res_counter: return amount of charges after res_counter_uncharge()
authorGlauber Costa <>
Tue, 18 Dec 2012 22:22:04 +0000 (14:22 -0800)
committerLinus Torvalds <>
Tue, 18 Dec 2012 23:02:12 +0000 (15:02 -0800)
It is useful to know how many charges are still left after a call to
res_counter_uncharge.  While it is possible to issue a res_counter_read
after uncharge, this can be racy.

If we need, for instance, to take some action when the counters drop down
to 0, only one of the callers should see it.  This is the same semantics
as the atomic variables in the kernel.

Since the current return value is void, we don't need to worry about
anything breaking due to this change: nobody relied on that, and only
users appearing from now on will be checking this value.

Signed-off-by: Glauber Costa <>
Reviewed-by: Michal Hocko <>
Acked-by: Kamezawa Hiroyuki <>
Acked-by: David Rientjes <>
Cc: Johannes Weiner <>
Cc: Suleiman Souhlal <>
Cc: Tejun Heo <>
Cc: Christoph Lameter <>
Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <>
Cc: Greg Thelen <>
Cc: JoonSoo Kim <>
Cc: Mel Gorman <>
Cc: Pekka Enberg <>
Cc: Rik van Riel <>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>

index 0c4a344e78fa4c32693bf231240597bee5a8fe2b..c4d99ed0b418d46460e0df48a321beed1fc0a58d 100644 (file)
@@ -83,16 +83,17 @@ to work with it.
        res_counter->lock internally (it must be called with res_counter->lock
        held). The force parameter indicates whether we can bypass the limit.
- e. void res_counter_uncharge[_locked]
+ e. u64 res_counter_uncharge[_locked]
                        (struct res_counter *rc, unsigned long val)
        When a resource is released (freed) it should be de-accounted
        from the resource counter it was accounted to.  This is called
-       "uncharging".
+       "uncharging". The return value of this function indicate the amount
+       of charges still present in the counter.
        The _locked routines imply that the res_counter->lock is taken.
- f. void res_counter_uncharge_until
+ f. u64 res_counter_uncharge_until
                (struct res_counter *rc, struct res_counter *top,
                 unsinged long val)
index 6f54e40fa218a3d09aa38aa49513d0c5616a83b5..5ae8456d967010b8cb35b1d861d28a487e2103ba 100644 (file)
@@ -125,14 +125,16 @@ int res_counter_charge_nofail(struct res_counter *counter,
  * these calls check for usage underflow and show a warning on the console
  * _locked call expects the counter->lock to be taken
+ *
+ * returns the total charges still present in @counter.
-void res_counter_uncharge_locked(struct res_counter *counter, unsigned long val);
-void res_counter_uncharge(struct res_counter *counter, unsigned long val);
+u64 res_counter_uncharge_locked(struct res_counter *counter, unsigned long val);
+u64 res_counter_uncharge(struct res_counter *counter, unsigned long val);
-void res_counter_uncharge_until(struct res_counter *counter,
-                               struct res_counter *top,
-                               unsigned long val);
+u64 res_counter_uncharge_until(struct res_counter *counter,
+                              struct res_counter *top,
+                              unsigned long val);
  * res_counter_margin - calculate chargeable space of a counter
  * @cnt: the counter
index 3920d593e63c7d86acfcc07f1caa1443a065ffb1..ff55247e7049aeaf08fcf2d058ef6e5d5d20d76b 100644 (file)
@@ -86,33 +86,39 @@ int res_counter_charge_nofail(struct res_counter *counter, unsigned long val,
        return __res_counter_charge(counter, val, limit_fail_at, true);
-void res_counter_uncharge_locked(struct res_counter *counter, unsigned long val)
+u64 res_counter_uncharge_locked(struct res_counter *counter, unsigned long val)
        if (WARN_ON(counter->usage < val))
                val = counter->usage;
        counter->usage -= val;
+       return counter->usage;
-void res_counter_uncharge_until(struct res_counter *counter,
-                               struct res_counter *top,
-                               unsigned long val)
+u64 res_counter_uncharge_until(struct res_counter *counter,
+                              struct res_counter *top,
+                              unsigned long val)
        unsigned long flags;
        struct res_counter *c;
+       u64 ret = 0;
        for (c = counter; c != top; c = c->parent) {
+               u64 r;
-               res_counter_uncharge_locked(c, val);
+               r = res_counter_uncharge_locked(c, val);
+               if (c == counter)
+                       ret = r;
+       return ret;
-void res_counter_uncharge(struct res_counter *counter, unsigned long val)
+u64 res_counter_uncharge(struct res_counter *counter, unsigned long val)
-       res_counter_uncharge_until(counter, NULL, val);
+       return res_counter_uncharge_until(counter, NULL, val);
 static inline unsigned long long *