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SubjectRe: [PATCH v1] mm:memcg: skip memcg of current in mem_cgroup_soft_limit_reclaim
On Fri 03-08-18 14:11:26, Zhaoyang Huang wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 3, 2018 at 1:48 PM Zhaoyang Huang <> wrote:
> >
> > for the soft_limit reclaim has more directivity than global reclaim, we40960
> > have current memcg be skipped to avoid potential page thrashing.
> >
> The patch is tested in our android system with 2GB ram. The case
> mainly focus on the smooth slide of pictures on a gallery, which used
> to stall on the direct reclaim for over several hundred
> millionseconds. By further debugging, we find that the direct reclaim
> spend most of time to reclaim pages on its own with softlimit set to
> 40960KB. I add a ftrace event to verify that the patch can help
> escaping such scenario. Furthermore, we also measured the major fault
> of this process(by dumpsys of android). The result is the patch can
> help to reduce 20% of the major fault during the test.

I have asked already asked. Why do you use the soft limit in the first
place? It is known to cause excessive reclaim and long stalls.
Michal Hocko

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