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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] cgroup: revert fa06235b8eb0 ("cgroup: reset css on destruction")
On Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 02:04:28PM +0100, Roman Gushchin wrote:
> Commit fa06235b8eb0 ("cgroup: reset css on destruction") caused
> css_reset callback to be called from the offlining path. Although
> it solves the problem mentioned in the commit description
> ("For instance, memory cgroup needs to reset memory.low, otherwise
> pages charged to a dead cgroup might never get reclaimed."),
> generally speaking, it's not correct.
> An offline cgroup can still be a resource domain, and we shouldn't
> grant it more resources than it had before deletion.
> For instance, if an offline memory cgroup has dirty pages, we should
> still imply i/o limits during writeback.
> The css_reset callback is designed to return the cgroup state
> into the original state, that means reset all limits and counters.
> It's spomething different from the offlining, and we shouldn't use
> it from the offlining path. Instead, we should adjust necessary
> settings from the per-controller css_offline callbacks (e.g. reset
> memory.low).
> Signed-off-by: Roman Gushchin <>
> Cc: Vladimir Davydov <>
> Cc: Tejun Heo <>
> Cc: Johannes Weiner <>
> Cc: Michal Hocko <>
> Cc:
> Cc:
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Acked-by: Tejun Heo <>

Please feel free to route with the previous patch through -mm.



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