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SubjectRe: [PATCH -mmotm 1/5] memcg: disable irq at page cgroup lock
* KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com> [2010-03-18 13:21:14]:

> On Thu, 18 Mar 2010 09:49:44 +0530
> Balbir Singh <balbir@linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
>
> > * KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com> [2010-03-18 08:54:11]:
> >
> > > On Wed, 17 Mar 2010 17:28:55 +0530
> > > Balbir Singh <balbir@linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > * Andrea Righi <arighi@develer.com> [2010-03-15 00:26:38]:
> > > >
> > > > > From: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com>
> > > > >
> > > > > Now, file-mapped is maintaiend. But more generic update function
> > > > > will be needed for dirty page accounting.
> > > > >
> > > > > For accountig page status, we have to guarantee lock_page_cgroup()
> > > > > will be never called under tree_lock held.
> > > > > To guarantee that, we use trylock at updating status.
> > > > > By this, we do fuzzy accounting, but in almost all case, it's correct.
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > I don't like this at all, but in almost all cases is not acceptable
> > > > for statistics, since decisions will be made on them and having them
> > > > incorrect is really bad. Could we do a form of deferred statistics and
> > > > fix this.
> > > >
> > >
> > > plz show your implementation which has no performance regresssion.
> > > For me, I don't neee file_mapped accounting, at all. If we can remove that,
> > > we can add simple migration lock.
> >
> > That doesn't matter, if you need it, I think the larger user base
> > matters. Unmapped and mapped page cache is critical and I use it
> > almost daily.
> >
> > > file_mapped is a feattue you added. please improve it.
> > >
> >
> > I will, but please don't break it silently
> >
> I never do silently. All e-mails are open.
>

No, I meant it from the Documentation update perspective. The end user
will be confused when looking at stats without proper documentation.

--
Three Cheers,
Balbir


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