[PATCH v4 02/11] memcg: document cgroup dirty memory interfaces

Andrew Morton akpm at linux-foundation.org
Fri Oct 29 13:19:52 PDT 2010

On Fri, 29 Oct 2010 00:09:05 -0700
Greg Thelen <gthelen at google.com> wrote:

> Document cgroup dirty memory interfaces and statistics.
> ...
> +When use_hierarchy=0, each cgroup has dirty memory usage and limits.
> +System-wide dirty limits are also consulted.  Dirty memory consumption is
> +checked against both system-wide and per-cgroup dirty limits.
> +
> +The current implementation does enforce per-cgroup dirty limits when

"does not", I trust.

> +use_hierarchy=1.  System-wide dirty limits are used for processes in such
> +cgroups.  Attempts to read memory.dirty_* files return the system-wide values.
> +Writes to the memory.dirty_* files return error.  An enhanced implementation is
> +needed to check the chain of parents to ensure that no dirty limit is exceeded.
> +
>  6. Hierarchy support
>  The memory controller supports a deep hierarchy and hierarchical accounting.
> -- 

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