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    slub: make sysfs directories for memcg sub-caches optional · 1663f26d
    Tejun Heo authored
    SLUB creates a per-cache directory under /sys/kernel/slab which hosts a
    bunch of debug files.  Usually, there aren't that many caches on a
    system and this doesn't really matter; however, if memcg is in use, each
    cache can have per-cgroup sub-caches.  SLUB creates the same directories
    for these sub-caches under /sys/kernel/slab/$CACHE/cgroup.
    
    Unfortunately, because there can be a lot of cgroups, active or
    draining, the product of the numbers of caches, cgroups and files in
    each directory can reach a very high number - hundreds of thousands is
    commonplace.  Millions and beyond aren't difficult to reach either.
    
    What's under /sys/kernel/slab is primarily for debugging and the
    information and control on the a root cache already cover its
    sub-caches.  While having a separate directory for each sub-cache can be
    helpful for development, it doesn't make much sense to pay this amount
    of overhead by default.
    
    This patch introduces a boot parameter slub_memcg_sysfs which determines
    whether to create sysfs directories for per-memcg sub-caches.  It also
    adds CONFIG_SLUB_MEMCG_SYSFS_ON which determines the boot parameter's
    default value and defaults to 0.
    
    [akpm@linux-foundation.org: kset_unregister(NULL) is legal]
    Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20170204145203.GB26958@mtj.duckdns.org
    
    Signed-off-by: default avatarTejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
    Cc: Christoph Lameter <cl@linux.com>
    Cc: Pekka Enberg <penberg@kernel.org>
    Cc: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>
    Cc: Joonsoo Kim <iamjoonsoo.kim@lge.com>
    Cc: Vladimir Davydov <vdavydov.dev@gmail.com>
    Cc: Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org>
    Cc: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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