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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 0/3] mm: memcontrol: recursive memory protection
On Thu, Dec 19, 2019 at 03:07:15PM -0500, Johannes Weiner wrote:
> Changes since v1:
> - improved Changelogs based on the discussion with Roman. Thanks!
> - fix div0 when recursive & fixed protection is combined
> - fix an unused compiler warning
> The current memory.low (and memory.min) semantics require protection
> to be assigned to a cgroup in an untinterrupted chain from the
> top-level cgroup all the way to the leaf.
> In practice, we want to protect entire cgroup subtrees from each other
> (system management software vs. workload), but we would like the VM to
> balance memory optimally *within* each subtree, without having to make
> explicit weight allocations among individual components. The current
> semantics make that impossible.

Acked-by: Tejun Heo <>

The original behavior turned out to be a significant source of
mistakes and use cases which would require older behavior just weren't



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