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SubjectRe: Re: [PATCH 2/2] memcg: reduce usage at change limit
----- Original Message -----
>Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2008 22:16:07 -0700
>From: "Paul Menage" <>
>> Reduce the usage of res_counter at the change of limit.
>> Changelog v4 -> v5.
>> - moved "feedback" alogrithm from res_counter to memcg.
>FWIW, I really thought it was much better having it in the generic res_counte
Hmm ;)

Balbir and Pavel pointed out that

the resouce which can shrink if necessary is
- user's memory usage
- kernel memory (slab) if it can. (not implemented)

And there are other users of res_counter which cannot shrink.
(I think -EBUSY should be returned)

Now, my idea is
- implement "feedback" in memcg because it is an only user
- fix res_counter to return -EBUSY

I think we can revisit later "implement generic feedback in res_counter".
And such kind of implementation change will not big.(I think)

Another point is I don't want to make res_counter big. To support
generic ops in res_counter (handle limit, hierarchy, high-low watermark...)
res_counter must be bigger that it is. And most of users of res_counder doesn'
t want such ops.

To be honest, both way is okay to me. But I'd like to start from not-invasive


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