[patch 0/3] per-CPU vmstat thresholds and vmstat worker disablement (v2)

From: Marcelo Tosatti
Date: Wed May 03 2017 - 14:45:50 EST

The per-CPU vmstat worker is a problem on -RT workloads (because
ideally the CPU is entirely reserved for the -RT app, without
interference). The worker transfers accumulated per-CPU
vmstat counters to global counters.

To resolve the problem, create two tunables:

* Userspace configurable per-CPU vmstat threshold: by default the
VM code calculates the size of the per-CPU vmstat arrays. This
tunable allows userspace to configure the values.

* Userspace configurable per-CPU vmstat worker: allow disabling
the per-CPU vmstat worker.

- Improve documentation (Rik/Luiz).
- Split patch in two (Luiz).
- Fix comparison to include equal, in the helpers for
stats accounting.