[PATCH v3 08/32] list: add a new LRU list type

Greg Thelen gthelen at google.com
Mon Apr 15 17:56:57 UTC 2013


On Sun, Apr 14 2013, Greg Thelen wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 08 2013, Glauber Costa wrote:
>
>> From: Dave Chinner <dchinner at redhat.com>
>>
>> Several subsystems use the same construct for LRU lists - a list
>> head, a spin lock and and item count. They also use exactly the same
>> code for adding and removing items from the LRU. Create a generic
>> type for these LRU lists.
>>
>> This is the beginning of generic, node aware LRUs for shrinkers to
>> work with.
>>
>> [ glommer: enum defined constants for lru. Suggested by gthelen ]
>> Signed-off-by: Dave Chinner <dchinner at redhat.com>
>> Signed-off-by: Glauber Costa <glommer at parallels.com>
>
> Optional nit pick below:
>
> Reviewed-by: Greg Thelen <gthelen at google.com>
>
>
>> ---
>>  include/linux/list_lru.h |  44 ++++++++++++++++++
>>  lib/Makefile             |   2 +-
>>  lib/list_lru.c           | 117 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>>  3 files changed, 162 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>  create mode 100644 include/linux/list_lru.h
>>  create mode 100644 lib/list_lru.c
>>
>> diff --git a/include/linux/list_lru.h b/include/linux/list_lru.h
>> new file mode 100644
>> index 0000000..394c28c
>> --- /dev/null
>> +++ b/include/linux/list_lru.h
>> @@ -0,0 +1,44 @@
>> +/*
>> + * Copyright (c) 2010-2012 Red Hat, Inc. All rights reserved.
>> + * Author: David Chinner
>> + *
>> + * Generic LRU infrastructure
>> + */
>> +#ifndef _LRU_LIST_H
>> +#define _LRU_LIST_H
>> +
>> +#include <linux/list.h>
>> +
>> +enum lru_status {
>> +	LRU_REMOVED,		/* item removed from list */
>> +	LRU_ROTATE,		/* item referenced, give another pass */
>> +	LRU_SKIP,		/* item cannot be locked, skip */
>> +	LRU_RETRY,		/* item not freeable, lock dropped */
>> +};
>> +
>> +struct list_lru {
>> +	spinlock_t		lock;
>> +	struct list_head	list;
>> +	long			nr_items;
>> +};
>> +
>> +int list_lru_init(struct list_lru *lru);
>> +int list_lru_add(struct list_lru *lru, struct list_head *item);
>> +int list_lru_del(struct list_lru *lru, struct list_head *item);
>> +
>> +static inline long list_lru_count(struct list_lru *lru)
>> +{
>> +	return lru->nr_items;
>> +}
>> +
>> +typedef enum lru_status
>> +(*list_lru_walk_cb)(struct list_head *item, spinlock_t *lock, void *cb_arg);
>> +
>> +typedef void (*list_lru_dispose_cb)(struct list_head *dispose_list);
>> +
>> +long list_lru_walk(struct list_lru *lru, list_lru_walk_cb isolate,
>> +		   void *cb_arg, long nr_to_walk);
>> +
>> +long list_lru_dispose_all(struct list_lru *lru, list_lru_dispose_cb dispose);
>> +
>> +#endif /* _LRU_LIST_H */
>> diff --git a/lib/Makefile b/lib/Makefile
>> index d7946ff..f14abd9 100644
>> --- a/lib/Makefile
>> +++ b/lib/Makefile
>> @@ -13,7 +13,7 @@ lib-y := ctype.o string.o vsprintf.o cmdline.o \
>>  	 sha1.o md5.o irq_regs.o reciprocal_div.o argv_split.o \
>>  	 proportions.o flex_proportions.o prio_heap.o ratelimit.o show_mem.o \
>>  	 is_single_threaded.o plist.o decompress.o kobject_uevent.o \
>> -	 earlycpio.o
>> +	 earlycpio.o list_lru.o
>>  
>>  lib-$(CONFIG_MMU) += ioremap.o
>>  lib-$(CONFIG_SMP) += cpumask.o
>> diff --git a/lib/list_lru.c b/lib/list_lru.c
>> new file mode 100644
>> index 0000000..03bd984
>> --- /dev/null
>> +++ b/lib/list_lru.c
>> @@ -0,0 +1,117 @@
>> +/*
>> + * Copyright (c) 2010-2012 Red Hat, Inc. All rights reserved.
>> + * Author: David Chinner
>> + *
>> + * Generic LRU infrastructure
>> + */
>> +#include <linux/kernel.h>
>> +#include <linux/module.h>
>> +#include <linux/list_lru.h>
>> +
>> +int
>> +list_lru_add(
>> +	struct list_lru	*lru,
>> +	struct list_head *item)
>> +{
>> +	spin_lock(&lru->lock);
>> +	if (list_empty(item)) {
>> +		list_add_tail(item, &lru->list);
>> +		lru->nr_items++;
>> +		spin_unlock(&lru->lock);
>> +		return 1;
>> +	}
>> +	spin_unlock(&lru->lock);
>> +	return 0;
>> +}
>> +EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(list_lru_add);
>> +
>> +int
>> +list_lru_del(
>> +	struct list_lru	*lru,
>> +	struct list_head *item)
>> +{
>> +	spin_lock(&lru->lock);
>> +	if (!list_empty(item)) {
>> +		list_del_init(item);
>> +		lru->nr_items--;
>> +		spin_unlock(&lru->lock);
>> +		return 1;
>> +	}
>> +	spin_unlock(&lru->lock);
>> +	return 0;
>> +}
>> +EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(list_lru_del);
>> +
>> +long
>> +list_lru_walk(
>> +	struct list_lru *lru,
>> +	list_lru_walk_cb isolate,
>> +	void		*cb_arg,
>> +	long		nr_to_walk)
>> +{
>> +	struct list_head *item, *n;
>> +	long removed = 0;
>> +restart:
>> +	spin_lock(&lru->lock);

Sometimes isolate() drops the lru locks (when it returns LRU_RETRY) and
sparse complains thus complains here:

  lib/list_lru.c:55:18: warning: context imbalance in 'list_lru_walk' - different lock contexts for basic block

It looks like other dcache code suffers similar sparse warnings.  Is
there any way to annotate this warning away?  Or is this just something
we live with?

>> +	list_for_each_safe(item, n, &lru->list) {
>> +		int ret;
>
> enum lru_status ret;
>
>> +
>> +		if (nr_to_walk-- < 0)
>> +			break;
>> +
>> +		ret = isolate(item, &lru->lock, cb_arg);
>> +		switch (ret) {
>> +		case LRU_REMOVED:
>> +			lru->nr_items--;
>> +			removed++;
>> +			break;
>> +		case LRU_ROTATE:
>> +			list_move_tail(item, &lru->list);
>> +			break;
>> +		case LRU_SKIP:
>> +			break;
>> +		case LRU_RETRY:
>> +			goto restart;
>> +		default:
>> +			BUG();
>> +		}
>> +	}
>> +	spin_unlock(&lru->lock);
>> +	return removed;
>> +}
>> +EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(list_lru_walk);
>
> [snip]


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