[PATCH v3 3/4] limit nr_dentries per superblock

Pekka Enberg penberg at kernel.org
Mon Aug 15 04:55:13 PDT 2011

On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 2:32 PM, Pavel Emelyanov <xemul at parallels.com> wrote:
>> Couldn't you simply do per-container "struct kmem_accounted_cache" in struct superblock?
> If by this you mean "account for all the kmem associated with particular superblock" then
> this is OK for us, but this can't be done in a simple
>        if (used + size > limit)
>                return -ENOMEM
>        else {
>                used += size;
>                return 0;
>        }
> manner, since once we hit the limit we should shrink the unused dentries. And most of the
> patches are about this.

So you want to shrink dentries that were allocated in the container
that hit the dcache limit? How does this patch set deal with that? Or
are you referring to some other patches?


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