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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH v3 0/10] memcg async reclaim
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On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 10:10 PM, KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki
<kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com> wrote:
>
> It's now merge window...I just dump my patch queue to hear other's idea.
> I wonder I should wait until dirty_ratio for memcg is queued to mmotm...
> I'll be busy with LinuxCon Japan etc...in the next week.
>
> This patch is onto mmotm-May-11 + some patches queued in mmotm, as numa_stat.
>
> This is a patch for memcg to keep margin to the limit in background.
> By keeping some margin to the limit in background, application can
> avoid foreground memory reclaim at charge() and this will help latency.
>
> Main changes from v2 is.
>  - use SCHED_IDLE.
>  - removed most of heuristic codes. Now, code is very simple.
>
> By using SCHED_IDLE, async memory reclaim can only consume 0.3%? of cpu
> if the system is truely busy but can use much CPU if the cpu is idle.
> Because my purpose is for reducing latency without affecting other running
> applications, SCHED_IDLE fits this work.
>
> If application need to stop by some I/O or event, background memory reclaim
> will cull memory while the system is idle.
>
> Perforemce:
>  Running an httpd (apache) under 300M limit. And access 600MB working set
>  with normalized distribution access by apatch-bench.
>  apatch bench's concurrency was 4 and did 40960 accesses.
>
> Without async reclaim:
> Connection Times (ms)
>              min  mean[+/-sd] median   max
> Connect:        0    0   0.0      0       2
> Processing:    30   37  28.3     32    1793
> Waiting:       28   35  25.5     31    1792
> Total:         30   37  28.4     32    1793
>
> Percentage of the requests served within a certain time (ms)
>  50%     32
>  66%     32
>  75%     33
>  80%     34
>  90%     39
>  95%     60
>  98%    100
>  99%    133
>  100%   1793 (longest request)
>
> With async reclaim:
> Connection Times (ms)
>              min  mean[+/-sd] median   max
> Connect:        0    0   0.0      0       2
> Processing:    30   35  12.3     32     678
> Waiting:       28   34  12.0     31     658
> Total:         30   35  12.3     32     678
>
> Percentage of the requests served within a certain time (ms)
>  50%     32
>  66%     32
>  75%     33
>  80%     34
>  90%     39
>  95%     49
>  98%     71
>  99%     86
>  100%    678 (longest request)
>
>
> It seems latency is stabilized by hiding memory reclaim.
>
> The score for memory reclaim was following.
> See patch 10 for meaning of each member.
>
> == without async reclaim ==
> recent_scan_success_ratio 44
> limit_scan_pages 388463
> limit_freed_pages 162238
> limit_elapsed_ns 13852159231
> soft_scan_pages 0
> soft_freed_pages 0
> soft_elapsed_ns 0
> margin_scan_pages 0
> margin_freed_pages 0
> margin_elapsed_ns 0
>
> == with async reclaim ==
> recent_scan_success_ratio 6
> limit_scan_pages 0
> limit_freed_pages 0
> limit_elapsed_ns 0
> soft_scan_pages 0
> soft_freed_pages 0
> soft_elapsed_ns 0
> margin_scan_pages 1295556
> margin_freed_pages 122450
> margin_elapsed_ns 644881521
>
>
> For this case, SCHED_IDLE workqueue can reclaim enough memory to the httpd.
>
> I may need to dig why scan_success_ratio is far different in the both case.
> I guess the difference of epalsed_ns is because several threads enter
> memory reclaim when async reclaim doesn't run. But may not...
>


Hmm.. I noticed a very strange behavior on a simple test w/ the patch set.

Test:
I created a 4g memcg and start doing cat. Then the memcg being OOM
killed as soon as it reaches its hard_limit. We shouldn't hit OOM even
w/o async-reclaim.

Again, I will read through the patch. But like to post the test result first.

$ echo $$ >/dev/cgroup/memory/A/tasks
$ cat /dev/cgroup/memory/A/memory.limit_in_bytes
4294967296

$ time cat /export/hdc3/dd_A/tf0 > /dev/zero
Killed

real 0m53.565s
user 0m0.061s
sys 0m4.814s

Here is the OOM log:

May 26 18:43:00 kernel: [ 963.489112] cat invoked oom-killer:
gfp_mask=0xd0, order=0, oom_adj=0, oom_score_adj=0
May 26 18:43:00 kernel: [ 963.489121] Pid: 9425, comm: cat Tainted:
G W 2.6.39-mcg-DEV #131
May 26 18:43:00 kernel: [ 963.489123] Call Trace:
May 26 18:43:00 kernel: [ 963.489134] [<ffffffff810e3512>]
dump_header+0x82/0x1af
May 26 18:43:00 kernel: [ 963.489137] [<ffffffff810e33ca>] ?
spin_lock+0xe/0x10
May 26 18:43:00 kernel: [ 963.489140] [<ffffffff810e33f9>] ?
find_lock_task_mm+0x2d/0x67
May 26 18:43:00 kernel: [ 963.489143] [<ffffffff810e38dd>]
oom_kill_process+0x50/0x27b
May 26 18:43:00 kernel: [ 963.489155] [<ffffffff810e3dc6>]
mem_cgroup_out_of_memory+0x9a/0xe4
May 26 18:43:00 kernel: [ 963.489160] [<ffffffff811153aa>]
mem_cgroup_handle_oom+0x134/0x1fe
May 26 18:43:00 kernel: [ 963.489163] [<ffffffff81114a72>] ?
__mem_cgroup_insert_exceeded+0x83/0x83
May 26 18:43:00 kernel: [ 963.489176] [<ffffffff811166e9>]
__mem_cgroup_try_charge.clone.3+0x368/0x43a
May 26 18:43:00 kernel: [ 963.489179] [<ffffffff81117586>]
mem_cgroup_cache_charge+0x95/0x123
May 26 18:43:00 kernel: [ 963.489183] [<ffffffff810e16d8>]
add_to_page_cache_locked+0x42/0x114
May 26 18:43:00 kernel: [ 963.489185] [<ffffffff810e17db>]
add_to_page_cache_lru+0x31/0x5f
May 26 18:43:00 kernel: [ 963.489189] [<ffffffff81145636>]
mpage_readpages+0xb6/0x132
May 26 18:43:00 kernel: [ 963.489194] [<ffffffff8119992f>] ?
noalloc_get_block_write+0x24/0x24
May 26 18:43:00 kernel: [ 963.489197] [<ffffffff8119992f>] ?
noalloc_get_block_write+0x24/0x24
May 26 18:43:00 kernel: [ 963.489201] [<ffffffff81036742>] ?
__switch_to+0x160/0x212
May 26 18:43:00 kernel: [ 963.489205] [<ffffffff811978b2>]
ext4_readpages+0x1d/0x1f
May 26 18:43:00 kernel: [ 963.489209] [<ffffffff810e8d4b>]
__do_page_cache_readahead+0x144/0x1e3
May 26 18:43:00 kernel: [ 963.489212] [<ffffffff810e8e0b>]
ra_submit+0x21/0x25
May 26 18:43:00 kernel: [ 963.489215] [<ffffffff810e9075>]
ondemand_readahead+0x18c/0x19f
May 26 18:43:00 kernel: [ 963.489218] [<ffffffff810e9105>]
page_cache_async_readahead+0x7d/0x86
May 26 18:43:00 kernel: [ 963.489221] [<ffffffff810e2b7e>]
generic_file_aio_read+0x2d8/0x5fe
May 26 18:43:00 kernel: [ 963.489225] [<ffffffff81119626>]
do_sync_read+0xcb/0x108
May 26 18:43:00 kernel: [ 963.489230] [<ffffffff811f168a>] ?
fsnotify_perm+0x66/0x72
May 26 18:43:00 kernel: [ 963.489233] [<ffffffff811f16f7>] ?
security_file_permission+0x2e/0x33
May 26 18:43:00 kernel: [ 963.489236] [<ffffffff8111a0c8>]
vfs_read+0xab/0x107
May 26 18:43:00 kernel: [ 963.489239] [<ffffffff8111a1e4>] sys_read+0x4a/0x6e
May 26 18:43:00 kernel: [ 963.489244] [<ffffffff8140f469>]
sysenter_dispatch+0x7/0x27
May 26 18:43:00 kernel: [ 963.489248] Task in /A killed as a result
of limit of /A
May 26 18:43:00 kernel: [ 963.489251] memory: usage 4194304kB, limit
4194304kB, failcnt 26
May 26 18:43:00 kernel: [ 963.489253] memory+swap: usage 0kB, limit
9007199254740991kB, failcnt 0

--Ying

>
> Thanks,
> -Kame
>
>
>
>
>
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