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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Add prctl support for controlling mem reclaim V4
On Sat, Jan 25, 2020 at 08:16:42AM +1100, Dave Chinner wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 24, 2020 at 10:22:33AM -0600, Mike Christie wrote:
> > On 12/05/2019 04:43 PM, Shakeel Butt wrote:
> > > On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 4:19 PM Mike Christie <mchristi@redhat.com> wrote:
> > >> This patch adds a new prctl command that daemons can use after they have
> > >> done their initial setup, and before they start to do allocations that
> > >> are in the IO path. It sets the PF_MEMALLOC_NOIO and PF_LESS_THROTTLE
> > >> flags so both userspace block and FS threads can use it to avoid the
> > >> allocation recursion and try to prevent from being throttled while
> > >> writing out data to free up memory.
> > >>
> > >> Signed-off-by: Mike Christie <mchristi@redhat.com>
> > >> Acked-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
> > >> Tested-by: Masato Suzuki <masato.suzuki@wdc.com>
> > >> Reviewed-by: Damien Le Moal <damien.lemoal@wdc.com>
> > >
> > > I suppose this patch should be routed through MM tree, so, CCing Andrew.
> > >
> >
> > Andrew and other mm/storage developers,
> >
> > Do I need to handle anything else for this patch, or are there any other
> > concerns? Is this maybe something we want to talk about at a quick LSF
> > session?
> >
> > I have retested it with Linus's current tree. It still applies cleanly
> > (just some offsets), and fixes the problem described above we have been
> > hitting.
>
> I must have missed this version being posted (just looked it up on
> lore.kernel.org). As far as I'm concerned this is good to go and it
> is absolutely necessary for userspace IO stacks to function
> correctly.
>
> Reviewed-by: Dave Chinner <dchinner@redhat.com>
>
> If no manintainer picks it up before the next merge window, then I

Since prctl() is thread-management and fs people seem to be happy and
have acked it I can pick this up too if noone objects and send this
along with the rest of process management.

Christian

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