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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] memcg: dirty pages instrumentation
On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 02:22:12PM -0800, David Rientjes wrote:
> On Tue, 23 Feb 2010, Vivek Goyal wrote:
>
> > > > Because you have modified dirtyable_memory() and made it per cgroup, I
> > > > think it automatically takes care of the cases of per cgroup dirty ratio,
> > > > I mentioned in my previous mail. So we will use system wide dirty ratio
> > > > to calculate the allowed dirty pages in this cgroup (dirty_ratio *
> > > > available_memory()) and if this cgroup wrote too many pages start
> > > > writeout?
> > >
> > > OK, if I've understood well, you're proposing to use per-cgroup
> > > dirty_ratio interface and do something like:
> >
> > I think we can use system wide dirty_ratio for per cgroup (instead of
> > providing configurable dirty_ratio for each cgroup where each memory
> > cgroup can have different dirty ratio. Can't think of a use case
> > immediately).
>
> I think each memcg should have both dirty_bytes and dirty_ratio,
> dirty_bytes defaults to 0 (disabled) while dirty_ratio is inherited from
> the global vm_dirty_ratio. Changing vm_dirty_ratio would not change
> memcgs already using their own dirty_ratio, but new memcgs would get the
> new value by default. The ratio would act over the amount of available
> memory to the cgroup as though it were its own "virtual system" operating
> with a subset of the system's RAM and the same global ratio.

Agreed.

-Andrea


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