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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH 2/5] memcg: uncharge in batched manner
* KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com> [2009-08-31 20:59:18]:

> Balbir Singh wrote:
> > * KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com> [2009-08-28
> > 13:24:38]:
>
> >> + }
> >> + if (!batch || batch->memcg != mem) {
> >> + res_counter_uncharge(&mem->res, PAGE_SIZE);
> >> + if (uncharge_memsw)
> >> + res_counter_uncharge(&mem->memsw, PAGE_SIZE);
> >
> > Could you please add a comment stating that if memcg is different that
> > we do a direct uncharge else we batch.
> >
> really necessary ?. ok. I'll do.
>


I think it will help new readers of the code.

> >> + } else {
> >> + batch->pages += PAGE_SIZE;
> >> + if (uncharge_memsw)
> >> + batch->memsw += PAGE_SIZE;
> >> + }
> >> + return soft_limit_excess;
> >> +}
> >> /*
> >> * uncharge if !page_mapped(page)
> >> */
> >> @@ -1886,12 +1914,8 @@ __mem_cgroup_uncharge_common(struct page
> >> break;
> >> }
> >>
> >> - if (!mem_cgroup_is_root(mem)) {
> >> - res_counter_uncharge(&mem->res, PAGE_SIZE);
> >> - if (do_swap_account &&
> >> - (ctype != MEM_CGROUP_CHARGE_TYPE_SWAPOUT))
> >> - res_counter_uncharge(&mem->memsw, PAGE_SIZE);
> >> - }
> >> + if (!mem_cgroup_is_root(mem))
> >> + __do_batch_uncharge(mem, ctype);
> >
> > Now I am beginning to think we need a cond_mem_cgroup_is_not_root()
> > function.
> >

> I can't catch waht cond_mem_cgroup_is_not_root() means.
>

It is something like cond_resched(), checks if mem_cgroup is not root,
if so executes. Just a nit-pick

>
> >> if (ctype == MEM_CGROUP_CHARGE_TYPE_SWAPOUT)
> >> mem_cgroup_swap_statistics(mem, true);
> >> mem_cgroup_charge_statistics(mem, pc, false);
> >> @@ -1938,6 +1962,40 @@ void mem_cgroup_uncharge_cache_page(stru
> >> __mem_cgroup_uncharge_common(page, MEM_CGROUP_CHARGE_TYPE_CACHE);
> >> }
> >>
> >> +void mem_cgroup_uncharge_batch_start(void)
> >> +{
> >> + VM_BUG_ON(current->memcg_batch.do_batch);
> >> + /* avoid batch if killed by OOM */
> >> + if (test_thread_flag(TIF_MEMDIE))
> >> + return;
> >> + current->memcg_batch.do_batch = 1;
> >> + current->memcg_batch.memcg = NULL;
> >> + current->memcg_batch.pages = 0;
> >> + current->memcg_batch.memsw = 0;
> >> +}
> >> +
> >> +void mem_cgroup_uncharge_batch_end(void)
> >> +{
> >> + struct mem_cgroup *mem;
> >> +
> >> + if (!current->memcg_batch.do_batch)
> >> + return;
> >> +
> >> + current->memcg_batch.do_batch = 0;
> >> +
> >> + mem = current->memcg_batch.memcg;
> >> + if (!mem)
> >> + return;
> >> + if (current->memcg_batch.pages)
> >> + res_counter_uncharge(&mem->res,
> >> + current->memcg_batch.pages, NULL);
> >> + if (current->memcg_batch.memsw)
> >> + res_counter_uncharge(&mem->memsw,
> >> + current->memcg_batch.memsw, NULL);
> >> + /* we got css's refcnt */
> >> + cgroup_release_and_wakeup_rmdir(&mem->css);
> >
> >
> > Does this effect deleting of a group and delay it by a large amount?
> >
> plz see what cgroup_release_and_xxxx fixed. This is not for delay
> but for race-condition, which makes rmdir sleep permanently.
>

I've seen those patches, where rmdir() can hang. My conern was time
elapsed since we do css_get() and do a cgroup_release_and_wake_rmdir()

--
Balbir


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