Re: [ckrm-tech] [RFC][PATCH 5/7] UBC: kernel memory accounting(core)

From: Dave Hansen
Date: Fri Aug 18 2006 - 10:56:10 EST

On Fri, 2006-08-18 at 13:31 +0400, Kirill Korotaev wrote:
> they all are troublesome :/
> user can create lots of vmas, w/o page tables.
> lots of fdsets, ipcids.
> These are not reclaimable.

I guess one of my big questions surrounding these patches is why the
accounting is done with pages. If there really is a need to limit these
different kernel objects, then why not simply write patches to limit
*these* *objects*? I trust there is a very good technical reason for
doing this, I just don't understand why, yet.

-- Dave

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