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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 11/11] memcg: check memcg dirty limits in page writeback
KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <> writes:

> On Fri, 29 Oct 2010 00:09:14 -0700
> Greg Thelen <> wrote:
>> If the current process is in a non-root memcg, then
>> balance_dirty_pages() will consider the memcg dirty limits
>> as well as the system-wide limits. This allows different
>> cgroups to have distinct dirty limits which trigger direct
>> and background writeback at different levels.
>> Signed-off-by: Andrea Righi <>
>> Signed-off-by: Greg Thelen <>
> Acked-by: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <>
> Ideally, I think some comments in the code for "why we need double-check system's
> dirty limit and memcg's dirty limit" will be appreciated.

I will add to the balance_dirty_pages() comment. It will read:
* balance_dirty_pages() must be called by processes which are generating dirty
* data. It looks at the number of dirty pages in the machine and will force
* the caller to perform writeback if the system is over `vm_dirty_ratio'.
* If we're over `background_thresh' then the writeback threads are woken to
* perform some writeout. The current task may have per-memcg dirty
* limits, which are also checked.

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