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SubjectRe: [PATCH] memcg: change behavior of moving charges at task move
On Fri 23-03-12 18:00:34, KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki wrote:
> (2012/03/23 17:53), Johannes Weiner wrote:
>
> > On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 09:52:28AM +0900, KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki wrote:
> >> diff --git a/mm/memcontrol.c b/mm/memcontrol.c
> >> index b2ee6df..ca8b3a1 100644
> >> --- a/mm/memcontrol.c
> >> +++ b/mm/memcontrol.c
> >> @@ -5147,7 +5147,7 @@ static struct page *mc_handle_present_pte(struct vm_area_struct *vma,
> >> return NULL;
> >> if (PageAnon(page)) {
> >> /* we don't move shared anon */
> >> - if (!move_anon() || page_mapcount(page) > 2)
> >> + if (!move_anon())
> >> return NULL;
> >> } else if (!move_file())
> >> /* we ignore mapcount for file pages */
> >> @@ -5158,26 +5158,32 @@ static struct page *mc_handle_present_pte(struct vm_area_struct *vma,
> >> return page;
> >> }
> >>
> >> +#ifdef CONFFIG_SWAP
> >
> > That will probably disable it for good :)
> >
>
>
> Thank you for your good eyes.. I feel I can't trust my eyes ;(
>
>
> ==
> From d7ed385bad22d352bb28aeb9380591b72ec5bec5 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com>
> Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 19:03:40 +0900
> Subject: [PATCH] memcg: fix/change behavior of shared anon at moving task.
>
> This patch changes memcg's behavior at task_move().
>
> At task_move(), the kernel scans a task's page table and move
> the changes for mapped pages from source cgroup to target cgroup.

charges?

> There has been a bug at handling shared anonymous pages for a long time.
>
> Before patch:
> - The spec says 'shared anonymous pages are not moved.'
> - The implementation was 'shared anonymoys pages may be moved'.
> If page_mapcount <=2, shared anonymous pages's charge were moved.
>
> After patch:
> - The spec says 'all anonymous pages are moved'.
> - The implementation is 'all anonymous pages are moved'.
>
> Considering usage of memcg, this will not affect user's experience.
> 'shared anonymous' pages only exists between a tree of processes
> which don't do exec(). Moving one of process without exec() seems
> not sane.

Why it wouldn't be sane?

> For example, libcgroup will not be affected by this change.
> (Anyway, no one noticed the implementation for a long time...)
>
> Below is a discussion log:
>
> - current spec/implementation are complex
> - Now, shared file caches are moved
> - It adds unclear check as page_mapcount(). To do correct check,
> we should check swap users, etc.
> - No one notice this implementation behavior. So, no one get benefit
> from the design.
> - In general, once task is moved to a cgroup for running, it will not
> be moved....
> - Finally, we have control knob as memory.move_charge_at_immigrate.
>
> Here is a patch to allow moving shared pages, completely. This makes
> memcg simpler and fix current broken code.
>
> Changelog:
> - fixed CONFFIG_SWAP...
> Changelog:
> - fixed comment around find_get_page()
> - changed CONFIG_SWAP handling
> - updated patch description

Anyway the patch looks good to me and I agree that we should make anon
moving easier.
Acked-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.cz>

>
> Suggested-by: Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com>
> Signed-off-by: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com>
> ---
> Documentation/cgroups/memory.txt | 9 ++++-----
> include/linux/swap.h | 9 ---------
> mm/memcontrol.c | 22 ++++++++++++++--------
> mm/swapfile.c | 31 -------------------------------
> 4 files changed, 18 insertions(+), 53 deletions(-)
>
[...]
--
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs
SUSE LINUX s.r.o.
Lihovarska 1060/12
190 00 Praha 9
Czech Republic


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