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authorDaisuke Nishimura <nishimura@mxp.nes.nec.co.jp>2010-05-26 14:42:39 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2010-05-27 09:12:43 -0700
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downloadlinux-linaro-android-87946a72283be3de936adc754b7007df7d3e6aeb.tar.gz
memcg: move charge of file pages
This patch adds support for moving charge of file pages, which include normal file, tmpfs file and swaps of tmpfs file. It's enabled by setting bit 1 of <target cgroup>/memory.move_charge_at_immigrate. Unlike the case of anonymous pages, file pages(and swaps) in the range mmapped by the task will be moved even if the task hasn't done page fault, i.e. they might not be the task's "RSS", but other task's "RSS" that maps the same file. And mapcount of the page is ignored(the page can be moved even if page_mapcount(page) > 1). So, conditions that the page/swap should be met to be moved is that it must be in the range mmapped by the target task and it must be charged to the old cgroup. [akpm@linux-foundation.org: coding-style fixes] [akpm@linux-foundation.org: fix warning] Signed-off-by: Daisuke Nishimura <nishimura@mxp.nes.nec.co.jp> Acked-by: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com> Cc: Balbir Singh <balbir@in.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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@@ -454,21 +454,27 @@ And if you want disable it again:
8.2 Type of charges which can be move
Each bits of move_charge_at_immigrate has its own meaning about what type of
-charges should be moved.
+charges should be moved. But in any cases, it must be noted that an account of
+a page or a swap can be moved only when it is charged to the task's current(old)
+memory cgroup.
bit | what type of charges would be moved ?
-----+------------------------------------------------------------------------
0 | A charge of an anonymous page(or swap of it) used by the target task.
| Those pages and swaps must be used only by the target task. You must
| enable Swap Extension(see 2.4) to enable move of swap charges.
-
-Note: Those pages and swaps must be charged to the old cgroup.
-Note: More type of pages(e.g. file cache, shmem,) will be supported by other
- bits in future.
+ -----+------------------------------------------------------------------------
+ 1 | A charge of file pages(normal file, tmpfs file(e.g. ipc shared memory)
+ | and swaps of tmpfs file) mmaped by the target task. Unlike the case of
+ | anonymous pages, file pages(and swaps) in the range mmapped by the task
+ | will be moved even if the task hasn't done page fault, i.e. they might
+ | not be the task's "RSS", but other task's "RSS" that maps the same file.
+ | And mapcount of the page is ignored(the page can be moved even if
+ | page_mapcount(page) > 1). You must enable Swap Extension(see 2.4) to
+ | enable move of swap charges.
8.3 TODO
-- Add support for other types of pages(e.g. file cache, shmem, etc.).
- Implement madvise(2) to let users decide the vma to be moved or not to be
moved.
- All of moving charge operations are done under cgroup_mutex. It's not good