|| ||Andrew Morton <akpm-AT-linux-foundation.org> |
|| ||Ying Han <yinghan-AT-google.com> |
|| ||Re: [PATCH] memcg: doc the pagefault count |
|| ||Wed, 9 Nov 2011 16:22:14 -0800|
|| ||Wanlong Gao <gaowanlong-AT-cn.fujitsu.com>,
|| ||Article, Thread
On Wed, 9 Nov 2011 16:05:36 -0800
Ying Han <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 2:44 PM, Andrew Morton <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, 4 Nov 2011 17:15:21 +0800
> > Wanlong Gao <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > Pagefault count has added to memcg stats since commit 456f998e,
> > > but forgot to doc it.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Wanlong Gao <email@example.com>
> > > ---
> > > Documentation/cgroups/memory.txt | 7 +++++++
> > > 1 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
> > >
> > > diff --git a/Documentation/cgroups/memory.txt b/Documentation/cgroups/memory.txt
> > > index cc0ebc5..081f4f44 100644
> > > --- a/Documentation/cgroups/memory.txt
> > > +++ b/Documentation/cgroups/memory.txt
> > > @@ -389,6 +389,13 @@ mapped_file - # of bytes of mapped file (includes tmpfs/shmem)
> > > pgpgin - # of pages paged in (equivalent to # of charging events).
> > > pgpgout - # of pages paged out (equivalent to # of uncharging events).
> > > swap - # of bytes of swap usage
> > > +
> > > +pgfault - # of page-faults
> > > +pgmajfault - # of major page-faults
> > > + These two are different from "pgpgin"/"pgpgout" stat which
> > > + count number of pages charged/discharged to the cgroup and
> > > + have no meaning of reading/writing page to disk.
> > > +
> > > inactive_anon - # of bytes of anonymous memory and swap cache memory on
> > OK, but the documentation was already rather poor.
> > For a start, what do pgpgin and pgpgout actually count? How about
> > pgpgin: the number of pages read from disk as a result of pagefault
> > activity within this memcg (swapin and mapped-file pagein). Does not
> > include other causes of disk I/O such as read().
> > pgpgout: the number of pages written to disk as a result of swap and
> > mapped-file activity within this memcg. Does not include other causes
> > of disk I/O such as write().
> > (I'm really not sure if this is correct!)
> I am afraid those two stats in memcg world have different perspective
> than the ones in vmstat.
> They are only incremented/decremented during
> charge/uncharge, which is regardless of having IO involved. The
> existing documentation isn't that clear i agree. How about:
> pgpgin - # of 4k page charging events to the memory cgroup
> pgpgout - # of 4k page uncharging events to the memory cgroup
Did we tell readers what a "charging event" is?
What do these numbers represent if the machine is using 16k pages?
And what do pgfault/pgmajfault mean within memcg? I now fear to ask -
given the pgpgin/pgpgout situation, these are probably related to my
shampoo viscosity or something :(
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