On Mon 21-09-20 16:02:55, zangchunxin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
From: Chunxin Zang <zangchunxin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
In the cgroup v1, we have 'force_mepty' interface. This is very
useful for userspace to actively release memory. But the cgroup
v2 does not.
This patch reuse cgroup v1's function, but have a new name for
the interface. Because I think 'drop_cache' may be is easier to
This should really explain a usecase. Global drop_caches is a terrible
interface and it has caused many problems in the past. People have
learned to use it as a remedy to any problem they might see and cause
other problems without realizing that. This is the reason why we even
log each attempt to drop caches.
I would rather not repeat the same mistake on the memcg level unless
there is a very strong reason for it.