Re: [PATCH v3 0/7] User namespace mount updates

From: Serge E. Hallyn
Date: Fri Nov 20 2015 - 12:33:38 EST

On Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 06:19:10PM +0200, Octavian Purdila wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 5:23 PM, Seth Forshee
> > And for the second:
> >
> > stress-ng --class filesystem --seq 0 -v -t 60
> >
> > There really wasn't anything interesting in the lklfuse output for the
> > first run, but for the second run I pasted the output here:
> >
> lklfuse allocates a fixed 100MB to the kernel and this is probably not
> enough. For the short term I can add a parameter to lklfuse that
> allows the user to specify the amount of memory to allocate to lkl. A
> better fix would probably be to dynamically adjust the memory size of
> lkl. I am thinking of using the ballon virtio driver or the memory
> hotplug infrastructure. Any other suggestions?

Hi Octavian,

Like Seth said this was very nice to install and run. But I think I'm
doing something wrong. I cloned the lkl/linux git tree into a 9G ext4
loopback file, both one mounted with lkl and one mounted as loopback.
The results were worse than I expected - loopback was 0m10.078s for
clone and 0m0.877s for rm -rf; lkl was 5m5.625s for clone and 0m44.332s
for rm -rf. I assume this has to do with the 100MB buffer and subsequent
thrashing? How should I tune this to make it perform better?

No crashes from this, though.

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