Changes from v1[1]:

* More comments explaining the parameters.

* 0003-writeback-Separate-out-wb_get_lookup-from-wb_get_create.patch
  added and avoid spuriously creating missing wbs for foreign

There's an inherent mismatch between memcg and writeback.  The former
trackes ownership per-page while the latter per-inode.  This was a
deliberate design decision because honoring per-page ownership in the
writeback path is complicated, may lead to higher CPU and IO overheads
and deemed unnecessary given that write-sharing an inode across
different cgroups isn't a common use-case.

Combined with inode majority-writer ownership switching, this works
well enough in most cases but there are some pathological cases.  For
example, let's say there are two cgroups A and B which keep writing to
different but confined parts of the same inode.  B owns the inode and
A's memory is limited far below B's.  A's dirty ratio can rise enough
to trigger balance_dirty_pages() sleeps but B's can be low enough to
avoid triggering background writeback.  A will be slowed down without
a way to make writeback of the dirty pages happen.

This patchset implements foreign dirty recording and foreign mechanism
so that when a memcg encounters a condition as above it can trigger
flushes on bdi_writebacks which can clean its pages.  Please see the
last patch for more details.

This patchset contains the following four patches.


0001-0004 are prep patches which expose wb_completion and implement
bdi->id and flushing by bdi and memcg IDs.

0005 implements foreign inode flushing.

Thanks.  diffstat follows.

 fs/fs-writeback.c                |  114 +++++++++++++++++++++++----------
 include/linux/backing-dev-defs.h |   23 ++++++
 include/linux/backing-dev.h      |    5 +
 include/linux/memcontrol.h       |   39 +++++++++++
 include/linux/writeback.h        |    2 
 mm/backing-dev.c                 |  120 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++------
 mm/memcontrol.c                  |  132 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 mm/page-writeback.c              |    4 +
 8 files changed, 386 insertions(+), 53 deletions(-)


[1] http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20190803140155.181190-1...@kernel.org

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