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* [RFC PATCH 0/8] memcg: Enable fine-grained per process memory control
@ 2020-08-17 14:08 Waiman Long
  2020-08-17 14:08 ` [RFC PATCH 1/8] memcg: Enable fine-grained control of over memory.high action Waiman Long
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From: Waiman Long @ 2020-08-17 14:08 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Andrew Morton, Johannes Weiner, Michal Hocko, Vladimir Davydov,
	Jonathan Corbet, Alexey Dobriyan, Ingo Molnar, Peter Zijlstra,
	Juri Lelli, Vincent Guittot
  Cc: linux-kernel, linux-doc, linux-fsdevel, cgroups, linux-mm, Waiman Long

Memory controller can be used to control and limit the amount of
physical memory used by a task. When a limit is set in "memory.high" in
a v2 non-root memory cgroup, the memory controller will try to reclaim
memory if the limit has been exceeded. Normally, that will be enough
to keep the physical memory consumption of tasks in the memory cgroup
to be around or below the "memory.high" limit.

Sometimes, memory reclaim may not be able to recover memory in a rate
that can catch up to the physical memory allocation rate. In this case,
the physical memory consumption will keep on increasing.  When it reaches
"memory.max" for memory cgroup v2 or when the system is running out of
free memory, the OOM killer will be invoked to kill some tasks to free
up additional memory. However, one has little control of which tasks
are going to be killed by an OOM killer. Killing tasks that hold some
important resources without freeing them first can create other system
problems down the road.

Users who do not want the OOM killer to be invoked to kill random
tasks in an out-of-memory situation can use the memory control
facility provided by this new patchset via prctl(2) to better manage
the mitigation action that needs to be performed to various tasks when
the specified memory limit is exceeded with memory cgroup v2 being used.

The currently supported mitigation actions include the followings:

 1) Return ENOMEM for some syscalls that allocate or handle memory
 2) Slow down the process for memory reclaim to catch up
 3) Send a specific signal to the task
 4) Kill the task

The users that want better memory control for their applicatons can
either modify their applications to call the prctl(2) syscall directly
with the new memory control command code or write the desired action to
the newly provided memctl procfs files of their applications provided
that those applications run in a non-root v2 memory cgroup.

Waiman Long (8):
  memcg: Enable fine-grained control of over memory.high action
  memcg, mm: Return ENOMEM or delay if memcg_over_limit
  memcg: Allow the use of task RSS memory as over-high action trigger
  fs/proc: Support a new procfs memctl file
  memcg: Allow direct per-task memory limit checking
  memcg: Introduce additional memory control slowdown if needed
  memcg: Enable logging of memory control mitigation action
  memcg: Add over-high action prctl() documentation

 Documentation/userspace-api/index.rst      |   1 +
 Documentation/userspace-api/memcontrol.rst | 174 ++++++++++++++++
 fs/proc/base.c                             | 109 ++++++++++
 include/linux/memcontrol.h                 |   4 +
 include/linux/sched.h                      |  24 +++
 include/uapi/linux/prctl.h                 |  48 +++++
 kernel/fork.c                              |   1 +
 kernel/sys.c                               |  16 ++
 mm/memcontrol.c                            | 227 +++++++++++++++++++++
 mm/mlock.c                                 |   6 +
 mm/mmap.c                                  |  12 ++
 mm/mprotect.c                              |   3 +
 12 files changed, 625 insertions(+)
 create mode 100644 Documentation/userspace-api/memcontrol.rst

-- 
2.18.1


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2020-08-17 14:08 ` [RFC PATCH 1/8] memcg: Enable fine-grained control of over memory.high action Waiman Long
2020-08-17 14:30   ` Chris Down
2020-08-17 15:38     ` Waiman Long
2020-08-17 16:11       ` Chris Down
2020-08-17 16:44   ` Shakeel Butt
2020-08-17 16:56     ` Chris Down
2020-08-18 19:12       ` Waiman Long
2020-08-18 19:14     ` Waiman Long
2020-08-17 14:08 ` [RFC PATCH 2/8] memcg, mm: Return ENOMEM or delay if memcg_over_limit Waiman Long
2020-08-17 14:08 ` [RFC PATCH 3/8] memcg: Allow the use of task RSS memory as over-high action trigger Waiman Long
2020-08-17 14:08 ` [RFC PATCH 4/8] fs/proc: Support a new procfs memctl file Waiman Long
2020-08-17 14:08 ` [RFC PATCH 5/8] memcg: Allow direct per-task memory limit checking Waiman Long
2020-08-17 14:08 ` [RFC PATCH 6/8] memcg: Introduce additional memory control slowdown if needed Waiman Long
2020-08-17 14:08 ` [RFC PATCH 7/8] memcg: Enable logging of memory control mitigation action Waiman Long
2020-08-17 14:08 ` [RFC PATCH 8/8] memcg: Add over-high action prctl() documentation Waiman Long
2020-08-17 15:26 ` [RFC PATCH 0/8] memcg: Enable fine-grained per process memory control Michal Hocko
2020-08-17 15:55   ` Waiman Long
2020-08-17 19:26     ` Michal Hocko
2020-08-18 19:20       ` Waiman Long
2020-08-18  9:14 ` peterz
2020-08-18  9:26   ` Michal Hocko
2020-08-18  9:59     ` peterz
2020-08-18 10:05       ` Michal Hocko
2020-08-18 10:18         ` peterz
2020-08-18 10:30           ` Michal Hocko
2020-08-18 10:36             ` peterz
2020-08-18 13:49           ` Johannes Weiner
2020-08-21 19:37             ` Peter Zijlstra
2020-08-24 16:58               ` Johannes Weiner
2020-09-07 11:47                 ` Chris Down
2020-09-09 11:53                 ` Michal Hocko
2020-08-18 10:17       ` Chris Down
2020-08-18 10:26         ` peterz
2020-08-18 10:35           ` Chris Down
2020-08-23  2:49         ` Waiman Long
2020-08-18  9:27   ` Chris Down
2020-08-18 10:04     ` peterz
2020-08-18 12:55       ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-08-20  6:11         ` Dave Chinner
2020-08-18 19:30     ` Waiman Long
2020-08-18 19:27   ` Waiman Long

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