Re: [PATCH v4 10/19] mm: memcg/slab: deprecate memory.kmem.slabinfo
From: Roman Gushchin
Date: Wed May 27 2020 - 12:28:30 EST
On Wed, May 27, 2020 at 05:54:50PM +0200, Vlastimil Babka wrote:
> 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@xxxxxx>
> Also there was a
> Acked-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> for this patch.
> And here's mine:
> Acked-by: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@xxxxxxx>
> Of course this depends on whether we break somebody's workflow and they complain.
We've discussed it a bit around RFC/v1. I hope nobody uses it for anything
except debug purposes, where dragon + bpf can be as good or better.
And actually it is what it is: there are no more per-memcg kmem caches,
so there is nothing to display.