a pool of 4K pages for that inode. This way it ensures that __kernel_map_pages() is always called on PMD boundaries.
Oh, you unmap the 2m page upfront? I read it like you did the unmap at the sekrit page alloc, not the pool alloc side of things.
Then yes, but then you're wasting gobs of memory. Basically you can pin 2M per inode while only accounting a single page.
Right, quite like THP :)
I considered using a global pool of 2M pages for secretmem and handing 4K pages to each inode from that global pool. But I've decided to waste memory in favor of simplicity.
The prevoius version of this set included additional patch that allowed reserving chunk of the physical memory for a global secretmem pool at boot time. We didn't reach an agreement with David H. about whether this pool should be allocated directly from memblock or from CMA and I've dropped the boot time reservation patch because it can always be added on top.