Re: [Question] Do we need remote charging for cpu and cpuacct subsys?

From: Daniel Jordan
Date: Fri Jul 09 2021 - 11:18:15 EST


[only replying now b/c I was out most of this week]

On Sun, Jul 04, 2021 at 12:18:22AM +0800, Hao Lee wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 3, 2021 at 4:07 AM Daniel Jordan <daniel.m.jordan@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > So naturally, I'm curious about your use case and how it may be
> > different from these others. What kworkers would you like to account?
> Thanks. We use a workqueue to perform asynchronous reclaim for cgroups.
> The kworker may consume lots of CPU cycles if the cgroup memory pressure
> is extremely high, so we want to charge the cpu usage to the related
> cgroup for which the kworker works. Otherwise, the reclaim kworker will
> steal cpu time from the system level, which breaks the resource isolation.

Ok, that helps.

> I also have a question here. Are the back-charging and remote charging
> the same thing?

Basically yes.

> > The only one I'm aware of
> > that's like that is net rx, where the work to process packets has to
> > start before their ultimate destination, and therefore cgroup, is known.
> Sorry. Is this a typo? It seems the word "known" should be "unknown"...

What I'm saying is, the work to process packets starts when the cgroup
is unknown.