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From: Vladimir Davydov <vdavydov.dev@gmail.com>
To: Roman Gushchin <guro@fb.com>
Cc: linux-mm@kvack.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	cgroups@vger.kernel.org, kernel-team@fb.com,
	Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>,
	Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>, Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] mm: introduce memory.min
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:52:55 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20180425105255.ixfuoanb6t4kr6l5@esperanza> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20180424135409.GA28080@castle.DHCP.thefacebook.com>

On Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 02:54:15PM +0100, Roman Gushchin wrote:
> > On Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 01:36:10PM +0100, Roman Gushchin wrote:
> > > +  memory.min
> > > +	A read-write single value file which exists on non-root
> > > +	cgroups.  The default is "0".
> > > +
> > > +	Hard memory protection.  If the memory usage of a cgroup
> > > +	is within its effective min boundary, the cgroup's memory
> > > +	won't be reclaimed under any conditions. If there is no
> > > +	unprotected reclaimable memory available, OOM killer
> > > +	is invoked.
> > 
> > What will happen if all tasks attached to a cgroup are killed by OOM,
> > but its memory usage is still within memory.min? Will memory.min be
> > ignored then?
> 
> Not really.
> 
> I don't think it's a big problem as long as a user isn't doing
> something weird (e.g. moving processes with significant
> amount of charged memory to other cgroups).

The user doesn't have to do anything weird for this to happen - just
read a file. This will allocate and charge page cache pages that are
not mapped to any process and hence cannot be freed by OOM killer.

> 
> But what we can do here, is to ignore memory.min of empty cgroups
> (patch below), it will resolve some edge cases like this.

Makes sense to me.

Thanks,
Vladimir

  reply	other threads:[~2018-04-25 10:53 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-04-23 12:36 Roman Gushchin
2018-04-24 12:30 ` Vladimir Davydov
2018-04-24 13:54   ` Roman Gushchin
2018-04-25 10:52     ` Vladimir Davydov [this message]
2018-04-25 12:38       ` Roman Gushchin
2018-05-02 13:38     ` Johannes Weiner
2018-05-02 12:30 ` Johannes Weiner
2018-05-02 12:52   ` Roman Gushchin

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