Re: [PATCH v5 02/14] memcg: Reclaim when more than one pageneeded.

From: David Rientjes
Date: Wed Oct 17 2012 - 17:46:38 EST

On Tue, 16 Oct 2012, Glauber Costa wrote:

> From: Suleiman Souhlal <ssouhlal@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> mem_cgroup_do_charge() was written before kmem accounting, and expects
> three cases: being called for 1 page, being called for a stock of 32
> pages, or being called for a hugepage. If we call for 2 or 3 pages (and
> both the stack and several slabs used in process creation are such, at
> least with the debug options I had), it assumed it's being called for
> stock and just retried without reclaiming.
> Fix that by passing down a minsize argument in addition to the csize.
> And what to do about that (csize == PAGE_SIZE && ret) retry? If it's

I think you're referring to the (nr_pages == 1 && ret) retry, csize is
only used for interfacing with res_counter.

> needed at all (and presumably is since it's there, perhaps to handle
> races), then it should be extended to more than PAGE_SIZE, yet how far?
> And should there be a retry count limit, of what? For now retry up to
> COSTLY_ORDER (as page_alloc.c does) and make sure not to do it if
> [v4: fixed nr pages calculation pointed out by Christoph Lameter ]
> Signed-off-by: Suleiman Souhlal <suleiman@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Glauber Costa <glommer@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Acked-by: Kamezawa Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Acked-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@xxxxxxx>
> Acked-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> CC: Tejun Heo <tj@xxxxxxxxxx>

Acked-by: David Rientjes <rientjes@xxxxxxxxxx>
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