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SubjectRe: [ckrm-tech] [PATCH] BC: resource beancounters (v4) (added user memory)
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On Mon, 2006-09-11 at 10:56 +0400, Pavel Emelianov wrote:

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> >> I think of it as: "I will be allowed to use this many total pages, and
> >> they are guaranteed not to fail." (1), I think. The sum of all of the
> >> system's guarantees must be less than or equal to the amount of free
> >> memory on the machine.
> >
> > Yes, totally agree.
>
> Such a guarantee is really a limit and this limit is even harder than
> BC's one :)
>
> E.g. I have a node with 1Gb of ram and 10 containers with 100Mb
> guarantee each.

In the first place system administrator should not be configuring it
that way, Then they are using it as a strict hard limit than guarantee
(as the resources guaranteed to one container is _not_ available to
others).

Besides, the above configuration is clearly _not_ work conservative.

They should use both guarantee and limit to associate resources to a
container/RG.

> I want to start one more. What shall I do not to break guarantees?

CKRM/RG handles it this way:

Amount of a resource a child RG gets is the ratio of its share value to
the parent's total # of shares. Children's resource allocation can be
changed just by changing the parent's total # of shares.

If you case about initial situation would be:
Total memory in the system 100MB
parent's total # of shares: 100 (1 share == 1MB)
10 children with # of shares: 10 (i.e each children has 10MB)

When I want to add another child, just change parent's total # of shares
to be say 125:
Total memory in the system 100MB
parent's total # of shares: 125 (1 share == 0.8MB)
10 children with # of shares: 10 (i.e each children has 8MB)
Now you are left with 25 shares (or 20MB) that you can assign to new
child(ren) as you please.

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