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authorMichal Hocko <mhocko@suse.cz>2010-11-24 12:57:08 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2010-11-25 06:50:45 +0900
commita42c390cfa0c2612459d7226ba11612847ca3a64 (patch)
tree1dc06659b4f232461eb6852b8c4d17f8305aca91 /init
parentb1dd693e5b9348bd68a80e679e03cf9c0973b01b (diff)
downloadlinux-2.6.38-lt-ux500-a42c390cfa0c2612459d7226ba11612847ca3a64.tar.gz
cgroups: make swap accounting default behavior configurable
Swap accounting can be configured by CONFIG_CGROUP_MEM_RES_CTLR_SWAP configuration option and then it is turned on by default. There is a boot option (noswapaccount) which can disable this feature. This makes it hard for distributors to enable the configuration option as this feature leads to a bigger memory consumption and this is a no-go for general purpose distribution kernel. On the other hand swap accounting may be very usuful for some workloads. This patch adds a new configuration option which controls the default behavior (CGROUP_MEM_RES_CTLR_SWAP_ENABLED). If the option is selected then the feature is turned on by default. It also adds a new boot parameter swapaccount[=1|0] which enhances the original noswapaccount parameter semantic by means of enable/disable logic (defaults to 1 if no value is provided to be still consistent with noswapaccount). The default behavior is unchanged (if CONFIG_CGROUP_MEM_RES_CTLR_SWAP is enabled then CONFIG_CGROUP_MEM_RES_CTLR_SWAP_ENABLED is enabled as well) Signed-off-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.cz> Acked-by: Daisuke Nishimura <nishimura@mxp.nes.nec.co.jp> Cc: Balbir Singh <balbir@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Cc: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'init')
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1 files changed, 13 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/init/Kconfig b/init/Kconfig
index 88c10468db4..c9728992a77 100644
--- a/init/Kconfig
+++ b/init/Kconfig
@@ -613,6 +613,19 @@ config CGROUP_MEM_RES_CTLR_SWAP
if boot option "noswapaccount" is set, swap will not be accounted.
Now, memory usage of swap_cgroup is 2 bytes per entry. If swap page
size is 4096bytes, 512k per 1Gbytes of swap.
+config CGROUP_MEM_RES_CTLR_SWAP_ENABLED
+ bool "Memory Resource Controller Swap Extension enabled by default"
+ depends on CGROUP_MEM_RES_CTLR_SWAP
+ default y
+ help
+ Memory Resource Controller Swap Extension comes with its price in
+ a bigger memory consumption. General purpose distribution kernels
+ which want to enable the feautre but keep it disabled by default
+ and let the user enable it by swapaccount boot command line
+ parameter should have this option unselected.
+ For those who want to have the feature enabled by default should
+ select this option (if, for some reason, they need to disable it
+ then noswapaccount does the trick).
menuconfig CGROUP_SCHED
bool "Group CPU scheduler"