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authorMichal Hocko <mhocko@suse.cz>2014-06-06 14:38:15 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2014-06-06 16:08:17 -0700
commit688eb988d15af55c1d1b70b1ca9f6ce58f277c20 (patch)
tree5dac60260d3c7e0f97f82f4787a046d31c75ebf5 /mm/memcontrol.c
parent722773afd83209d4088d30946bc274f547528a0b (diff)
vmscan: memcg: always use swappiness of the reclaimed memcg
Memory reclaim always uses swappiness of the reclaim target memcg (origin of the memory pressure) or vm_swappiness for global memory reclaim. This behavior was consistent (except for difference between global and hard limit reclaim) because swappiness was enforced to be consistent within each memcg hierarchy. After "mm: memcontrol: remove hierarchy restrictions for swappiness and oom_control" each memcg can have its own swappiness independent of hierarchical parents, though, so the consistency guarantee is gone. This can lead to an unexpected behavior. Say that a group is explicitly configured to not swapout by memory.swappiness=0 but its memory gets swapped out anyway when the memory pressure comes from its parent with a It is also unexpected that the knob is meaningless without setting the hard limit which would trigger the reclaim and enforce the swappiness. There are setups where the hard limit is configured higher in the hierarchy by an administrator and children groups are under control of somebody else who is interested in the swapout behavior but not necessarily about the memory limit. From a semantic point of view swappiness is an attribute defining anon vs. file proportional scanning of LRU which is memcg specific (unlike charges which are propagated up the hierarchy) so it should be applied to the particular memcg's LRU regardless where the memory pressure comes from. This patch removes vmscan_swappiness() and stores the swappiness into the scan_control structure. mem_cgroup_swappiness is then used to provide the correct value before shrink_lruvec is called. The global vm_swappiness is used for the root memcg. [hughd@google.com: oopses immediately when booted with cgroup_disable=memory] Signed-off-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.cz> Acked-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org> Cc: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org> Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'mm/memcontrol.c')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/mm/memcontrol.c b/mm/memcontrol.c
index a500cb0594c4..9bf8a84bcaae 100644
--- a/mm/memcontrol.c
+++ b/mm/memcontrol.c
@@ -1550,7 +1550,7 @@ static unsigned long mem_cgroup_margin(struct mem_cgroup *memcg)
int mem_cgroup_swappiness(struct mem_cgroup *memcg)
/* root ? */
- if (!css_parent(&memcg->css))
+ if (mem_cgroup_disabled() || !css_parent(&memcg->css))
return vm_swappiness;
return memcg->swappiness;

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