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SubjectRe: [ckrm-tech] [PATCH] BC: resource beancounters (v4) (added user memory)
Chandra Seetharaman wrote:

>>>> The question is - whether web server is multithreaded or not...
>>>> If it is not - then no problem here, you can change current
>>>> context and new resources will be charged accordingly.
>>>> And current BC code is _able_ to handle it with _minor_ changes.
>>>> (One just need to save bc not on mm struct, but rather on vma struct
>>>> and change mm->bc on set_bc_id()).
>>>> However, no one (can some one from CKRM team please?) explained so far
>>>> what to do with threads. Consider the following example.
>>>> 1. Threaded web server spawns a child to serve a client.
>>>> 2. child thread touches some pages and they are charged to child BC
>>>> (which differs from parent's one)
>>>> 3. child exits, but since its mm is shared with parent, these pages
>>>> stay mapped and charged to child BC.
>>>> So the question is: what to do with these pages?
>>>> - should we recharge them to another BC?
>>>> - leave them charged?
>>> Leave them charged. It will be charged to the appropriate UBC when they
>>> touch it again.
>> Do you mean that page must be re-charged each time someone touches it?
> What I meant is that to leave them charged, and if when they are
> ummapped and mapped later, charge it to the appropriate BC.
In this case multithreaded apache that tries to serve each domain in
separate BC will fill the memory with BC-s, held by pages allocated
and mapped in threads.
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