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SubjectRe: [PATCH v7 10/10] Disable task moving when using kernel memory accounting
On 12/05/2011 12:18 AM, KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki wrote:
> On Fri, 2 Dec 2011 16:11:56 -0200
> Glauber Costa<glommer@parallels.com> wrote:
>
>> On 11/30/2011 12:22 AM, KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki wrote:
>>> On Tue, 29 Nov 2011 21:57:01 -0200
>>> Glauber Costa<glommer@parallels.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Since this code is still experimental, we are leaving the exact
>>>> details of how to move tasks between cgroups when kernel memory
>>>> accounting is used as future work.
>>>>
>>>> For now, we simply disallow movement if there are any pending
>>>> accounted memory.
>>>>
>>>> Signed-off-by: Glauber Costa<glommer@parallels.com>
>>>> CC: Hiroyouki Kamezawa<kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com>
>>>> ---
>>>> mm/memcontrol.c | 23 ++++++++++++++++++++++-
>>>> 1 files changed, 22 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
>>>>
>>>> diff --git a/mm/memcontrol.c b/mm/memcontrol.c
>>>> index a31a278..dd9a6d9 100644
>>>> --- a/mm/memcontrol.c
>>>> +++ b/mm/memcontrol.c
>>>> @@ -5453,10 +5453,19 @@ static int mem_cgroup_can_attach(struct cgroup_subsys *ss,
>>>> {
>>>> int ret = 0;
>>>> struct mem_cgroup *memcg = mem_cgroup_from_cont(cgroup);
>>>> + struct mem_cgroup *from = mem_cgroup_from_task(p);
>>>> +
>>>> +#if defined(CONFIG_CGROUP_MEM_RES_CTLR_KMEM)&& defined(CONFIG_INET)
>>>> + if (from != memcg&& !mem_cgroup_is_root(from)&&
>>>> + res_counter_read_u64(&from->tcp_mem.tcp_memory_allocated, RES_USAGE)) {
>>>> + printk(KERN_WARNING "Can't move tasks between cgroups: "
>>>> + "Kernel memory held.\n");
>>>> + return 1;
>>>> + }
>>>> +#endif
>>>
>>> I wonder....reading all codes again, this is incorrect check.
>>>
>>> Hm, let me cralify. IIUC, in old code, "prevent moving" is because you hold
>>> reference count of cgroup, which can cause trouble at rmdir() as leaking refcnt.
>> right.
>>
>>> BTW, because socket is a shared resource between cgroup, changes in mm->owner
>>> may cause task cgroup moving implicitly. So, if you allow leak of resource
>>> here, I guess... you can take mem_cgroup_get() refcnt which is memcg-local and
>>> allow rmdir(). Then, this limitation may disappear.
>>
>> Sorry, I didn't fully understand. Can you clarify further?
>> If the task is implicitly moved, it will end up calling can_attach as
>> well, right?
>>
> I'm sorry that my explanation is bad.
>
> You can take memory cgroup itself's reference count by mem_cgroup_put/get.
> By getting this, memory cgroup object will continue to exist even after
> its struct cgroup* is freed by rmdir().
>
> So, assume you do mem_cgroup_get()/put at socket attaching/detatching.
>
> 0) A task has a tcp socekts in memcg0.
>
> task(memcg0)
> +- socket0 --> memcg0,usage=4096
>
> 1) move this task to memcg1
>
> task(memcg1)
> +- socket0 --> memcg0,usage=4096
>
> 2) The task create a new socket.
>
> task(memcg1)
> +- socekt0 --> memcg0,usage=4096
> +- socket1 --> memcg1,usage=xxxx
>
> Here, the task will hold 4096bytes of usage in memcg0 implicitly.
>
> 3) an admin removes memcg0
> task(memcg1)
> +- socket0 -->memcg0, usage=4096<-----(*)
> +- socket1 -->memcg1, usage=xxxx
>
> (*) is invisible to users....but this will not be very big problem.
>
Hi Kame,

Thanks for the explanation.

Hummm, Do you think that by doing it, we get rid of the need of moving
sockets to another memcg when the task is moved? So in my original
patchset, if you recall, I wanted to keep a socket forever in the same
cgroup. I didn't, because then rmdir would be blocked.

By using this memcg reference trick, both can be achieved. What do you
think ?


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