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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm, slab: Extend slab/shrink to shrink all the memcg caches
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On 7/3/19 12:10 PM, Christopher Lameter wrote:
> On Wed, 3 Jul 2019, Waiman Long wrote:
>
>> On 7/3/19 2:56 AM, Michal Hocko wrote:
>>> On Tue 02-07-19 14:37:30, Waiman Long wrote:
>>>> Currently, a value of '1" is written to /sys/kernel/slab/<slab>/shrink
>>>> file to shrink the slab by flushing all the per-cpu slabs and free
>>>> slabs in partial lists. This applies only to the root caches, though.
>>>>
>>>> Extends this capability by shrinking all the child memcg caches and
>>>> the root cache when a value of '2' is written to the shrink sysfs file.
>>> Why do we need a new value for this functionality? I would tend to think
>>> that skipping memcg caches is a bug/incomplete implementation. Or is it
>>> a deliberate decision to cover root caches only?
>> It is just that I don't want to change the existing behavior of the
>> current code. It will definitely take longer to shrink both the root
>> cache and the memcg caches. If we all agree that the only sensible
>> operation is to shrink root cache and the memcg caches together. I am
>> fine just adding memcg shrink without changing the sysfs interface
>> definition and be done with it.
> I think its best and consistent behavior to shrink all memcg caches
> with the root cache. This looks like an oversight and thus a bugfix.
>
Yes, that is what I am now planning to do for the next version of the patch.

Cheers,
Longman

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