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SubjectRe: [patch 2/2] memcg: simplify the way memory limits are checked
On Thu, 3 Feb 2011 13:56:11 +0100
Johannes Weiner <> wrote:

> Since transparent huge pages, checking whether memory cgroups are
> below their limits is no longer enough, but the actual amount of
> chargeable space is important.
> To not have more than one limit-checking interface, replace
> memory_cgroup_check_under_limit() and memory_cgroup_check_margin()
> with a single memory_cgroup_margin() that returns the chargeable space
> and leaves the comparison to the callsite.
> Soft limits are now checked the other way round, by using the already
> existing function that returns the amount by which soft limits are
> exceeded: res_counter_soft_limit_excess().
> Also remove all the corresponding functions on the res_counter side
> that are now no longer used.
> Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <>

Acked-by: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <>

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