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Date:   Wed, 6 Dec 2017 13:23:03 +0100
From:   Michal Hocko <>
To:     Kirill Tkhai <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] aio: Add memcg accounting of user used data

On Tue 05-12-17 13:00:54, Kirill Tkhai wrote:
> This meets the problem in case of many containers
> are used on the hardware node. Since aio_max_nr is
> a global limit, any container may occupy the whole
> available aio requests, and to deprive others the
> possibility to use aio at all. The situation may
> happen because of evil intentions of the container's
> user or because of the program error, when the user
> makes this occasionally

I am sorry to beat more on this but finally got around to
and read the above paragraph once again. I can see how accounting to
a memcg helps to reduce the memory footprint but I fail to see how it
helps the above scenario. Could you clarify wow you set up a limit to
prevent anybody from DoSing other containers by depleting aio_max_nr?
Michal Hocko

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