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From: Matthew Wilcox <>
To: Johannes Weiner <>
Cc: Andrew Morton <>,,,,
Subject: Re: xarray breaks thrashing detection and cgroup isolation
Date: Thu, 23 May 2019 11:37:13 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Thu, May 23, 2019 at 01:43:49PM -0400, Johannes Weiner wrote:
> I noticed that recent upstream kernels don't account the xarray nodes
> of the page cache to the allocating cgroup, like we used to do for the
> radix tree nodes.
> This results in broken isolation for cgrouped apps, allowing them to
> escape their containment and harm other cgroups and the system with an
> excessive build-up of nonresident information.
> It also breaks thrashing/refault detection because the page cache
> lives in a different domain than the xarray nodes, and so the shadow
> shrinker can reclaim nonresident information way too early when there
> isn't much cache in the root cgroup.
> I'm not quite sure how to fix this, since the xarray code doesn't seem
> to have per-tree gfp flags anymore like the radix tree did. We cannot
> add SLAB_ACCOUNT to the radix_tree_node_cachep slab cache. And the
> xarray api doesn't seem to really support gfp flags, either (xas_nomem
> does, but the optimistic internal allocations have fixed gfp flags).

Would it be a problem to always add __GFP_ACCOUNT to the fixed flags?
I don't really understand cgroups.

  reply	other threads:[~2019-05-23 18:37 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-05-23 17:43 Johannes Weiner
2019-05-23 18:37 ` Matthew Wilcox [this message]
2019-05-23 18:49   ` Shakeel Butt
2019-05-23 19:00     ` Matthew Wilcox
2019-05-23 19:21       ` Johannes Weiner
2019-05-23 19:41         ` Matthew Wilcox
2019-05-23 19:59           ` Johannes Weiner
2019-05-24 16:11             ` Matthew Wilcox
2019-05-24 17:06               ` Johannes Weiner
2019-05-24 17:18                 ` Shakeel Butt

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