On Thu, 2018-02-22 at 16:04 -0800, Santosh Shilimkar wrote:
> Hi Saeed
> 
> On 2/21/2018 12:13 PM, Saeed Mahameed wrote:
> > From: Yonatan Cohen <yonat...@mellanox.com>
> > 
> > The current implementation of create CQ requires contiguous
> > memory, such requirement is problematic once the memory is
> > fragmented or the system is low in memory, it causes for
> > failures in dma_zalloc_coherent().
> > 
> > This patch implements new scheme of fragmented CQ to overcome
> > this issue by introducing new type: 'struct mlx5_frag_buf_ctrl'
> > to allocate fragmented buffers, rather than contiguous ones.
> > 
> > Base the Completion Queues (CQs) on this new fragmented buffer.
> > 
> > It fixes following crashes:
> > kworker/29:0: page allocation failure: order:6, mode:0x80d0
> > CPU: 29 PID: 8374 Comm: kworker/29:0 Tainted: G OE 3.10.0
> > Workqueue: ib_cm cm_work_handler [ib_cm]
> > Call Trace:
> > [<>] dump_stack+0x19/0x1b
> > [<>] warn_alloc_failed+0x110/0x180
> > [<>] __alloc_pages_slowpath+0x6b7/0x725
> > [<>] __alloc_pages_nodemask+0x405/0x420
> > [<>] dma_generic_alloc_coherent+0x8f/0x140
> > [<>] x86_swiotlb_alloc_coherent+0x21/0x50
> > [<>] mlx5_dma_zalloc_coherent_node+0xad/0x110 [mlx5_core]
> > [<>] ? mlx5_db_alloc_node+0x69/0x1b0 [mlx5_core]
> > [<>] mlx5_buf_alloc_node+0x3e/0xa0 [mlx5_core]
> > [<>] mlx5_buf_alloc+0x14/0x20 [mlx5_core]
> > [<>] create_cq_kernel+0x90/0x1f0 [mlx5_ib]
> > [<>] mlx5_ib_create_cq+0x3b0/0x4e0 [mlx5_ib]
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Yonatan Cohen <yonat...@mellanox.com>
> > Reviewed-by: Tariq Toukan <tar...@mellanox.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Leon Romanovsky <l...@kernel.org>
> > Signed-off-by: Saeed Mahameed <sae...@mellanox.com>
> > ---
> 
> Jason mentioned about this patch to me off-list. We were
> seeing similar issue with SRQs & QPs. So wondering whether
> you have any plans to do similar change for other resouces
> too so that they don't rely on higher order page allocation
> for icm tables.
> 

Hi Santosh,

Adding Majd,

Which ULP is in question ? how big are the QPs/SRQs you create that
lead to this problem ?

For icm tables we already allocate only order 0 pages:
see alloc_system_page() in
drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx5/core/pagealloc.c

But for kernel RDMA SRQ and QP buffers there is a place for
improvement.

Majd, do you know if we have any near future plans for this.

> Regards,
> Santosh

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