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A question about ram-high

Sat Aug 19, 2023 6:51 pm

According to documentation, "this will soft limit RAM usage - if a RAM usage goes over the high boundary, the processes of the cgroup are throttled and put under heavy reclaim pressure".

Here's my question: If I set ram-high=512.0MiB, will it mean that containers' processes will be throttled and put under heavy reclaim pressure when:

  1. the total RAM usage of the system (RouterBoard / CHR) goes over 512MiB; or
  2. the total RAM usage of all containers goes over 512MiB (not considering the rest of the system); or
  3. the RAM usage of a single container goes over 512MiB, and only this container will experience throttling?

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Re: A question about ram-high

Wed Nov 29, 2023 10:38 pm

I'm also interested to learn what exactly is controlled by the "ram-high" parameter.

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Re: A question about ram-high

Wed Nov 29, 2023 10:50 pm

I'm also interested to learn what exactly is controlled by the "ram-high" parameter.

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I never got a proper answer to that question, but after experimenting a bit I think the correct answer is: "ram-high" limits the total RAM usage of all containers (not considering the rest of the system).

You can experiment by changing the "ram-high" while containers are already running, there is no need to stop/start containers to apply changes made to "ram-high".
 
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Re: A question about ram-high

Wed Nov 29, 2023 10:51 pm

Since this is a general setting, I would assume the total of all containers.
 
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Re: A question about ram-high

Fri Dec 01, 2023 10:52 pm

It is the total amount containers are allowed to use before it takes action, not a per-container limit.

It also appears to result in containers restarting when the memory limit is hit. I watch the memory utilization rise and then drop repeatedly as memory gets too high and it enforces the limit.
 
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Re: A question about ram-high  Topic is solved

Mon Dec 04, 2023 8:05 pm

The support confirmed:
The 'ram-high' value in the '/container/config' is set for all containers collectively.

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