Thanks to Mike Kravetz for comment on the previous version patch. The purpose of this patch-set is to make it possible to control whether or not to charge surplus hugetlb pages obtained by overcommitting to memory cgroup. In the future, I am trying to accomplish limiting the memory usage of applications that use both normal pages and hugetlb pages by the memory cgroup(not use the hugetlb cgroup).
Applications that use shared libraries like libhugetlbfs.so use both normal pages and hugetlb pages, but we do not know how much to use each. Please suppose you want to manage the memory usage of such applications by cgroup How do you set the memory cgroup and hugetlb cgroup limit when you want to limit memory usage to 10GB? If you set a limit of 10GB for each, the user can use a total of 20GB of memory and can not limit it well. Since it is difficult to estimate the ratio used by user of normal pages and hugetlb pages, setting limits of 2GB to memory cgroup and 8GB to hugetlb cgroup is not very good idea. In such a case, I thought that by using my patch-set, we could manage resources just by setting 10GB as the limit of memory cgoup(there is no limit to hugetlb cgroup). In this patch-set, introduce the charge_surplus_huge_pages(boolean) to struct hstate. If it is true, it charges to the memory cgroup to which the task that obtained surplus hugepages belongs. If it is false, do nothing as before, and the default value is false. The charge_surplus_huge_pages can be controlled procfs or sysfs interfaces. Since THP is very effective in environments with kernel page size of 4KB, such as x86, there is no reason to positively use HugeTLBfs, so I think that there is no situation to enable charge_surplus_huge_pages. However, in some distributions such as arm64, the page size of the kernel is 64KB, and the size of THP is too huge as 512MB, making it difficult to use. HugeTLBfs may support multiple huge page sizes, and in such a special environment there is a desire to use HugeTLBfs. The patch set is for 4.17.0-rc3+. I don't know whether patch-set are acceptable or not, so I just done a simple test. Thanks, Tsukada TSUKADA Koutaro (7): hugetlb: introduce charge_surplus_huge_pages to struct hstate hugetlb: supports migrate charging for surplus hugepages memcg: use compound_order rather than hpage_nr_pages mm, sysctl: make charging surplus hugepages controllable hugetlb: add charge_surplus_hugepages attribute Documentation, hugetlb: describe about charge_surplus_hugepages memcg: supports movement of surplus hugepages statistics Documentation/vm/hugetlbpage.txt | 6 + include/linux/hugetlb.h | 4 + kernel/sysctl.c | 7 + mm/hugetlb.c | 148 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ mm/memcontrol.c | 109 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++- 5 files changed, 269 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-) -- Tsukada