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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 linux-next] delayacct: track delays from memory compact
Hello,  is this patch OK?

Thanks.

yong w <yongw.pur@gmail.com> 于2021年12月8日周三 00:50写道:
>
> Balbir Singh <bsingharora@gmail.com> 于2021年12月7日周二 13:16写道:
> >
> > On Sun, Dec 05, 2021 at 07:08:02PM +0800, yong w wrote:
> > > Balbir Singh <bsingharora@gmail.com> 于2021年12月5日周日 16:17写道:
> > > >
> > > > On Sat, Dec 04, 2021 at 04:09:55AM -0800, yongw.pur@gmail.com wrote:
> > > > > From: wangyong <wang.yong12@zte.com.cn>
> > > > >
> > > > > Delay accounting does not track the delay of memory compact.
> > > > > When there is not enough free memory, tasks can spend
> > > > > a amount of their time waiting for compact.
> > > > >
> > > > > To get the impact of tasks in direct memory compact, measure
> > > > > the delay when allocating memory through memory compact.
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > Should we call this DIRECT_COMPACT and through documentation
> > > > or name change imply that this won't work for kcompactd the
> > > > kernel thread - based on my reading of the patches.
> > > >
> > > Using DIRECT_COMPACT is a little redundant,because the
> > > delayacct stats of delay accounting is specific to tasks, it has
> > > nothing to do with kcompactd, which is similar to the RECLAIM field.
> > >
> >
> > What would we expect when we call delayacct -p <pidof kcompactd>
> > to be output?
> If the slow path of memory allocation is invoked in the kcompacd process,
> there may be delays being recorded.
>
> > Don't feel to strongly, but it can be confusing that kcompactd
> > has spent no time in compact'ing? Not that delayacct is used for
> > kernel threads, but I am not sure if that use case exists today.
> Yes, delayacct does not restrict the process of obtaining information,
> but kcompactd is used for compaction, the compact delay of
> kcompatd is not actually a delay.Maybe it can be added to the
> document later to make it clearer.
>
> Thanks for your reply!

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