[PATCH 04/10] memcg: disable local interrupts in lock_page_cgroup()

Daisuke Nishimura nishimura at mxp.nes.nec.co.jp
Wed Oct 6 18:54:56 PDT 2010


On Thu, 7 Oct 2010 09:35:45 +0900
KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu at jp.fujitsu.com> wrote:

> On Wed, 6 Oct 2010 09:15:34 +0900
> Minchan Kim <minchan.kim at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > First of all, we could add your patch as it is and I don't expect any
> > regression report about interrupt latency.
> > That's because many embedded guys doesn't use mmotm and have a
> > tendency to not report regression of VM.
> > Even they don't use memcg. Hmm...
> > 
> > I pass the decision to MAINTAINER Kame and Balbir.
> > Thanks for the detail explanation.
> > 
> 
> Hmm. IRQ delay is a concern. So, my option is this. How do you think ?
> 
> 1. remove local_irq_save()/restore() in lock/unlock_page_cgroup().
>    yes, I don't like it.
> 
> 2. At moving charge, do this:
> 	a) lock_page()/ or trylock_page()
> 	b) wait_on_page_writeback()
> 	c) do move_account under lock_page_cgroup().
> 	c) unlock_page()
> 
> 
> Then, Writeback updates will never come from IRQ context while
> lock/unlock_page_cgroup() is held by move_account(). There will be no race.
> 
hmm, if we'll do that, I think we need to do that under pte_lock in
mem_cgroup_move_charge_pte_range(). But, we can't do wait_on_page_writeback()
under pte_lock, right? Or, we need re-organize current move-charge implementation.

Thanks,
Daisuke Nishimura.


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