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From: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
To: Mike Rapoport <rppt@kernel.org>
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Subject: Re: [PATCH v16 08/11] secretmem: add memcg accounting
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2021 08:31:42 +0100
Message-ID: <20210126073142.GY827@dhcp22.suse.cz> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210125213817.GM6332@kernel.org>

On Mon 25-01-21 23:38:17, Mike Rapoport wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 25, 2021 at 05:54:51PM +0100, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > On Thu 21-01-21 14:27:20, Mike Rapoport wrote:
> > > From: Mike Rapoport <rppt@linux.ibm.com>
> > > 
> > > Account memory consumed by secretmem to memcg. The accounting is updated
> > > when the memory is actually allocated and freed.
> > 
> > What does this mean?
> 
> That means that the accounting is updated when secretmem does cma_alloc()
> and cma_relase().
> 
> > What are the lifetime rules?
> 
> Hmm, what do you mean by lifetime rules?

OK, so let's start by reservation time (mmap time right?) then the
instantiation time (faulting in memory). What if the calling process of
the former has a different memcg context than the later. E.g. when you
send your fd or inherited fd over fork will move to a different memcg.

What about freeing path? E.g. when you punch a hole in the middle of
a mapping?

Please make sure to document all this.

> > [...]
> > 
> > > +static int secretmem_account_pages(struct page *page, gfp_t gfp, int order)
> > > +{
> > > +	int err;
> > > +
> > > +	err = memcg_kmem_charge_page(page, gfp, order);
> > > +	if (err)
> > > +		return err;
> > > +
> > > +	/*
> > > +	 * seceremem caches are unreclaimable kernel allocations, so treat
> > > +	 * them as unreclaimable slab memory for VM statistics purposes
> > > +	 */
> > > +	mod_lruvec_page_state(page, NR_SLAB_UNRECLAIMABLE_B,
> > > +			      PAGE_SIZE << order);
> > 
> > A lot of memcg accounted memory is not reclaimable. Why do you abuse
> > SLAB counter when this is not a slab owned memory? Why do you use the
> > kmem accounting API when __GFP_ACCOUNT should give you the same without
> > this details?
> 
> I cannot use __GFP_ACCOUNT because cma_alloc() does not use gfp.

Other people are working on this to change. But OK, I do see that this
can be done later but it looks rather awkward.

> Besides, kmem accounting with __GFP_ACCOUNT does not seem
> to update stats and there was an explicit request for statistics:
>  
> https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/CALo0P13aq3GsONnZrksZNU9RtfhMsZXGWhK1n=xYJWQizCd4Zw@mail.gmail.com/

charging and stats are two different things. You can still take care of
your stats without explicitly using the charging API. But this is a mere
detail. It just hit my eyes.

> As for (ab)using NR_SLAB_UNRECLAIMABLE_B, as it was already discussed here:
> 
> https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20201129172625.GD557259@kernel.org/

Those arguments should be a part of the changelof.

> I think that a dedicated stats counter would be too much at the moment and
> NR_SLAB_UNRECLAIMABLE_B is the only explicit stat for unreclaimable memory.

Why do you think it would be too much? If the secret memory becomes a
prevalent memory user because it will happen to back the whole virtual
machine then hiding it into any existing counter would be less than
useful.

Please note that this all is a user visible stuff that will become PITA
(if possible) to change later on. You should really have strong
arguments in your justification here.
-- 
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs

  reply index

Thread overview: 76+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-01-21 12:27 [PATCH v16 00/11] mm: introduce memfd_secret system call to create "secret" memory areas Mike Rapoport
2021-01-21 12:27 ` [PATCH v16 01/11] mm: add definition of PMD_PAGE_ORDER Mike Rapoport
2021-01-21 12:27 ` [PATCH v16 02/11] mmap: make mlock_future_check() global Mike Rapoport
2021-01-21 12:27 ` [PATCH v16 03/11] riscv/Kconfig: make direct map manipulation options depend on MMU Mike Rapoport
2021-01-21 12:27 ` [PATCH v16 04/11] set_memory: allow set_direct_map_*_noflush() for multiple pages Mike Rapoport
2021-01-21 12:27 ` [PATCH v16 05/11] set_memory: allow querying whether set_direct_map_*() is actually enabled Mike Rapoport
2021-01-21 12:27 ` [PATCH v16 06/11] mm: introduce memfd_secret system call to create "secret" memory areas Mike Rapoport
2021-01-25 17:01   ` Michal Hocko
2021-01-25 21:36     ` Mike Rapoport
2021-01-26  7:16       ` Michal Hocko
2021-01-26  8:33         ` Mike Rapoport
2021-01-26  9:00           ` Michal Hocko
2021-01-26  9:20             ` Mike Rapoport
2021-01-26  9:49               ` Michal Hocko
2021-01-26  9:53                 ` David Hildenbrand
2021-01-26 10:19                   ` Michal Hocko
2021-01-26  9:20             ` Michal Hocko
2021-02-03 12:15   ` Michal Hocko
2021-02-04 11:34     ` Mike Rapoport
2021-01-21 12:27 ` [PATCH v16 07/11] secretmem: use PMD-size pages to amortize direct map fragmentation Mike Rapoport
2021-01-26 11:46   ` Michal Hocko
2021-01-26 11:56     ` David Hildenbrand
2021-01-26 12:08       ` Michal Hocko
2021-01-28  9:22         ` Mike Rapoport
2021-01-28 13:01           ` Michal Hocko
2021-01-28 13:28             ` Christoph Lameter
2021-01-28 13:49               ` Michal Hocko
2021-01-28 15:56                 ` Christoph Lameter
2021-01-28 16:23                   ` Michal Hocko
2021-01-28 15:28             ` James Bottomley
2021-01-29  7:03               ` Mike Rapoport
2021-01-28 21:05             ` James Bottomley
     [not found]               ` <YBPF8ETGBHUzxaZR@dhcp22.suse.cz>
2021-02-01 16:56                 ` James Bottomley
2021-02-02  9:35                   ` Michal Hocko
2021-02-02 12:48                     ` Mike Rapoport
2021-02-02 13:14                       ` David Hildenbrand
2021-02-02 13:32                         ` Michal Hocko
2021-02-02 14:12                           ` David Hildenbrand
2021-02-02 14:22                             ` Michal Hocko
2021-02-02 14:26                               ` David Hildenbrand
2021-02-02 14:32                                 ` Michal Hocko
2021-02-02 14:34                                   ` David Hildenbrand
2021-02-02 18:15                                     ` Mike Rapoport
2021-02-02 18:55                                       ` James Bottomley
2021-02-03 12:09                                         ` Michal Hocko
2021-02-04 11:31                                           ` Mike Rapoport
2021-02-02 13:27                       ` Michal Hocko
2021-02-02 19:10                         ` Mike Rapoport
2021-02-03  9:12                           ` Michal Hocko
2021-02-04  9:58                             ` Mike Rapoport
2021-02-04 13:02                               ` Michal Hocko
2021-01-29  7:21             ` Mike Rapoport
2021-01-29  8:51               ` Michal Hocko
2021-02-02 14:42                 ` David Hildenbrand
2021-01-21 12:27 ` [PATCH v16 08/11] secretmem: add memcg accounting Mike Rapoport
2021-01-25 16:17   ` Matthew Wilcox
2021-01-25 17:18     ` Shakeel Butt
2021-01-25 21:35       ` Mike Rapoport
2021-01-28 15:07         ` Shakeel Butt
2021-01-25 16:54   ` Michal Hocko
2021-01-25 21:38     ` Mike Rapoport
2021-01-26  7:31       ` Michal Hocko [this message]
2021-01-26  8:56         ` Mike Rapoport
2021-01-26  9:15           ` Michal Hocko
2021-01-26 14:48       ` Matthew Wilcox
2021-01-26 15:05         ` Michal Hocko
2021-01-27 18:42           ` Roman Gushchin
2021-01-28  7:58             ` Michal Hocko
2021-01-28 14:05               ` Shakeel Butt
2021-01-28 14:22                 ` Michal Hocko
2021-01-28 14:57                   ` Shakeel Butt
2021-01-21 12:27 ` [PATCH v16 09/11] PM: hibernate: disable when there are active secretmem users Mike Rapoport
2021-01-21 12:27 ` [PATCH v16 10/11] arch, mm: wire up memfd_secret system call where relevant Mike Rapoport
2021-01-25 18:18   ` Catalin Marinas
2021-01-21 12:27 ` [PATCH v16 11/11] secretmem: test: add basic selftest for memfd_secret(2) Mike Rapoport
2021-01-21 22:18 ` [PATCH v16 00/11] mm: introduce memfd_secret system call to create "secret" memory areas Andrew Morton

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