Re: [RFC][PATCH 5/9 v2] move charges to root at rmdir if use_hierarchy is unset

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On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 10:58 PM, KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki
<kamezawa.hiroyu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Now, at removal of cgroup, ->pre_destroy() is called and move charges
> to the parent cgroup. A major reason of -EBUSY returned by ->pre_destroy()
> is that the 'moving' hits parent's resource limitation. It happens only
> when use_hierarchy=0. This was a mistake of original design.(it's me...)

Nice patch, i can see how broken it is now with use_hierarchy=0...

nitpick on the documentation below:

>
> Considering use_hierarchy=0, all cgroups are treated as flat. So, no one
> cannot justify moving charges to parent...parent and children are in
> flat configuration, not hierarchical.
>
> This patch modifes to move charges to root cgroup at rmdir/force_empty
> if use_hierarchy==0. This will much simplify rmdir() and reduce error
> in ->pre_destroy.
>
> Signed-off-by: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> ---
>  Documentation/cgroups/memory.txt |   12 ++++++----
>  mm/memcontrol.c                  |   39 +++++++++++++------------------------
>  2 files changed, 21 insertions(+), 30 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/Documentation/cgroups/memory.txt b/Documentation/cgroups/memory.txt
> index 54c338d..82ce1ef 100644
> --- a/Documentation/cgroups/memory.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/cgroups/memory.txt
> @@ -393,14 +393,14 @@ cgroup might have some charge associated with it, even though all
>  tasks have migrated away from it. (because we charge against pages, not
>  against tasks.)
>
> -Such charges are freed or moved to their parent. At moving, both of RSS
> -and CACHES are moved to parent.
> -rmdir() may return -EBUSY if freeing/moving fails. See 5.1 also.
> +Such charges are freed or moved to their parent if use_hierarchy=1.
> +if use_hierarchy=0, the charges will be moved to root cgroup.

It is more clear that we move the stats to root (if use_hierarchy==0)
or parent (if use_hierarchy==1), and no change on the charge except
uncharging from the child.

--Ying

>
>  Charges recorded in swap information is not updated at removal of cgroup.
>  Recorded information is discarded and a cgroup which uses swap (swapcache)
>  will be charged as a new owner of it.
>
> +About use_hierarchy, see Section 6.
>
>  5. Misc. interfaces.
>
> @@ -413,13 +413,15 @@ will be charged as a new owner of it.
>
>   Almost all pages tracked by this memory cgroup will be unmapped and freed.
>   Some pages cannot be freed because they are locked or in-use. Such pages are
> -  moved to parent and this cgroup will be empty. This may return -EBUSY if
> -  VM is too busy to free/move all pages immediately.
> +  moved to parent(if use_hierarchy==1) or root (if use_hierarchy==0) and this
> +  cgroup will be empty.
>
>   Typical use case of this interface is that calling this before rmdir().
>   Because rmdir() moves all pages to parent, some out-of-use page caches can be
>   moved to the parent. If you want to avoid that, force_empty will be useful.
>
> +  About use_hierarchy, see Section 6.
> +
>  5.2 stat file
>
>  memory.stat file includes following statistics
> diff --git a/mm/memcontrol.c b/mm/memcontrol.c
> index ed53d64..62200f1 100644
> --- a/mm/memcontrol.c
> +++ b/mm/memcontrol.c
> @@ -2695,32 +2695,23 @@ static int mem_cgroup_move_parent(struct page *page,
>        nr_pages = hpage_nr_pages(page);
>
>        parent = mem_cgroup_from_cont(pcg);
> -       if (!parent->use_hierarchy) {
> -               ret = __mem_cgroup_try_charge(NULL,
> -                                       gfp_mask, nr_pages, &parent, false);
> -               if (ret)
> -                       goto put_back;
> -       }
> +       /*
> +        * if use_hierarchy==0, move charges to root cgroup.
> +        * in root cgroup, we don't touch res_counter
> +        */
> +       if (!parent->use_hierarchy)
> +               parent = root_mem_cgroup;
>
>        if (nr_pages > 1)
>                flags = compound_lock_irqsave(page);
>
> -       if (parent->use_hierarchy) {
> -               ret = mem_cgroup_move_account(page, nr_pages,
> -                                       pc, child, parent, false);
> -               if (!ret)
> -                       __mem_cgroup_cancel_local_charge(child, nr_pages);
> -       } else {
> -               ret = mem_cgroup_move_account(page, nr_pages,
> -                                       pc, child, parent, true);
> -
> -               if (ret)
> -                       __mem_cgroup_cancel_charge(parent, nr_pages);
> -       }
> +       ret = mem_cgroup_move_account(page, nr_pages,
> +                               pc, child, parent, false);
> +       if (!ret)
> +               __mem_cgroup_cancel_local_charge(child, nr_pages);
>
>        if (nr_pages > 1)
>                compound_unlock_irqrestore(page, flags);
> -put_back:
>        putback_lru_page(page);
>  put:
>        put_page(page);
> @@ -3338,12 +3329,10 @@ int mem_cgroup_move_hugetlb_parent(int idx, struct cgroup *cgroup,
>        csize = PAGE_SIZE << compound_order(page);
>        /* If parent->use_hierarchy == 0, we need to charge parent */
>        if (!parent->use_hierarchy) {
> -               ret = res_counter_charge(&parent->hugepage[idx],
> -                                        csize, &fail_res);
> -               if (ret) {
> -                       ret = -EBUSY;
> -                       goto err_out;
> -               }
> +               parent = root_mem_cgroup;
> +               /* root has no limit */
> +               res_counter_charge_nofail(&parent->hugepage[idx],
> +                                csize, &fail_res);
>        }
>        counter = &memcg->hugepage[idx];
>        res_counter_uncharge_until(counter, counter->parent, csize);
> --
> 1.7.4.1
>
>

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