Re: [PATCH 2/2] mm/cgroup: delay soft limit data allocation
From: Laurent Dufour
Date: Thu Feb 23 2017 - 05:43:34 EST
On 23/02/2017 02:16, Balbir Singh wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 04:58:11PM +0100, Laurent Dufour wrote:
>> Until a soft limit is set to a cgroup, the soft limit data are useless
>> so delay this allocation when a limit is set.
>> Suggested-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@xxxxxxxxxx>
>> Signed-off-by: Laurent Dufour <ldufour@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> @@ -3000,6 +3035,8 @@ static ssize_t mem_cgroup_write(struct kernfs_open_file *of,
>> case RES_SOFT_LIMIT:
>> + if (!soft_limit_initialized)
>> + soft_limit_initialize();
> What happens if this fails? Do we disable this interface?
> It's a good idea, but I wonder if we can deal with certain
> memory cgroups not supporting soft limits due to memory
> shortage at the time of using them.
Thanks Balbir for the review.
Regarding this point, Michal sent a new proposal which will return
-ENOMEM in the case the initialization failed. I'll send a new series in
>> memcg->soft_limit = nr_pages;
>> ret = 0;
> Balbir Singh.