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SubjectRe: [-mm][PATCH 1/4] Add memrlimit controller documentation (v4)
Balbir Singh wrote:
> +
> +Advantages of providing this feature
> +
> +1. Control over virtual address space allows for a cgroup to fail gracefully
> + i.e., via a malloc or mmap failure as compared to OOM kill when no
> + pages can be reclaimed.
>

Do you mean by this, limiting the number of pagetable pages (that are
pinned in memory), this preventing oom by a cgroup that instantiates
many pagetables?


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