Re: [PATCH] mm: memcontrol: asynchronous reclaim for memory.high

From: Tejun Heo
Date: Thu Feb 20 2020 - 15:54:23 EST

Hello, Daniel.

On Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 02:55:35PM -0500, Daniel Jordan wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 01:45:45PM -0500, Tejun Heo wrote:
> > The setup cost can be lazy optimized but it'd still have to bounce the
> > tiny pieces of work to different threads instead of processing them in
> > one fell swoop from the same context, which most likely is gonna be
> > untenably expensive.
> I see, your last mail is clearer now. If it's easy to do, a pointer to where
> this happens would help so we're on the same page.

Network packet rx is the clearest example I think, but you already
mentioned it. Reclaim is less so but when kswapd reclaims, it walks
everybody, and there can be a lot of small cgroups.