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SubjectRe: [PATCH 03/03] Unmapped: Add guarantee code
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On Sat, 2006-03-11 at 21:29 +0900, Magnus Damm wrote:

>
> > > The memory controller in ckrm also breaks out the LRU, but puts one
> > > LRU instance in each class. My code does not depend on ckrm, but it
> > > should be possible to have some kind of resource control with this
> >
> > i do not understand how breaking lru lists into mapped/unmapped pages
> > and providing a knob to control the proportion of mapped/unmapped pages
> > in a node help in resource control.
>
> It is one type of resource control. It is of course not a complete
> solution like ckrm, but on machines with more than one node (or a
> regular PC with numa emulation) it is possible to create partitions
> using CPUSETS and then use this patch to control the amount of memory
> that should be dedicated for say mapped pages on each node.
>
> CKRM and CPUSETS are the ways to provide resource control today.
> CPUSETS is coarse-grained, but CKRM aims for finer granularity. None
> of them have a way to control the ratio between mapped and unmapped
> pages, excluding this patch.

Oh... different type of resource control ? Controlling _how_ a resource
is used rather than _who_ uses the resource (which is what CKRM intends
to provide).

>
> I'd like to see CKRM merged, but I'm not the one calling the shots

8-)

> (probably fortunate enough for everyone). I think CKRM has the same
> properties as the ClockPRO work - it would be nice to have it included
> in mainline, but these patches modify lots of crital code and
> therefore has problems getting accepted that easily.
>
> So this patch is YASSITRD. (Yet Another Small Step In The Right Direction)
>
> Thank you!
>
> / magnus
>
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