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SubjectRe: [RFC] Per file OOM badness
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On 2018-01-24 12:50 PM, Michal Hocko wrote:
> On Wed 24-01-18 12:23:10, Michel Dänzer wrote:
>> On 2018-01-24 12:01 PM, Michal Hocko wrote:
>>> On Wed 24-01-18 11:27:15, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> [...]
>>>> 2. If the OOM killer kills a process which is sharing BOs with another
>>>> process, this should result in the other process dropping its references
>>>> to the BOs as well, at which point the memory is released.
>>>
>>> OK. How exactly are those BOs mapped to the userspace?
>>
>> I'm not sure what you're asking. Userspace mostly uses a GEM handle to
>> refer to a BO. There can also be userspace CPU mappings of the BO's
>> memory, but userspace doesn't need CPU mappings for all BOs and only
>> creates them as needed.
>
> OK, I guess you have to bear with me some more. This whole stack is a
> complete uknonwn. I am mostly after finding a boundary where you can
> charge the allocated memory to the process so that the oom killer can
> consider it. Is there anything like that?

I think something like charging the memory of a BO to the process when a
userspace handle is created for it, and "uncharging" when a handle is
destroyed, could be a good start.


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Earthling Michel Dänzer | http://www.amd.com
Libre software enthusiast | Mesa and X developer

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