Re: [PATCH v2 3/6] memcg: only account kmem allocations marked as __GFP_ACCOUNT

From: Johannes Weiner
Date: Thu Nov 19 2015 - 14:00:32 EST

On Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 09:34:04PM +0300, Vladimir Davydov wrote:
> Black-list kmem accounting policy (aka __GFP_NOACCOUNT) turned out to be
> fragile and difficult to maintain, because there seem to be many more
> allocations that should not be accounted than those that should be.
> Besides, false accounting an allocation might result in much worse
> consequences than not accounting at all, namely increased memory
> consumption due to pinned dead kmem caches.
> So this patch switches kmem accounting to the white-policy: now only
> those kmem allocations that are marked as __GFP_ACCOUNT are accounted to
> memcg. Currently, no kmem allocations are marked like this. The
> following patches will mark several kmem allocations that are known to
> be easily triggered from userspace and therefore should be accounted to
> memcg.
> Signed-off-by: Vladimir Davydov <vdavydov@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Acked-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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