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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH 2/5] memcg: uncharge in batched manner
* KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com> [2009-08-28 13:24:38]:

>
> In massive parallel enviroment, res_counter can be a performance bottleneck.
> This patch is a trial for reducing lock contention.
> One strong techinque to reduce lock contention is reducing calls by
> batching some amount of calls int one.
>
> Considering charge/uncharge chatacteristic,
> - charge is done one by one via demand-paging.
> - uncharge is done by
> - in chunk at munmap, truncate, exit, execve...
> - one by one via vmscan/paging.
>
> It seems we hace a chance to batched-uncharge.
> This patch is a base patch for batched uncharge. For avoiding
> scattering memcg's structure, this patch adds memcg batch uncharge
> information to the task. please see start/end usage in next patch.
>

Overall it is a very good idea, can't we do the uncharge at the poin
tof unmap_vmas, exit_mmap, etc so that we don't have to keep
additional data structures around.

--
Balbir


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