[PATCH][RFC] dirty balancing for cgroups

YAMAMOTO Takashi yamamoto at valinux.co.jp
Thu Jul 10 22:59:26 PDT 2008


> > >  - This looks simple but, could you merge this into memory resource controller ?
> > 
> > why?
> > 
> 3 points.
>  1. Is this useful if used alone ?

it can be.  why not?

>  2. memcg requires this kind of feature, basically.
> 
>  3. I wonder I need more work to make this work well under memcg.

i'm not sure if i understand these points.  can you explain a bit?

my patch penalizes heavy-writer cgroups as task_dirty_limit does
for heavy-writer tasks.  i don't think that it's necessary to be
tied to the memory subsystem because i merely want to group writers.

otoh, if you want to limit the number (or percentage or whatever) of
dirty pages in a memory cgroup, it can't be done independently from
the memory subsystem, of course.  it's another story, tho.

YAMAMOTO Takashi

> 
> If chasing page->cgroup and memcg make this patch much more complex,
> I think this style of implimentation is a choice.
> 
>  About 3. 
>     Does this works well if I changes get_dirty_limit()'s
>     determine_dirtyable_memory() calculation under memcg ?
>     But to do this seems not valid if dirty_ratio cgroup and memcg cgroup 
>     containes different set of tasks.
>  
> Thanks,
> -Kame


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