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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/5] blkcg: Limit maximum number of aio requests available for cgroup
Hello, Kirill.

On Tue, Dec 05, 2017 at 01:49:42AM +0300, Kirill Tkhai wrote:
> > If the only reason is kernel memory consumption protection, the only
> > thing we need to do is making sure that memory used for aio commands
> > are accounted against cgroup kernel memory consumption and
> > relaxing/removing system wide limit.
>
> So, we just use GFP_KERNEL_ACCOUNT flag for allocation of internal aio
> structures and pages, and all the memory will be accounted in kmem and
> limited by memcg. Looks very good.

Yeah.

> One detail about memory consumption. io_submit() calls primitives
> file_operations::write_iter and read_iter. It's not clear for me whether
> they consume the same memory as if writev() or readv() system calls
> would be used instead. writev() may delay the actual write till dirty
> pages limit will be reached, so it seems logic of the accounting should
> be the same. So aio mustn't use more not accounted system memory in file
> system internals, then simple writev().
>
> Could you please to say if you have thoughts about this?

I'm not too familiar with vfs / filesystems but I don't think there's
gonna be significant unaccounted memory consumption. It shouldn't be
too difficult to find out with experiments too.

Thanks.

--
tejun

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