Re: [ckrm-tech] [PATCH 4/7] UBC: syscalls (user interface)
From: Rohit Seth
Date: Wed Aug 23 2006 - 21:20:35 EST
On Tue, 2006-08-22 at 12:58 +0900, Magnus Damm wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-08-21 at 18:16 -0700, Rohit Seth wrote:
> > On Mon, 2006-08-21 at 11:47 +0900, Magnus Damm wrote:
> > > On Fri, 2006-08-18 at 07:45 -0700, Dave Hansen wrote:
> > > > On Fri, 2006-08-18 at 12:08 +0400, Andrey Savochkin wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > A) Have separate memory management for each container,
> > > > > with separate buddy allocator, lru lists, page replacement mechanism.
> > > > > That implies a considerable overhead, and the main challenge there
> > > > > is sharing of pages between these separate memory managers.
> > > >
> > > > Hold on here for just a sec...
> > > >
> > > > It is quite possible to do memory management aimed at one container
> > > > while that container's memory still participates in the main VM.
> > > >
> > > > There is overhead here, as the LRU scanning mechanisms get less
> > > > efficient, but I'd rather pay a penalty at LRU scanning time than divide
> > > > up the VM, or coarsely start failing allocations.
> > >
> > > This could of course be solved with one LRU per container, which is how
> > > the CKRM memory controller implemented things about a year ago.
> > Effectively Andrew's idea of faking up nodes is also giving per
> > container LRUs.
> Yes, but the NUMA emulation approach is using fixed size containers
> where the size is selectable at the kernel command line,
[Apologies for late reply..]
Yup, if we run with fake NUMA support for providing container
functionality then dynamic resizing will be important (and that is why I
made the initial comment of possibly using memory hot-plug)
> while the CKRM
> (and pzone) approach provides a more dynamic (and complex) solution.
...this complexity is not always a positive thing ;-) (I do like core
of CKRM stuff FWIW).
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