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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH] cpuacct: per-cgroup utime/stime statistics - v1
On Wed, 11 Mar 2009 21:04:34 +0530
Balbir Singh <balbir@linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
> > > This patch adds a new file cpuacct.stat which displays two stats:
> > > utime and stime. I wasn't too sure about the usefulness of providing
> > > per-cgroup guest and steal times and hence not including them here.
> > >
> > > Note that I am using percpu_counter for collecting these two stats.
> > > Since percpu_counter subsystem doesn't protect the readside, readers could
> > > theoritically obtain incorrect values for these stats on 32bit systems.
> >
> > Using percpu_counter_read() means that .. but is it okay to ignore "batch"
> > number ? (see FBC_BATCH)
> >
>
> FBC_BATCH? Thats gone..no? We have dynamic batches now, IIRC. Could
> you please elaborate on your comment?
>
Ah, ok. it's now extern int percpu_counter_batch.

-Kame

> >
> > > I hope occasional wrong values is not too much of a concern for
> > > statistics like this. If it is a problem, we have to either fix
> > > percpu_counter or do it all by ourselves as Kamezawa attempted
> > > for cpuacct.usage (http://lkml.org/lkml/2009/3/4/14)
> > >
> > Hmm, percpu_counter_sum() is bad ?
> >
>
> Yes, but we need to sum somewhere.. user space summing will not be
> atomic, we'll get several snapshots of per CPU data and summing it
> might not yield the correct answers.
>
> > BTW, I'm not sure but don't we need special handling if
> > CONFIG_VIRT_CPU_ACCOUNTING=y ?
>
> Good point. Bharata, with CONFIG_VIRT_CPU_ACCOUNTING, utime and stime
> is accounted for within the architecture.
>
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> Balbir
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