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cgroup's are meant to control applications, not filesystems. What you're wanting would need to either be a sysctl or a mount option since it's for an entire filesystem. Unfortunately it doesn't look like either of those two features has been created for this problem. That's probably due to how unique an issue like this is. To work around this, you may try ...


If all goes well, your kernel should decide to "do the right thing" all by itself. It uses a lot of fancy heuristics to decide what to swap out and what to keep when there is memory pressure. Those heuristics have been carefully built by really smart people with a lot of experience in memory management and are already good enough that they're pretty hard to ...

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