Commit 107dab5c authored by Glauber Costa's avatar Glauber Costa Committed by Linus Torvalds
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slub: slub-specific propagation changes

SLUB allows us to tune a particular cache behavior with sysfs-based
tunables.  When creating a new memcg cache copy, we'd like to preserve any
tunables the parent cache already had.

This can be done by tapping into the store attribute function provided by
the allocator.  We of course don't need to mess with read-only fields.
Since the attributes can have multiple types and are stored internally by
sysfs, the best strategy is to issue a ->show() in the root cache, and
then ->store() in the memcg cache.

The drawback of that, is that sysfs can allocate up to a page in buffering
for show(), that we are likely not to need, but also can't guarantee.  To
avoid always allocating a page for that, we can update the caches at store
time with the maximum attribute size ever stored to the root cache.  We
will then get a buffer big enough to hold it.  The corolary to this, is
that if no stores happened, nothing will be propagated.

It can also happen that a root cache has its tunables updated during
normal system operation.  In this case, we will propagate the change to
all caches that are already active.

[ tweak code to avoid __maybe_unused]
Signed-off-by: default avatarGlauber Costa <>
Cc: Christoph Lameter <>
Cc: David Rientjes <>
Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <>
Cc: Greg Thelen <>
Cc: Johannes Weiner <>
Cc: JoonSoo Kim <>
Cc: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <>
Cc: Mel Gorman <>
Cc: Michal Hocko <>
Cc: Pekka Enberg <>
Cc: Rik van Riel <>
Cc: Suleiman Souhlal <>
Cc: Tejun Heo <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 943a451a
......@@ -103,6 +103,7 @@ struct kmem_cache {
struct memcg_cache_params *memcg_params;
int max_attr_size; /* for propagation, maximum size of a stored attr */
......@@ -201,13 +201,14 @@ enum track_item { TRACK_ALLOC, TRACK_FREE };
static int sysfs_slab_add(struct kmem_cache *);
static int sysfs_slab_alias(struct kmem_cache *, const char *);
static void sysfs_slab_remove(struct kmem_cache *);
static void memcg_propagate_slab_attrs(struct kmem_cache *s);
static inline int sysfs_slab_add(struct kmem_cache *s) { return 0; }
static inline int sysfs_slab_alias(struct kmem_cache *s, const char *p)
{ return 0; }
static inline void sysfs_slab_remove(struct kmem_cache *s) { }
static inline void memcg_propagate_slab_attrs(struct kmem_cache *s) { }
static inline void stat(const struct kmem_cache *s, enum stat_item si)
......@@ -3865,6 +3866,7 @@ int __kmem_cache_create(struct kmem_cache *s, unsigned long flags)
if (slab_state <= UP)
return 0;
err = sysfs_slab_add(s);
......@@ -5098,10 +5100,82 @@ static ssize_t slab_attr_store(struct kobject *kobj,
return -EIO;
err = attribute->store(s, buf, len);
if (slab_state >= FULL && err >= 0 && is_root_cache(s)) {
int i;
if (s->max_attr_size < len)
s->max_attr_size = len;
for_each_memcg_cache_index(i) {
struct kmem_cache *c = cache_from_memcg(s, i);
* This function's return value is determined by the
* parent cache only
if (c)
attribute->store(c, buf, len);
return err;
static void memcg_propagate_slab_attrs(struct kmem_cache *s)
int i;
char *buffer = NULL;
if (!is_root_cache(s))
* This mean this cache had no attribute written. Therefore, no point
* in copying default values around
if (!s->max_attr_size)
for (i = 0; i < ARRAY_SIZE(slab_attrs); i++) {
char mbuf[64];
char *buf;
struct slab_attribute *attr = to_slab_attr(slab_attrs[i]);
if (!attr || !attr->store || !attr->show)
* It is really bad that we have to allocate here, so we will
* do it only as a fallback. If we actually allocate, though,
* we can just use the allocated buffer until the end.
* Most of the slub attributes will tend to be very small in
* size, but sysfs allows buffers up to a page, so they can
* theoretically happen.
if (buffer)
buf = buffer;
else if (s->max_attr_size < ARRAY_SIZE(mbuf))
buf = mbuf;
else {
buffer = (char *) get_zeroed_page(GFP_KERNEL);
if (WARN_ON(!buffer))
buf = buffer;
attr->show(s->memcg_params->root_cache, buf);
attr->store(s, buf, strlen(buf));
if (buffer)
free_page((unsigned long)buffer);
static const struct sysfs_ops slab_sysfs_ops = {
.show = slab_attr_show,
.store = slab_attr_store,
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