Re: inux-next: Tree for Apr 27 (uml + mm/memcontrol.c)

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On Fri 04-05-12 10:24:20, Tejun Heo wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> (cc'ing Johannes and Michal, hi guys)
> 
> On Fri, May 04, 2012 at 08:17:11AM +0900, Hiroyuki Kamezawa wrote:
> > > Cgroups is moving to a single hierarchy for simplification, this isn't the
> > > only example of where this is currently suboptimal and it would be
> > > disappointing to solidify hugetlb control as part of memcg because of this
> > > current limitation that will be addressed by generic cgroups development.
> > >
> > > Folks, once these things are merged they become an API that can't easily
> > > be shifted around and seperated out later.  The decision now is either to
> > > join hugetlb control with memcg forever when they act in very different
> > > ways or to seperate them so they can be used and configured individually.
> > 
> > How do other guys think ? Tejun ?
> 
> I don't know.  hugetlbfs already is this franken thing which is
> separate from the usual memory management.  It needing cgroup type
> resource limitation feels a bit weird to me.  Isn't this supposed to
> be used in more-or-less tightly controlled setups?  The whole thing
> needs to have its memory cut out from boot after all.
> 
> If someone really has to add cgroup support to hugetlbfs, I'm more
> inclined to say let them play in their own corner unless incorporating
> it into memcg makes it inherently better.

I would agree with you but my impression from the previous (hugetlb)
implementation was that it is much harder to implement the charge moving
if we do not use page_cgroup.
Also the range tracking is rather ugly and clumsy.

> That said, I really don't know that much about mm.  Johannes, Michal,
> what do you guys think?
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> -- 
> tejun

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