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SubjectRe: [PATCH -V6 07/14] memcg: Add HugeTLB extension
On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 2:23 AM, David Rientjes <> wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Jun 2012, Kamezawa Hiroyuki wrote:
>> Now, I think...
>>   1. I need to agree that overhead is _not_ negligible.
>>   2. THP should be the way rather than hugetlb for my main target platform.
>>      (shmem/tmpfs should support THP. we need study.)
>>      user-experience should be fixed by THP+tmpfs+memcg.
>>   3. It seems Aneesh decided to have independent hugetlb cgroup.
>> So, now, I admit to have independent hugetlb cgroup.
>> Other opinions ?
> I suggested the seperate controller in the review of the patchset so I
> obviously agree with your conclusion.  I don't think we should account for
> hugetlb pages in memory.usage_in_bytes and enforce memory.limit_in_bytes
> since 512 4K pages is not the same as 1 2M page which may be a sacred
> resource if fragmentation is high.
Based on the usecase at Google, I see a definite value in including
hugepage usage in memory.usage_in_bytes as well and having a single
limit for memory usage for the job. Our jobs wants to specify only one
(total) memory limit (including slab usage, and other kernel memory
usage, hugepages, etc.).

The hugepage/smallpage requirements of the job vary during its
lifetime. Having two different limits means less flexibility for jobs
as they now have to specify their limit as (max_hugepage,
max_smallpage) instead of max(hugepage + smallpage). Two limits
complicates the API for the users and requires them to over-specify
the resources.

> Many thanks to Aneesh for continuing to update the patchset and working
> toward a resolution on this, I love the direction its taking.
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