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SubjectRe: [RFC] Per file OOM badness
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? Except for the proposed file
> handle hack?

How about the other way around: what APIs can we use to charge /
"uncharge" memory to a process? If we have those, we can experiment with
different places to call them.

Earthling Michel Dänzer |
Libre software enthusiast | Mesa and X developer

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