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SubjectRe: [PATCH -mmotm 1/5] memcg: disable irq at page cgroup lock
* KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com> [2010-03-18 08:54:11]:

> On Wed, 17 Mar 2010 17:28:55 +0530
> Balbir Singh <balbir@linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
>
> > * Andrea Righi <arighi@develer.com> [2010-03-15 00:26:38]:
> >
> > > From: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com>
> > >
> > > Now, file-mapped is maintaiend. But more generic update function
> > > will be needed for dirty page accounting.
> > >
> > > For accountig page status, we have to guarantee lock_page_cgroup()
> > > will be never called under tree_lock held.
> > > To guarantee that, we use trylock at updating status.
> > > By this, we do fuzzy accounting, but in almost all case, it's correct.
> > >
> >
> > I don't like this at all, but in almost all cases is not acceptable
> > for statistics, since decisions will be made on them and having them
> > incorrect is really bad. Could we do a form of deferred statistics and
> > fix this.
> >
>
> plz show your implementation which has no performance regresssion.
> For me, I don't neee file_mapped accounting, at all. If we can remove that,
> we can add simple migration lock.

That doesn't matter, if you need it, I think the larger user base
matters. Unmapped and mapped page cache is critical and I use it
almost daily.

> file_mapped is a feattue you added. please improve it.
>

I will, but please don't break it silently

--
Three Cheers,
Balbir


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