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SubjectRe: [RFD] Merge task counter into memcg
On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 04:21:42PM -0300, Glauber Costa wrote:
> On 04/11/2012 03:57 PM, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> >So if we choose the second solution, this overhead will be added unconditionally
> >to memcg.
> >But I don't expect every users of memcg will need the task counter. So perhaps
> >the overhead should be kept in its own separate subsystem.
>
> What we're usually doing with kmem paths, like the upcoming slab
> tracking, is do not account if it is not limited. So if you are not
> limited in a particular cgroup, you jut don't bother with accounting.

So that's a good point. I can start accounting tasks and apply limits
once we write to the file only.

>
> If this suits your need, you can probably do the same, and then
> pay the price just for the users that are interested on it.
>
> Now, whether or not this should be considered memory, is a different
> story. You can say it is memory yes, but I bet you can very well
> find a bunch of arguments to consider it "cpu" as well.
>
> Against the memcg, consider this: Your counter would probably be the
> first non-page based data in memcg. At least raises a flag.

Good points.


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