Re: [PATCHv3] mm: Account pud page tables

From: Kirill A. Shutemov
Date: Wed Oct 04 2017 - 10:16:29 EST

On Wed, Oct 04, 2017 at 03:48:53PM +0200, Michal Hocko wrote:
> On Mon 02-10-17 11:04:27, Kirill A. Shutemov wrote:
> > On machine with 5-level paging support a process can allocate
> > significant amount of memory and stay unnoticed by oom-killer and
> > memory cgroup. The trick is to allocate a lot of PUD page tables.
> > We don't account PUD page tables, only PMD and PTE.
> >
> > We already addressed the same issue for PMD page tables, see
> > dc6c9a35b66b ("mm: account pmd page tables to the process").
> > Introduction 5-level paging bring the same issue for PUD page tables.
> >
> > The patch expands accounting to PUD level.
> Can we skip the VmPUD part and reporting puds in the oom report please?
> I would like to consolidate all levels into a single counter and carying
> about one less user visible change will make it slightly easier. Or does
> anybody need this exported to the userspace?

Let me do this as a separate patch. I will also fold VmPMD into VmPTE.

Kirill A. Shutemov