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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3] mm: memcontrol: Use cgroup_rstat for event accounting

On Wed, Apr 04, 2018 at 04:34:47PM +0200, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > > The lazy updates are neat, but I'm a little concerned at the memory
> > > footprint. On a 64-cpu machine for example, this adds close to 9000
> > > words to struct mem_cgroup. And we really only need the accuracy for
> > > the 4 cgroup items in, not all VM events and stats.
> > >
> > > Why not restrict the patch to those? It would also get rid of the
> > > weird sharing between VM and cgroup enums.
> >
> > In fact, I wonder if we need per-cpuness for MEMCG_LOW, MEMCG_HIGH
> > etc. in the first place. They describe super high-level reclaim and
> > OOM events, so they're not nearly as hot as other VM events and
> > stats. We could probably just have a per-memcg array of atomics.
> Agreed!

Ah, yeah, if we aren't worried about the update frequency of
MEMCG_HIGH, which likely is the highest freq, we can just switch to
atomic_t. I'm gonna apply the cgroup stat refactoring patches to
cgroup, so if we ever wanna switch the counter to rstat, we can easily
do that later.



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