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authorKAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com>2012-05-29 15:06:51 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2012-05-29 16:22:24 -0700
commit4b91355e9dc9ac1eb3d69e56de093899ff2677ef (patch)
treeb6d18618013eadd3b3e3144c90b16d0d5f07b3af /mm/swapfile.c
parent181eb39425f2b9275afcb015eaa547d11f71a02f (diff)
memcg: fix/change behavior of shared anon at moving task
This patch changes memcg's behavior at task_move(). At task_move(), the kernel scans a task's page table and move the changes for mapped pages from source cgroup to target cgroup. There has been a bug at handling shared anonymous pages for a long time. Before patch: - The spec says 'shared anonymous pages are not moved.' - The implementation was 'shared anonymoys pages may be moved'. If page_mapcount <=2, shared anonymous pages's charge were moved. After patch: - The spec says 'all anonymous pages are moved'. - The implementation is 'all anonymous pages are moved'. Considering usage of memcg, this will not affect user's experience. 'shared anonymous' pages only exists between a tree of processes which don't do exec(). Moving one of process without exec() seems not sane. For example, libcgroup will not be affected by this change. (Anyway, no one noticed the implementation for a long time...) Below is a discussion log: - current spec/implementation are complex - Now, shared file caches are moved - It adds unclear check as page_mapcount(). To do correct check, we should check swap users, etc. - No one notice this implementation behavior. So, no one get benefit from the design. - In general, once task is moved to a cgroup for running, it will not be moved.... - Finally, we have control knob as memory.move_charge_at_immigrate. Here is a patch to allow moving shared pages, completely. This makes memcg simpler and fix current broken code. Suggested-by: Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com> Signed-off-by: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com> Acked-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.cz> Cc: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org> Cc: Naoya Horiguchi <n-horiguchi@ah.jp.nec.com> Cc: Glauber Costa <glommer@parallels.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'mm/swapfile.c')
1 files changed, 0 insertions, 31 deletions
diff --git a/mm/swapfile.c b/mm/swapfile.c
index b0c86e92f42..457b10baef5 100644
--- a/mm/swapfile.c
+++ b/mm/swapfile.c
@@ -717,37 +717,6 @@ int free_swap_and_cache(swp_entry_t entry)
return p != NULL;
- * mem_cgroup_count_swap_user - count the user of a swap entry
- * @ent: the swap entry to be checked
- * @pagep: the pointer for the swap cache page of the entry to be stored
- *
- * Returns the number of the user of the swap entry. The number is valid only
- * for swaps of anonymous pages.
- * If the entry is found on swap cache, the page is stored to pagep with
- * refcount of it being incremented.
- */
-int mem_cgroup_count_swap_user(swp_entry_t ent, struct page **pagep)
- struct page *page;
- struct swap_info_struct *p;
- int count = 0;
- page = find_get_page(&swapper_space, ent.val);
- if (page)
- count += page_mapcount(page);
- p = swap_info_get(ent);
- if (p) {
- count += swap_count(p->swap_map[swp_offset(ent)]);
- spin_unlock(&swap_lock);
- }
- *pagep = page;
- return count;
* Find the swap type that corresponds to given device (if any).