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SubjectRe: [PATCH 01/10] cgroups: Add res_counter_write_u64() API
On Tue, Oct 04, 2011 at 03:17:51AM +0300, Kirill A. Shutemov wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 03, 2011 at 09:07:03PM +0200, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> > Extend the resource counter API with a mirror of
> > res_counter_read_u64() to make it handy to update a resource
> > counter value from a cgroup subsystem u64 value file.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>
> > Acked-by: Paul Menage <paul@paulmenage.org>
> > Cc: Li Zefan <lizf@cn.fujitsu.com>
> > Cc: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>
> > Cc: Aditya Kali <adityakali@google.com>
> > Cc: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>
> > Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
> > Cc: Kay Sievers <kay.sievers@vrfy.org>
> > Cc: Tim Hockin <thockin@hockin.org>
> > Cc: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
> > Cc: Kirill A. Shutemov <kirill@shutemov.name>
> > Cc: Containers <containers@lists.linux-foundation.org>
> > ---
> > include/linux/res_counter.h | 2 ++
> > kernel/res_counter.c | 25 +++++++++++++++++++------
> > 2 files changed, 21 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/include/linux/res_counter.h b/include/linux/res_counter.h
> > index c9d625c..1b3fe05 100644
> > --- a/include/linux/res_counter.h
> > +++ b/include/linux/res_counter.h
> > @@ -82,6 +82,8 @@ int res_counter_memparse_write_strategy(const char *buf,
> > int res_counter_write(struct res_counter *counter, int member,
> > const char *buffer, write_strategy_fn write_strategy);
> >
> > +void res_counter_write_u64(struct res_counter *counter, int member, u64 val);
> > +
> > /*
> > * the field descriptors. one for each member of res_counter
> > */
> > diff --git a/kernel/res_counter.c b/kernel/res_counter.c
> > index 34683ef..0faafcc 100644
> > --- a/kernel/res_counter.c
> > +++ b/kernel/res_counter.c
> > @@ -168,12 +168,26 @@ int res_counter_memparse_write_strategy(const char *buf,
> > return 0;
> > }
> >
> > +void res_counter_write_u64(struct res_counter *counter, int member, u64 val)
> > +{
> > + unsigned long long *target;
> > + unsigned long flags;
> > +
> > + /*
> > + * We need the lock to protect against concurrent add/dec on 32 bits.
> > + * No need to ifdef it's seldom used.
> > + */
>
> Should we hace two version of res_counter_write_u64() for 32/64 bit host?
> As with res_counter_read_u64().

I thought about it yeah.

But this is used in rare cases when the user writes the value from the cgroup
filesystem. In pratice the overhead won't be noticed.
I fear that would rather uglify the code with more ifdeffery.


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