[Devel] Re: [PATCH] BC: resource beancounters (v2)

Nick Piggin nickpiggin at yahoo.com.au
Fri Aug 25 08:14:03 PDT 2006

Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Fri, 25 Aug 2006 15:49:15 +0400
> Kirill Korotaev <dev at sw.ru> wrote:
>>>We need to go over this work before we can commit to the BC
>>>core.  Last time I looked at the VM accounting patch it
>>>seemed rather unpleasing from a maintainability POV.
>>hmmm... in which regard?
> Little changes all over the MM code which might get accidentally broken.

I still think doing simple accounting per-page would be a better way to
go than trying to pin down all "user allocatable" kernel allocations.
And would require all of about 2 hooks in the page allocator. And would
track *actual* RAM allocated by that container.

Can we continue that discussion (ie. why it isn't good enough). Last I
was told it is not perfect and can be unfair... sounds like it fits the
semantics perfectly ;)

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