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Subject[PATCH -V8 16/16] hugetlb/cgroup: add HugeTLB controller documentation
From: "Aneesh Kumar K.V" <>

Signed-off-by: Aneesh Kumar K.V <>
Documentation/cgroups/hugetlb.txt | 45 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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+HugeTLB Controller
+The HugeTLB controller allows to limit the HugeTLB usage per control group and
+enforces the controller limit during page fault. Since HugeTLB doesn't
+support page reclaim, enforcing the limit at page fault time implies that,
+the application will get SIGBUS signal if it tries to access HugeTLB pages
+beyond its limit. This requires the application to know beforehand how much
+HugeTLB pages it would require for its use.
+HugeTLB controller can be created by first mounting the cgroup filesystem.
+# mount -t cgroup -o hugetlb none /sys/fs/cgroup
+With the above step, the initial or the parent HugeTLB group becomes
+visible at /sys/fs/cgroup. At bootup, this group includes all the tasks in
+the system. /sys/fs/cgroup/tasks lists the tasks in this cgroup.
+New groups can be created under the parent group /sys/fs/cgroup.
+# cd /sys/fs/cgroup
+# mkdir g1
+# echo $$ > g1/tasks
+The above steps create a new group g1 and move the current shell
+process (bash) into it.
+Brief summary of control files
+ hugetlb.<hugepagesize>.limit_in_bytes # set/show limit of "hugepagesize" hugetlb usage
+ hugetlb.<hugepagesize>.max_usage_in_bytes # show max "hugepagesize" hugetlb usage recorded
+ hugetlb.<hugepagesize>.usage_in_bytes # show current res_counter usage for "hugepagesize" hugetlb
+ hugetlb.<hugepagesize>.failcnt # show the number of allocation failure due to HugeTLB limit
+For a system supporting two hugepage size (16M and 16G) the control
+files include:

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