[Devel] [PATCH 10/11] memcg: allow a memcg with kmem charges to be destructed.

Glauber Costa glommer at parallels.com
Mon Jun 25 07:15:27 PDT 2012

Because the ultimate goal of the kmem tracking in memcg is to
track slab pages as well, we can't guarantee that we'll always
be able to point a page to a particular process, and migrate
the charges along with it - since in the common case, a page
will contain data belonging to multiple processes.

Because of that, when we destroy a memcg, we only make sure
the destruction will succeed by discounting the kmem charges
from the user charges when we try to empty the cgroup.

Signed-off-by: Glauber Costa <glommer at parallels.com>
CC: Christoph Lameter <cl at linux.com>
CC: Pekka Enberg <penberg at cs.helsinki.fi>
CC: Michal Hocko <mhocko at suse.cz>
CC: Kamezawa Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu at jp.fujitsu.com>
CC: Johannes Weiner <hannes at cmpxchg.org>
CC: Suleiman Souhlal <suleiman at google.com>
 mm/memcontrol.c |   10 +++++++++-
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/mm/memcontrol.c b/mm/memcontrol.c
index a6a440b..bb9b6fe 100644
--- a/mm/memcontrol.c
+++ b/mm/memcontrol.c
@@ -598,6 +598,11 @@ static void disarm_kmem_keys(struct mem_cgroup *memcg)
 	if (test_bit(KMEM_ACCOUNTED_THIS, &memcg->kmem_accounted))
+	/*
+	 * This check can't live in kmem destruction function,
+	 * since the charges will outlive the cgroup
+	 */
+	BUG_ON(res_counter_read_u64(&memcg->kmem, RES_USAGE) != 0);
 static void disarm_kmem_keys(struct mem_cgroup *memcg)
@@ -3838,6 +3843,7 @@ static int mem_cgroup_force_empty(struct mem_cgroup *memcg, bool free_all)
 	int node, zid, shrink;
 	int nr_retries = MEM_CGROUP_RECLAIM_RETRIES;
 	struct cgroup *cgrp = memcg->css.cgroup;
+	u64 usage;
@@ -3877,8 +3883,10 @@ move_account:
 		if (ret == -ENOMEM)
 			goto try_to_free;
+		usage = res_counter_read_u64(&memcg->res, RES_USAGE) -
+			res_counter_read_u64(&memcg->kmem, RES_USAGE);
 	/* "ret" should also be checked to ensure all lists are empty. */
-	} while (res_counter_read_u64(&memcg->res, RES_USAGE) > 0 || ret);
+	} while (usage > 0 || ret);
 	return ret;

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