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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 10/19] mm: memcg/slab: deprecate memory.kmem.slabinfo
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On 5/26/20 11:42 PM, Roman Gushchin wrote:
> Deprecate memory.kmem.slabinfo.
>
> An empty file will be presented if corresponding config options are
> enabled.
>
> The interface is implementation dependent, isn't present in cgroup v2,
> and is generally useful only for core mm debugging purposes. In other
> words, it doesn't provide any value for the absolute majority of users.
>
> A drgn-based replacement can be found in tools/cgroup/slabinfo.py .
> It does support cgroup v1 and v2, mimics memory.kmem.slabinfo output
> and also allows to get any additional information without a need
> to recompile the kernel.
>
> If a drgn-based solution is too slow for a task, a bpf-based tracing
> tool can be used, which can easily keep track of all slab allocations
> belonging to a memory cgroup.
>
> Signed-off-by: Roman Gushchin <guro@fb.com>

Also there was a
Acked-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>
for this patch.
And here's mine:
Acked-by: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>

Of course this depends on whether we break somebody's workflow and they complain.

> ---
> mm/memcontrol.c | 3 ---
> mm/slab_common.c | 31 ++++---------------------------
> 2 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 30 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/mm/memcontrol.c b/mm/memcontrol.c
> index ed12bff81ea5..eca03e13c7ec 100644
> --- a/mm/memcontrol.c
> +++ b/mm/memcontrol.c
> @@ -5052,9 +5052,6 @@ static struct cftype mem_cgroup_legacy_files[] = {
> (defined(CONFIG_SLAB) || defined(CONFIG_SLUB_DEBUG))
> {
> .name = "kmem.slabinfo",
> - .seq_start = memcg_slab_start,
> - .seq_next = memcg_slab_next,
> - .seq_stop = memcg_slab_stop,
> .seq_show = memcg_slab_show,
> },
> #endif
> diff --git a/mm/slab_common.c b/mm/slab_common.c
> index b578ae29c743..3c89c2adc930 100644
> --- a/mm/slab_common.c
> +++ b/mm/slab_common.c
> @@ -1523,35 +1523,12 @@ void dump_unreclaimable_slab(void)
> }
>
> #if defined(CONFIG_MEMCG_KMEM)
> -void *memcg_slab_start(struct seq_file *m, loff_t *pos)
> -{
> - struct mem_cgroup *memcg = mem_cgroup_from_seq(m);
> -
> - mutex_lock(&slab_mutex);
> - return seq_list_start(&memcg->kmem_caches, *pos);
> -}
> -
> -void *memcg_slab_next(struct seq_file *m, void *p, loff_t *pos)
> -{
> - struct mem_cgroup *memcg = mem_cgroup_from_seq(m);
> -
> - return seq_list_next(p, &memcg->kmem_caches, pos);
> -}
> -
> -void memcg_slab_stop(struct seq_file *m, void *p)
> -{
> - mutex_unlock(&slab_mutex);
> -}
> -
> int memcg_slab_show(struct seq_file *m, void *p)
> {
> - struct kmem_cache *s = list_entry(p, struct kmem_cache,
> - memcg_params.kmem_caches_node);
> - struct mem_cgroup *memcg = mem_cgroup_from_seq(m);
> -
> - if (p == memcg->kmem_caches.next)
> - print_slabinfo_header(m);
> - cache_show(s, m);
> + /*
> + * Deprecated.
> + * Please, take a look at tools/cgroup/slabinfo.py .
> + */
> return 0;
> }
> #endif
>

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