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SubjectRe: [patch 2/2] mm: memcg: count pte references from every member of the reclaimed hierarchy
On Tue 28-02-12 15:14:49, Johannes Weiner wrote:
> The rmap walker checking page table references has historically
> ignored references from VMAs that were not part of the memcg that was
> being reclaimed during memcg hard limit reclaim.
>
> When transitioning global reclaim to memcg hierarchy reclaim, I missed
> that bit and now references from outside a memcg are ignored even
> during global reclaim.
>
> Reverting back to traditional behaviour - count all references during
> global reclaim and only mind references of the memcg being reclaimed
> during limit reclaim would be one option.
>
> However, the more generic idea is to ignore references exactly then
> when they are outside the hierarchy that is currently under reclaim;
> because only then will their reclamation be of any use to help the
> pressure situation. It makes no sense to ignore references from a
> sibling memcg and then evict a page that will be immediately refaulted
> by that sibling which contributes to the same usage of the common
> ancestor under reclaim.
>
> The solution: make the rmap walker ignore references from VMAs that
> are not part of the hierarchy that is being reclaimed.
>
> Flat limit reclaim will stay the same, hierarchical limit reclaim will
> mind the references only to pages that the hierarchy owns. Global
> reclaim, since it reclaims from all memcgs, will be fixed to regard
> all references.
>
> Reported-by: Konstantin Khlebnikov <khlebnikov@openvz.org>
> Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>

Acked-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.cz>

> ---
> include/linux/memcontrol.h | 6 +++++-
> mm/memcontrol.c | 16 +++++++++++-----
> mm/vmscan.c | 6 ++++--
> 3 files changed, 20 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/include/linux/memcontrol.h b/include/linux/memcontrol.h
> index 8537c5d..661b54a 100644
> --- a/include/linux/memcontrol.h
> +++ b/include/linux/memcontrol.h
> @@ -78,6 +78,7 @@ extern void mem_cgroup_uncharge_page(struct page *page);
> extern void mem_cgroup_uncharge_cache_page(struct page *page);
>
> extern void mem_cgroup_out_of_memory(struct mem_cgroup *memcg, gfp_t gfp_mask);
> +bool __mem_cgroup_same_or_subtree(const struct mem_cgroup *, struct mem_cgroup *);
> int task_in_mem_cgroup(struct task_struct *task, const struct mem_cgroup *memcg);
>
> extern struct mem_cgroup *try_get_mem_cgroup_from_page(struct page *page);
> @@ -88,10 +89,13 @@ static inline
> int mm_match_cgroup(const struct mm_struct *mm, const struct mem_cgroup *cgroup)
> {
> struct mem_cgroup *memcg;
> + int match;
> +
> rcu_read_lock();
> memcg = mem_cgroup_from_task(rcu_dereference((mm)->owner));
> + match = __mem_cgroup_same_or_subtree(cgroup, memcg);
> rcu_read_unlock();
> - return cgroup == memcg;
> + return match;
> }
>
> extern struct cgroup_subsys_state *mem_cgroup_css(struct mem_cgroup *memcg);
> diff --git a/mm/memcontrol.c b/mm/memcontrol.c
> index b4622fb..21004df 100644
> --- a/mm/memcontrol.c
> +++ b/mm/memcontrol.c
> @@ -1044,17 +1044,23 @@ struct lruvec *mem_cgroup_lru_move_lists(struct zone *zone,
> * Checks whether given mem is same or in the root_mem_cgroup's
> * hierarchy subtree
> */
> -static bool mem_cgroup_same_or_subtree(const struct mem_cgroup *root_memcg,
> - struct mem_cgroup *memcg)
> +bool __mem_cgroup_same_or_subtree(const struct mem_cgroup *root_memcg,
> + struct mem_cgroup *memcg)
> {
> - bool ret;
> -
> if (root_memcg == memcg)
> return true;
> if (!root_memcg->use_hierarchy)
> return false;
> + return css_is_ancestor(&memcg->css, &root_memcg->css);
> +}
> +
> +static bool mem_cgroup_same_or_subtree(const struct mem_cgroup *root_memcg,
> + struct mem_cgroup *memcg)
> +{
> + bool ret;
> +
> rcu_read_lock();
> - ret = css_is_ancestor(&memcg->css, &root_memcg->css);
> + ret = __mem_cgroup_same_or_subtree(root_memcg, memcg);
> rcu_read_unlock();
> return ret;
> }
> diff --git a/mm/vmscan.c b/mm/vmscan.c
> index c631234..120646e 100644
> --- a/mm/vmscan.c
> +++ b/mm/vmscan.c
> @@ -708,7 +708,8 @@ static enum page_references page_check_references(struct page *page,
> int referenced_ptes, referenced_page;
> unsigned long vm_flags;
>
> - referenced_ptes = page_referenced(page, 1, mz->mem_cgroup, &vm_flags);
> + referenced_ptes = page_referenced(page, 1, sc->target_mem_cgroup,
> + &vm_flags);
> referenced_page = TestClearPageReferenced(page);
>
> /* Lumpy reclaim - ignore references */
> @@ -1710,7 +1711,8 @@ static void shrink_active_list(unsigned long nr_pages,
> continue;
> }
>
> - if (page_referenced(page, 0, mz->mem_cgroup, &vm_flags)) {
> + if (page_referenced(page, 0, sc->target_mem_cgroup,
> + &vm_flags)) {
> nr_rotated += hpage_nr_pages(page);
> /*
> * Identify referenced, file-backed active pages and
> --
> 1.7.7.6
>

--
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs
SUSE LINUX s.r.o.
Lihovarska 1060/12
190 00 Praha 9
Czech Republic


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