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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 10/19] mm: memcg/slab: deprecate memory.kmem.slabinfo
On Wed, Apr 22, 2020 at 01:46:59PM -0700, 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>

Acked-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>

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