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SubjectRe: [ckrm-tech] [PATCH] BC: resource beancounters (v4) (added user memory)
Dave Hansen wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-09-05 at 19:02 +0400, Kirill Korotaev wrote:
>> Core Resource Beancounters (BC) + kernel/user memory control.
>>
>> BC allows to account and control consumption
>> of kernel resources used by group of processes.
>
> Hi Kirill,
>
> I've honestly lost track of these discussions along the way, so I hope
> you don't mind summarizing a bit.
>
> Do these patches help with accounting for anything other than memory?
> Will we need new user/kernel interfaces for cpu, i/o bandwidth, etc...?
>
> Have you given any thought to the possibility that a task might need to
> move between accounting contexts? That has certainly been a
> "requirement" pushed on to CKRM for a long time, and the need goes
> something like this:
>
> 1. A system runs a web server, which services several virtual domains
> 2. that web server receives a request for foo.com
> 3. the web server switches into foo.com's accounting context
> 4. the web server reads things from disk, allocates some memory, and
> makes a database request.
> 5. the database receives the request, and switches into foo.com's
> accounting context, and charges foo.com for its resource use
> etc...
>
> So, the goal is to run _one_ copy of an application on a system, but
> account for its resources in a much more fine-grained way than at the
> application level.
>
> I think we can probably use beancounters for this, if we do not worry
> about migrating _existing_ charges when we change accounting context.
> Does that make sense?
>
> -- Dave

This is much better stated than I did. Thanks!

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Balbir Singh,
Linux Technology Center,
IBM Software Labs
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